23 October 2009
UK visas and increase in immigration to grow population
The Office for National Statistics has predicted that those on UK visas and UK Work Permits will greatly increase, with the UK population reaching 71.6 million by 2033.
Wales is also expected to see its population grow by a massive 12 per cent by 2033 to 3.35 million; Northern Ireland will see a 14 per cent increase and Scotland 7 per cent.
The office for National Statistics also predicts a net migration into Wales of 10,500 people a year from 2014, with 7,500 of these to be from other parts of the UK and 3,000 migrants on UK visas or UK work permits.