Population Estimates and Forecasts
2015 Mid Year Population Estimates
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the
population of Bedford Borough on 30th June 2015 was
A detailed breakdown of the 2015 population by age and sex,
and by 5-year age groups is available here.
The most recent population projections for the Borough are the
ONS 2014-based Subnational Population Projections for 2014-2039.
ONS estimates that the Borough’s population
will increase to approximately 182,400 in 2023, an
increase of 8% over 2016.
However, the older population is
projected to increase at a much higher rate. The 65+
population is projected to rise by 16% from 2016 - 2023, and the
85+ population by 26%.
Longer term, the population of the Borough is
projected to reach 209,600 in 2039. This would represent a 24%
increase between 2016 and 2039.
Again, however, older age groups are projected
to rise by much greater levels, with those aged 65+ increasing by
69%, and those aged 85+ by 142% (from 4,200 in 2016 to 10,200 in
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