UK Population at Record High

Britain’s population is at a new record high. Official figures show that the population in the uk grew by 491,000 in the year to mid-2014- to nearly 64.6 million. Net migration accounted for 53% of the rise and births 46%. Official figures show that net migration overtook natural population change, to become the largest contributor to growth.The Office for National Statistics said 582,600 migrants arrived in the UK between mid-2013 and mid-2014, compared with 322,900 people who left the country.