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Population rose 565,000 since 2011 - Oxford analysis

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31748422

The population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011 because of immigration, a major analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.

The figures suggest the migrant population of every local authority in the country may have risen.

Two-thirds of the rise is attributed to people from the European Union.

The Migration Observatory unit says it came up with the projections because similar official data will not be available before the general election.

Official estimates for migration focus on movements of people in and out of the UK - and national statistics only definitely record the population and where it comes from every 10 years at the national census. The latest estimate for how many migrants have settled will not be available until later this summer.

Taking two key measures of people in the UK - the 2011 census and rolling data from the Labour Force Survey - Oxford has projected that immigration has added to the population right across England as the economy has expanded.

Its analysis suggests the greatest change has been in London. Almost 3.2 million people in the capital are now born abroad - 200,000 more than at the time of the last census.

The foreign-born population of the South East is projected to have also risen to more than 1.1 million.

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Official estimates do not reveal where migrant groups of different origins have settled in the UK over the past three years - but the Migration Observatory has projected what it thinks is going on for each region and local authority.

It has broken down local figures to create an online map projecting where migrants have come from.

Areas which have experienced rapid growth since Eastern European nations joined the EU in 2004 have continued to see those communities grow - particularly in the agricultural areas of the east of England.

There, Oxford estimates that the EU-born population is almost a quarter of a million - about 12% highter than at the time of the 2011 census.

Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at Oxford, said: "This data shows how different local experiences of migration have been across the UK.

"There are large variations in the size of migrant populations, as well as the share that come from EU countries.

"We have undertaken this analysis to provide a resource for anyone looking to understand local demographics of migration in the run-up to the general election."

The analysis comes a week after official estimates of net migration - a measure of people moving in and out of the UK - reached almost 300,000. That total is three times higher than the target set by the prime minister but it does not necessarily count how many people stay in the UK for good.

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The subject title here sums up my thoughts exactly. At an occupancy rate of 2.3 people per household, the UK would have needed to have built under 250,000 housing units over the last four years to house this population growth. In excess of 400,000 units were built during that time.

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Well, don;t know about the rest of you but I'm planning on retiring.

With all the economic benefit and tax paid by these hard-working, non-public service using immigrants, I expect all us natives will be able to put our feet up and just let the money roll in.

Whats that you? Tax credits? Housing benefit?

Swarm of unemploayble unskilled hill-billies who's sill base tops out at washing car windows or picking carrots?

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Interesting to see the NE is glowing like a bomb.

The NE used to be the last white refuge.

I went to Middlesbrough last summer. I was shocked. As well as the well-integrated Mipuri pakistanis, the rest of the town was like a United Nations of the unemployable, criminal and generally useless.

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The change that this country has undergone in the last 15 years is quite unbelievable. I have no idea why the political class thought this was going to be a good idea, but things will end up getting very nasty in the not too distant future.

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... I have no idea why the political class thought this was going to be a good idea, but things will end up getting very nasty in the not too distant future.

I agree, especially now that the Government is running out of money.

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The subject title here sums up my thoughts exactly. At an occupancy rate of 2.3 people per household, the UK would have needed to have built under 250,000 housing units over the last four years to house this population growth. In excess of 400,000 units were built during that time.

The article States population growth due to immigration.

Total population growth over the same period is about 1 million.

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The change that this country has undergone in the last 15 years is quite unbelievable. I have no idea why the political class thought this was going to be a good idea, but things will end up getting very nasty in the not too distant future.

Has nothing to do with the fact that 85% of non-native Brits vote Labour. Really, nothing at all.

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The article States population growth due to immigration.

Total population growth over the same period is about 1 million.

And that figure of 400,000 units is not a net increase, as it doesn't include homes lost due to demolition, delapidation etc.

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Oh dear, the more that move here will see more wages being pushed down further, there will be greater competition for resources, and homes.....this is all good for the asset holders, land owners and large corporates, also good for people that require live in maids and porters, drivers, bricklayers, car washers and cooks.....not so good for normal working people old and new....next we will all be building our own homes...doing more things for ourselves...building stronger close knit communities, new people will link up with existing people that are similar to themselves and have the same problems and ideals as themselves.....strength in numbers....want it, get it, got it, deal with it and the consequences of it both good and bad. ;)

Edited by winkie

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There was a similar thread recently with more comprehensive statistics that seemed to show that although immigration was very slightly up on longer term trends, emigration was hugely down. So most of the net population growth was down to people who are here staying here.

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According to tradingeconomics the UK's population has increased by nearly 2 million since January 2011 to date.


tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/population

Edited by billybong

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From the HPC link below (and the ONS chart in that link) long term net migration to the UK has averaged about 200,000 a year over the period since 2011 to date - and net migration is increasing even more rapidly now. So that would make a total net migration of about 800,000 since 2011 to date.

From the same chart actual immigration has been averaging about 500,000 a year at least so that would make about 2 million in that 4 year period - and it's also increasing at a very rapid rate.

It's not clear how the University of Oxford's figure of 565,000 since 2011 squares with either of those official statistics (needless to say their figure has been reported just before the general election). The bbc article didn't clarify why either.

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/203468-migration-statistics-feb-2015/

Edited by billybong

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Between the glut of worker drones from overseas and increasing automation, combined with intractable problems with housing and decreasing opportunities in employment (with an ignorant, arrogant ruling class) the UK may explode like Tunisia or Egypt sooner rather than later.

Maybe things won't explode this decade, but the countdown may have been set around 2004 to 2008.

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