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Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 14th January 2009.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) male and (b) female 18-year- olds there were in each year since 2005; and how many of each there are expected to be in each year to 2015.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated January 2009:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question regarding how many (a) male and (b) female 18-year-olds there were in each year since 2005 and what the Office for National Statistics projects the number of 18-year-olds to be in each year to 2015. (247129)

The table below shows the United Kingdom population of males and females aged 18 for each year from 2005 to 2015. The figures up to and including 2007 are population estimates. The most recent national population projections, based on the population at the middle of 2006, have been used to provide the estimated population aged 18 from 2008 to 2015.

Population aged 18, United Kingdom, 2005 to 2015
Population aged 18
Males Females
Population estimates
2005 405 385
2006 417 392
2007 412 388
Population projections( 1)
2008 417 392
2009 423 396
2010 415 391
2011 403 377
2012 398 372
2013 389 364
2014 386 362
2015 389 365
(1) 2006-based national population projections, ONS

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