In between the baby boomers and their children having children I expect.Jake wrote:I wonder why this is the case?theo wrote:I think sums it up best..DAC2016 wrote:Not that it matters. On one page the ONS state it's because of ageing, on another it's because of Net immigration, ah well.theo wrote:DAC - for your interest this is the more up to date ONS numbers on the UK Population. Interesting reading if nothing else. Just realised i posted the older version.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... on/mar2017
The population pyramid (Figure 2) shows the age and sex of the population. Several events have affected the structure of the population in 2015:
there are a larger number of 68 year olds due to the spike in births after the end of World War 2
the effects of the 1960s' baby boom can be seen in the larger number of people in their mid-40s to mid-50s and the children of the baby boomers can be seen in the higher number of people in their 20s
low fertility in the 1970s and early 2000s can be seen in lower populations of people in their late 30s and early teens
the group aged 20 to 35 in 2015 has increased in size when compared with 2005, when they were aged 10 to 25; such a change can only have been generated by adding to the population through immigration
It's pretty stark in the demographics...