UK population to overtake German population by 2047

Figures released by Eurostat, who produce economic figures and data for the European Union, have suggested that the British population is set to overtake that of Germany by 2047.

The figures also suggest that on current trends the UK population will increase to 85.1 million by 2080 when the entire European Union population is expected to increase to 520 million. The increase in UK population is expected to mainly come from immigration and add to fears about the pressure on the infra-structure.