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