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Swansea's population increases to 244,500

22 June 2017

The latest official annual mid-year estimates of population for Swansea and other local authorities in the UK have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Between 2015 and 2016, Swansea's population increased by approx. 2,100 (+0.9%) to 244,500.  This is higher than the average increase across Wales (+0.5%) and the third highest annual growth rate (%) of Wales' 22 authorities - Cardiff being the highest (+1.2%).  Swansea remains the second most populated local authority in Wales with the latest level of growth (2015-16) behind only Cardiff.

Analysis of the supporting data released with the population estimates suggests that Swansea's population growth during the year to June 2016 was driven by net international in-migration (+1,850); and to a lesser extent internal (within UK) migration (+350); with natural change (births minus deaths) essentially unchanged. 

Further information on the latest population estimates is available via this page.

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