The 2014-based projections provide statistics on the potential future size and age structure of the population of the UK and its constituent countries.
This is not the latest release in the series: National population projections
- The population of Wales is projected to increase by 3.1% to 3.19 million by 2024 and by 6.1% to 3.38 million by 2039.
- The number of children aged under 16 is projected to increase to 572,000 by 2023 before fluctuating between 2024 and 2039, with a population of 567,000 in 2039. Overall, the number of children is projected to increase by 2.3% between 2014 and 2039.
- The number of people aged 16-64 is projected to decrease by 95,000 (5.0%) between 2014 and 2039.
- The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 292,000 (44%) between 2014 and 2039.
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