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9th July 2019
Tewkesbury sees largest population increase outside of London

The number of people living in Tewkesbury grew by 2.5 per cent last year, far greater than the UK average. 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, Cllr 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.

Tewkesbury is increasingly attracting businesses to the area, thanks to its location on the M5 corridor, and being equidistant from Birmingham and Bristol. The addition of the 'world's first' in-house Growth Hub at the Public Service Centre also lends support for people wanting to start their own businesses.

There are also a number of global leaders and companies based in the borough, employing thousands of people.

Other contributory factors for the population increase seen in Tewkesbury Borough include 'natural growth.' There were 219 more births than deaths in the area over the 12 month period between 2017 and 2018.

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