Big change ex­pected in male to fe­male ra­tio

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

B u c k i n g h a ms h i r e ’s

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.

a

Area

Chiltern

Males per fe­male all ages

South Bucks

0.94

0.93

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

1.05

1.07

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.

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