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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

UK population boom fastest in the EU

Trouble brewing for the United Kingdom as the birth rate hits its highest level in four decades.

Due to more births than deaths as well as net immigration the UK population increased by 419,000 over the last recorded 12 month period to 63.7 million.

Meanwhile, housing construction simply cannot keep pace. Combined with a government desperately ushering the population towards cheap debt, this is likely to end in an almighty mess.

How long before we hear the 'B' word mentioned?

More from the FT here:

"Britain is experiencing a baby boom as the number of births hits the highest level in 40 years, according to new demographic data.

In the year to June 2012 there were 813,200 births, the largest number since 1972, according to the Office for National Statistics’ annual midyear population estimates.

Overall the population increased by 419,900 to 63.7m – the largest increase of all EU countries. Almost two-thirds of the growth came from natural population increase – the number of births minus the number of deaths. The remainder came from net migration, which was 165,600, down from 247,000 the previous year.

London saw the largest increase, at 104,000 people, 1.3 per cent of the population."