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Population rises by 10 per cent
1:04pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
THE population of Basingstoke and Deane has increased by nearly 10 per cent in a decade.
The 2011 Census, released on Monday by the Office for National Statistics, shows that in 2011 there were 167,800 people living in the borough, compared to 152,900 in 2001.
The increase in population of 9.7 per cent is higher than the overall increase of eight per cent across the whole of the South East to 8.6million in 2011, and the seven per cent increase across England and Wales, to 56.1million.
Hart also saw an above average 8.9 per cent increase in population from 83,600 in 2001 to 91,000 in 2011.
Jil Matheson, National Statistician, said: “I’d like to thank everyone in the South East for their support.
“The 2011 Census has been a resounding success and I am proud of the incredible effort that has been put in. It is a rich source of information about the population and its characteristics.
“These statistics will provide valuable information for planners, policy-makers and the public for years to come.”
The South East remains the region with the largest population in England and Wales and was one of only three English regions that grew by eight per cent between 2001 and 2011.
The population increased in Test Valley by 5.8 per cent to 116,400, in Winchester by 8.7 per cent to 116,600 and in West Berkshire by 6.4 per cent to 153,800.