Big change expected in male to female ratio
THE next generation of Buckinghamshire’s men are set to outnumber its women – a complete reversal of the current picture.
According new population figures released by the Office for National Statistics there are 57,993 girls aged under 18 in the area and 60,916 boys of the same age.
This is a ratio of 1.05 boys for every girl and indicates that a big change may be on the cards when it comes to the gender imbalance.
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to population as whole shows that women outnumber men with 0.96 men for every woman. This is in line with the national pattern.
These latest figures show that the next generation is on course to upset the balance and, if the trend continues, could eventually swing the balance of the entire population over to the male side.
No areas within Buckinghamshire currently have a greater number of men of all ages than women of all ages.
Males per female all ages
However, when only children are counted all four of the local authorities in the area have a male dominated population.
South Bucks has the most male dominated child population with 1.07 boys for every girl while Wycombe is the most even with 1.03.
Males per female aged 0-17
Across the UK as a whole there are 0.97 men of all ages for every woman of all ages.
However, the child population shows a big swing to the boys with 1.05 boys for every girl.
No local authority has more girls under 18 than boys under 18.