Population growth second behind London
» TEWKESBURY saw the largest population boom in the UK outside of London last year, new figures show.
The borough’s population swelled by 2,267 in just 12 months, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
The number of people living in Tewkesbury in mid 2018 was 92,559, up from 90,332 in mid 2017. The 2.5 per cent increase is far above the UK average.
The rise was mainly fuelled by internal migration - with more people moving to Tewkesbury from other parts of the UK than travelling in the opposite direction.
Leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, councillor Rob Bird (C, Cleeve West), said: “Having the largest percentage change in population, outside of London, really does reflect the fact that Tewkesbury borough is a fantastic place to live, work and grow a business. It is a beautiful part of the world with access to superb countryside, independent high streets, famous landmarks, enticing events, superb community facilities and active community groups.”