Congrats, Londoners! We’re all about to become record breakers. London’s population is expected to reach a record high today (January 6) and, it’s all thanks to our efforts to move to the capital, remain here and have children. Go us.
It’s being reported that at some point over the next 24 hours, the number of people living in London will break the 8,615,000 record that was reached in 1939, at the start of World War II. Plus, the Office of National Statistics says that by the end of 2015 there’s expected to be around 8,641,000 people living in the capital, with a population of more than ten million predicted by 2029.
It’s thought the population increase has been caused by a steady rise in the number of people moving to London and the number of babies born, and raised, in the city. Which makes sense, when you think about it.
Boris Johnson says: ‘It’s something that politicians can’t control, we can’t determine how many babies are going to be born in London. It’s a great tribute in a way to the city that people have such confidence in it that they are having families and they are choosing to remain in London. What people like me have got to do is try and prepare, try and make sure we have the transport and the housing infrastructure to cope. In the end I think obviously we’re going to have a debate about the ultimate size of the population of the UK.’
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