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Table 1 , part 2 : Population density for mid-year estimates, 1987 to 2006
Person per sq km
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

United Kingdom

240

241

242

243

244

245

246

247

248

250

England

374

375

376

378

380

381

383

385

387

390

North East

300

299

297

297

296

296

296

297

297

298

North West

482

481

480

480

480

480

482

483

485

486

Yorkshire and the Humber

322

322

322

322

323

325

326

329

331

334

East Midlands

264

265

266

267

268

271

273

275

277

280

West Midlands

405

406

406

405

406

407

409

410

412

413

East

276

277

279

281

283

284

286

288

291

293

London

4,462

4,494

4,551

4,603

4,658

4,683

4,684

4,700

4,743

4,779

South East

412

414

417

419

421

422

424

426

429

432

South West

203

203

205

206

207

209

210

212

213

215

Wales

140

140

140

140

140

141

141

142

142

143

Scotland

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

66

Northern Ireland

123

124

124

124

124

125

125

126

127

128

Sources:
Office for National Statistics
General Register Office for Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the working-age population was in each region in each year since 1997. [186829]

Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 18 February 2008:

Mid-year estimates of working age population by Government office region
Thousand
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

England

29,754

29,868

30,044

30,243

30,487

30,686

30,867

31,083

31,384

31,627

North East

1,559

1,556

1,552

1,549

1,552

1,559

1,564

1,568

1,578

1,586

North West

4,104

4,108

4,100

4,110

4,122

4,140

4,167

4,193

4,218

4,236

Yorkshire and The Humber

3,003

3,004

3,006

3,012

3,035

3,063

3,090

3,126

3,167

3,200

East Midlands

2,522

2,530

2,544

2,555

2,574

2,599

2,624

2,653

2,682

2,711

West Midlands

3,189

3,193

3,195

3,195

3,210

3,224

3,238

3,250

3,268

3,282

East

3,213

3,234

3,250

3,274

3,294

3,316

3,342

3,365

3,401

3,430

London

4,498

4,540

4,633

4,726

4,829

4,875

4,884

4,919

4,982

5,033

South East

4,798

4,821

4,865

4,891

4,922

4,940

4,966

4,990

5,032

5,066

South West

2,869

2,882

2,901

2,929

2,950

2,971

2,993

3,020

3,055

3,083

Wales

1,719

1,723

1,727

1,735

1,739

1,749

1,759

1,773

1,780

1,790

Note: Working age is defined as ages 16 to 64 for males, and 16 to 59 for females. Source: Office for National Statistics.

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