Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Coventry Population Growth - Fueled by Immigration

The Birmingham Mail recently reported some newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics showing causes of population growth in English cities (including Birmingham and Coventry).




Apparently, 58 per cent of population growth in Birmingham between 2007 and 2016 was fuelled by immigration.

In the same ten year period, Coventry had an extra 52,782 people, and a staggering 98 per cent of that figure appears to have come from immigration.


Local Authority Population change 2007-16, % due to immigration 



The original article is here:
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/revealed-how-immigration-fueled-jaw-13350435

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A political dimension to the recent controversy concerning building on the green belt also became apparent in this report from the Coventry Telegraph.



Full report here:
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/tories-challenge-city-councils-green-7416776