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UK in 'mini population boom'

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The population of the UK rose faster last year than at any time since the early 60s, according to the Office for National Statistics - by about 0.8% to just over 62,000.

Professor Jane Falkingham, director of the Centre for Population Research at the Economic and Science Research Council, assesses the facts behind the figures.


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