Babergh sees rise in population

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THE population of Babergh has risen by five per cent in the last decade.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics on Monday, which were gathered during the 2011 Census, show the district’s population stands at 87,700.

This is an increase of 4,200 people, from 83,500, when compared with the previous census undertaken in 2001.

The population of the whole of England and Wales has gone up by seven per cent, to 56.1million people, in the last 10 years.