The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published mid-year population estimates for 2017, providing estimates for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, regions and local authorities.

This note summarises the main points arising from the data, beginning with a look at population change over the 12-month period 2016-17, before going on to look at longer-term trends between 2007 and 2017.

Should you wish to discuss the population data for an area in more detail, please contact us. ONS released population projections data in May 2018. Pegasus Group released a briefing paper on the projections, which can be accessed by clicking here.