According to the Office for National Statistics, the population of England and Wales has surged by 3.7million in the past decade (10 years).

(It’s the biggest increase for more than 200 years. The increase has been driven by a number of factors: immigration, increased life expectancy and fertility rates.   The biggest increase was in London, which grew by 12%, gaining more than 850,000 inhabitants and taking its total population to more than 8 million.  Another reason that I never go there.)