Current UK population 2012 (England and Wales only, updated July 2012 using statistics from the census)
The England and Wales population on census night in March 2011 was 56.1 million (53 million in England and 3.1 million in Wales). This is the largest the population has ever been. Statistics for the whole of the UK will be published when other census offices have published their data.
This is a 7.1 per cent increase since 2010 - the largest growth since the first census in 1801.
In 2011, the percentage of thepopulation aged 65 and over in each region, excluding London, ranged from 16.6 to 19.6 per cent, and had increased in all of these regions. London showed a decrease in the percentage of people aged 65 and over in the same 10-year period.
Current UK population 2011 (updated October 2011 using statistics for mid 2010, source: www.statistics.gov.uk)
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Further details are available in the ONS publication available here. The complete source data used in the ONs publication is available here.
Current UK population 2011 (updated April 2011 using statistics for mid 2009, source: www.statistics.gov.uk)
Updated January 2010 using statistics for 2002 to 2008 (source: www.statistics.gov.uk)
Updated April 2006 (source: