Census 2011 reveals Rugby population growing twice as fast as Warwickshire

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RUGBY’S population has shot up by 14 per cent in ten years, according to figures published this week.

The first round of data from the 2011 Census has revealed the UK, along with the rest of Warwickshire, had a growth rate of around seven per cent.

Elsewhere in the county, the North Warwickshire district had a growth rate of 0.3 per cent, while Nuneaton and Bedworth district’s stands at five per cent. Rugby Borough’s population is now 95,700.

The data also revealed the number of households with at least one usual resident in Rugby had risen from 36,000 in 2001 to 41,900 in 2011, an increase of 16 per cent, compared with a Warwickshire average of 9.5 per cent.

The county is the only area in the country to have an increase smaller than the national percentage change.

Other data released this week includes the age and number of state-educated children in the borough and the number of Rugbeians registered with GPs.

There will be three further releases of information over the next 18 months, which will provide a far more detailed picture of Warwickshire and the rest of the UK.

The next is scheduled for November, which will include data at much smaller geographical areas.