UK population sees biggest increase in half a century
The UK population increased more last year than at any time in almost half a century, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
By mid-2010 the estimated resident population was 62,262,000, an increase of 470,000 (0.8%) on the previous year.
The growth rate is the highest since 1962, when the "baby boom" years began.
Natural change - the difference between the numbers of births and deaths - accounted for 52% of the population growth.