Slow-down in UK population growth raises questions for transport plans – transportxtra.com
Deniz Huseyin 31 January 2022
There is a growing number of older people in the UK
The UK’s population is growing at a slower rate than previously forecast, reveals a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The information will raise questions over transport planning decisions, for example in terms of demand forecasts and housing plans.
ONS National Population Projections point to a slower growth than in the 2018-based projections, 600,000 lower in mid-2030 and 1.8 million lower in mid-2045.
The population of the UK is projected to increase by 3.2% in the first 10 years of the projections, from an estimated 67.1 million in mid-2020 to 69.2 million in mid-2030.