Sunday, 28 September 2008

Are we full yet (update)

Further to this post which reported the BBC's article that:
"Immigration levels have pushed population density in England to a higher level than any other major country in Europe.

The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, indicate there is an average of 395 people in every square kilometre in England.

This is an increase of five per sq km in the past two years.

The increase has pushed England's population density above the previous highest figure set by the Netherlands."
I can now reveal that the population of Greater London has increased by over half a million over the last 10 years. That's an increase of 542,000 to 7.56 million - an increase of 8 per cent which is well above the average UK population growth rate of 5 per cent.

Anyone who has tried to use London's overcrowded transport system or queued to see a doctor in A&E or stood outside a school at the end of the day will not be surprised by this figure. Once again I ask - are we full yet?

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