Vale’s population grows by 3,500 in just ONE year

The Vale's population is rising fast
The Vale's population is rising fast

Aylesbury Vale’s population increased by almost 3,500 from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest statistics.

Figures compiled by Buckinghamshire Business First’s economics unit show that the district’s population grew by 3,476, contributing by more than half to the 5,813 rise across Bucks as a whole, between June 2013 and June 2014.

The figure equates to 1.9% of Aylesbury Vale’s total population of 184,560.

‘Internal migration’ made the largest contribution to Bucks’ total population adding 2,087 residents, ahead of ‘natural change’ (ie births and deaths) (1,913) and international migration (1,619).

There were 5,832 births over the year and only 3,919 deaths, with 29,887 people moving into Buckinghamshire from other parts of the country and only 27,800 moving out, while 3,406 people moved to Buckinghamshire from outside the UK, with 1,777 leaving the county to live abroad.

While Buckinghamshire’s total population rose 1.1 per cent in the year, the highest rate of increase was among those aged 65 and over at 2.7 per cent (2,484), followed by the 1.0 per cent (1,073) increase in residents aged under 16.

The working age population rose by only 0.7 per cent (2,256 people) to see the share of residents aged 16-64 fall to 61.7 per cent, the lowest on record.

Only 10.5 per cent of Buckinghamshire residents are in their twenties.