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Census shows Peterborough population is one of the UK’s fastest growing

Posted: 29/06/2022

Peterborough’s population is one of the fastest growing in the UK, data just published from the 2021 Census has revealed.

A 17.5% rise over the past ten years means that the City is now home to 215,000 people, up more than 32,000 in a decade. This is more than twice the growth of the East of England (8.3%), in a national picture which saw the East grow faster than any part of the UK

While the population has grown in all age groups, the City has seen a notable rise in of those aged 0-19, with a particularly increase of children aged 5 – 14, higher than that seen in neighbouring areas.

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