Between 2007 and 2009 the volume of house sales fell by 53% in London, and by 47% in the wider South East, disrupting the established out migration flow between the capital and its hinterland. The “High” scenario assumes that the fall in net outmigration since 2008 is a long-term structural shift and that recent migration propensities will continue. Find out more about cookies in our privacy policy.

These projections suggest that London could grow by 91,000 – 106,000 pa in the decade to 2021, and over the term of the Plan to 2036 by 64,000 - 88,000 pa. He says an important component of this is that London has housing options for aging Baby Boomers who've had enough of raking leaves and shovelling snow. People are moving to the Forest City at a rate that has made London the second-fastest growing city in Canada, according to Statistics Canada estimates. Decentralisation accelerated in the post-war years with measures like the building of the new towns. Additionally, data is produced for the Greater London Urban Area. It has accelerated again, and to an extent much greater than was anticipated in the 2011 London Plan. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/population-over-time/#chart-52. The latest population estimates by the federal agency put the London census metropolitan area as the country’s fifth-fastest growing community. 1.10  The issue for an Alteration to a long term strategic plan such as this is not only the scale of the change itself, but whether, on balance, it is likely to be sustained consistently in to the future. The three projections differ in their domestic migration assumptions beyond 2017. Domestic net migration, however, took a different path, reducing in the second part of the decade from an annual loss of around 100,000 pa to under 50,000 pa.

These suggest London could on average grow by some 117,000 pa to 9.37 mll in 2021.

By the 2020s there are likely to be more Londoners than at any time in the city’s history.

This Alteration has been prepared using the Central population projection. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 1.10B  In such circumstances, the soundest response for this Alteration is to recognise this uncertainty and to plan for it. There's also a city website with links to information newcomers need. In 2016-17 just under 10,000 international students came to London across all academic classes.

The fall was most pronounced in Inner London, which saw its population reduce by almost half over 50 years. 1.10D  This degree of uncertainty reinforces the importance of taking a ‘plan, monitor and manage’ approach to accommodating London’s growth. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. In the circumstances, this is the most sound approach which can be taken to London’s current demographic challenge. The net effects of these migration trends during this period, driven in particular by the reduction in internal out-migration and increased domestic in migration, combined with established and significant positive natural change, underpinned higher annual increments to the population, especially since 2007. A few years ago, Haan was involved in research that flagged London was lagging as a destination for new immigrants. The population of London's census metropolitan area, which includes Strathroy and St. Thomas, is projected at 545,441 as of July 2019, making it almost a certainty that London has now pushed past half a million people. "In the past, we weren't welcoming our share of newcomers, so the city rightly decided that they needed to become a little bit more proactive in attracting people," said Haan, who helped with research for the strategy. The population figures are estimates Stats Can publishes regularly based on data extrapolated from census years. The city is home to more than 8.8 million residents—a population expansion largely fed by immigration.

Comments are welcome while open. London’s population has been growing since the early 1990s and hit a new high of 8.9 million in 2018. Just how far that may be true will only become clear once data is available to test whether the trend has ‘bedded down’, and if so at what level. However, the 2011 Census showed that during this decade London grew at a much more substantial rate – by an average of 87,000 pa, to 8.2 mll in 2011 rather than the 7.8 mll expected by the 2011 Plan. Due to the advance and enhancing facilities and opportunities of education, health and other profiting fields, a large number of people immigrate to London every year. Analysis of these relationships during the inter-censal decade shows that the well-established trend for London’s births to exceed deaths continued, and indeed accelerated as expected in the projections which informed the 2011 Plan. Historic data from census (GLA source) and NOMIS for current and projected population.

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. 1.5  The changes to London’s population since 1971 are shown in figure 1.1. The population growth rate of London and its immediate surrounding area in 2018-19 was 2.3 per cent, second in Canada only to Kitchener-Waterloo at 2.8 per cent. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has to some extent also recognised this, publishing projections for only the period 2011-2021. In a reversal of the mid-20th Century trend, both Inner and Outer London have been growing steadily, although Inner London is still a million people short of its population in 1931. This is a dynamic search form and results will populate below the input as you type. London 's 2020 population is now estimated at 9,304,016. Is your feedback about... News and updates relating to the new London Plan and associated London Plan Guidance, Find out more about the Whole Life-Cycle Carbon Assessments guidance, Find out more about ‘Be seen’ energy monitoring. This consistently causes a serious incr… "So it's possible that people who left during the downturn are now returning.". The population growth rate of London and its immediate surrounding area in 2018-19 was 2.3 per cent, second in Canada only to Kitchener-Waterloo at 2.8 per cent. 1.9  With the exception of a period of elevated international inflows in the middle of the decade associated with the accession of Eastern European countries to the EU, international migration flows showed little overall change over the course of the decade. "A lot of the new housing types are being set up for people in their elder years," he said. People are moving to the Forest City at a rate that has made London the second-fastest growing city in Canada, according to recently released Statistics Canada estimates. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects.

Western University sociology professor Michael Haan, who is the Canada research chair in migration and ethnic relations, says one big factor is that London is doing a better job of attracting immigrants.

As a result London’s population started to fall, reaching a low of 6.7 million in 1988. "When that happens, manufacturing hubs like London tend to rebound a bit," said Haan. In a reversal of the mid-20th Century trend, both Inner and Outer London have been growing steadily, although Inner London is still a million people short of its population in 1931. The level of internal in-migration grew from 170,000 pa at the start of the decade to 190,000 pa by 2008. London population growth rate among fastest in Canada, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. 1.10E  The central population projection used in preparing this Alteration therefore anticipates London’s population rising from 8.2 million in 2011, to: To request an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, braille or other format: We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days. The demography of London is analysed by the Office for National Statistics and data is produced for each of the Greater London wards, the City of London and the 32 London boroughs, the Inner London and Outer London statistical sub-regions, each of the Parliamentary constituencies in London, and for all of Greater London as a whole. All three are trend based – projecting forward using recent trends in mortality, fertility and migration. This nevertheless did have a major impact on the London housing market and that of the wider South East. Another boost for London is the recent growth of the U.S. economy.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The last census year was 2016 and the next one is coming up next year.

London's great expansion in the 19th Century was driven by housing growth to accommodate the rapidly expanding population of the city. By the 2020s there are likely to be more Londoners than at any time in the city’s history. The growth of Transport in London in this period fueled the outward expansion of suburbs, as did a cultural impetus to escape the inner city, allowing the world's of 'work' and 'life' to be separate. By 1939, London’s population reached its peak, at 8.6 million, following a period of large-scale development – the part of Middlesex now making up north-west London grew by around 800,000 in the 1930s. The recently identified major up-turn in population growth may, in part at least, be based on cyclical rather than structural factors. The Mayor’s responses to government consultations which concern planning in London. After 2008, inflows saw an uptick, rising to over 200,000 pa.  Out migration was over 260,000 pa until 2008, after which point it fell to 240,000 pa and has yet to return to pre-2008 levels. London Plan Chapter One: Context and Strategy, Figure 1.1 Annual population change 1971-2011, Map 1.1 Distribution of population growth 2011 – 2036 (% growth)_0, call 020 7983 4100 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).