25 November 2004
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East Midlands populationprojected to continue to rise
The population for the East Midlands is projected to rise to 4.8million (13.8 per cent increase) by 2028, according to populationprojections released today by the Office for National Statistics(ONS).These projections assume recent population trends continue andso do not reflect the impact of future development policies on thepopulation of an area.Within the region, areas of projected high growth (over ten per cent at the end of the 25 year period) include the counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.Areas projected to have a lower growth rate (less than ten per cent at the end of the period) include the county of Nottinghamshire, and the unitary authorities of Derby andLeicester. The population in the Nottingham unitary authority isprojected to remain relatively constant.The East Midlands population as a whole is projected to continueto age, with decreases in the younger age bands and increases inthe older ages. This is in line with the patterns seen in thenational projections.These new long-term subnational population projections arebased on the 2003 mid year estimates and replace the 1996-based population projections previously published by the ONS.The subnational population projections for England are consistentwith the interim official national population projections publishedby the Government Actuary's Department on 30 September.
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