Census results show county trends

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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 rise in the East Midlands.

Meanwhile, the proportion of pre-school age population has increased slightly while the number of school-age children – aged 5-14 – has declined.

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

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Andrew Lewer said: “We receive information each year from the Office of National Statistics which helps us track trends in the country and predict changes which allow us to prepare for the future.”