Census 2011: MP's call for help after 16% population rise
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SLOUGH MP Fiona Mactaggart has "demanded" help from the Government after Census 2011 revealed a 16.3% population rise in ten years.
The increase is the 11th highest of local authorities across England and Wales when the average population rise across the country was just 7.1%.
It is double the rise experienced in neighbouring Windsor and Maidenhead (8%) and South Bucks also rose by 8%.
Ms Mactaggart said: "I have argued for years that Slough's population is under counted. It is critical that we urgently get extra funds for our local health, police and council services."
Slough's population density is among the highest in the country with 4,308 people per square kilometre, putting it above Birmingham (4,007) and marginally below Manchester (4,350). In the Royal Borough the density is 736 and just 474 in South Bucks.
The total population in Slough is 140,200 with 95,700 of people aged 15-64 (68%). Residents aged 5-14 account for 14% and 9% are over 65. There are 600 people in the town aged over 90 (0.4%).
Ms Mactaggart added: "I have demanded urgent action from government ministers responsible for these services to protect the needs of my constituents. Slough is a young town and that is one reason our population is growing. I have helped to win extra schools for the town, but we need the same kind of investment in other services urgently."
The Royal Borough has a population of 144,600, 93,600 (65%) of whom are aged 15 to 64.
There are 24,000 people aged over 65 (17%) and 1,200 people aged over 90 (0.8%).
Councillor Christine Bateson, Royal Borough cabinet member for planning and partnerships, said: "These statistics are vital as they determine the amount of government funding the Royal Borough will receive for essential services such as education, transport, schools and housing."
Of the three authorities, South Bucks has the highest proportion of over 90s (1%).
There are 66,900 people living in the district, with 42,100 aged between 15 to 64 (63%) and 12,900 (19%) aged between 65 and 89.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 18 Jul 12
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Jul 18, 20:41
This is really rich coming from a member of the former Labour administration which promoted untrammelled mass immigration to transform formerly marginal Parliamentary seats (such as Slough) into safe Labour seats.
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Jul 26, 12:42
So, Finally they've started counting the sheds! No? Well, like the above post, Ms.Mactaggart was instrumental in creating the problem, her peers in the Council play lip service to a mammouth problem of sheds with beds, yet I'm watching one being build not 100m from my house and another being lived in at the top of my road and this isn't in the ghettoised areas of Manor Park or Upton Lea.
This Town is rotten to the core, It'll give me the most wonderful sense of relief when i finally move from this hell hole.
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