Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex, Conservative)
Nick Hurd (The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Glen Watson
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the population in (a) 2025 and (b) 2050 of those built-up areas showing a population of 100,000 or more in the 2011 Census.
Estimates of future population are available as population projections but ONS does not produce them for built up areas.
Population projections are available for local authorities in England which usually project forward for a 25 year horizon. However, the most recent set of projections are based on the population in 2011 are only available to 2021. These can be found at:
Updated population projections, based on more recent information and covering a period to 2037, will be published on the 29 May.
(Citation: HC Deb, 1 May 2014, c803W)