This is the ninth issue of The London Intelligence. This issue focuses exclusively on how London’s population is changing.
The London Intelligence is a quarterly review of the state of the city. Each issue analyses the most up-to-date data on London and highlights emerging trends.
In the year to mid-2018, London’s population grew by a modest one per cent to 8.9 million people, driven by a higher net international migration figure.
The population of outer London has grown at a slower pace than in inner London. Outer London saw an average increase of 12 per cent in the ten years to June 2018, while inner London grew by 17 per cent over the same period.
Though London is ageing as a result of people living longer, it has aged at a slower rate than the rest of the country. As a result, London remains the youngest English region, with an average age of 35.3 years.
National Insurance Number registration numbers show the number of foreign nationals who have registered to work or claim benefits in London. Although EU registrations picked up in the last quarter, they have been falling over the longer term, while non-EU registrations have been rising.