Population grows at a slower rate in Derbyshire

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Derbyshire’s population of 769,700 has grown at a slower rate than the rest of England and the East Midlands, according to the results of the 2011 Census.

Since 2001 the number of residents in the county has increased by 35,100, 4.8 per cent, compared to a 7.9 per cent increase in England and 8.7 per cent in the East Midlands.

Meanwhile, the proportion of pre-school age youngsters has increased slightly while the number of school-age children, aged five to 14 has declined.

The number of people aged 65 and over in the county has grown, representing 18.6 per cent of Derbyshire’s population.