Census reveals Wokingham's population is slow growingBy Julie Spencer
July 18, 2012
The population of Wokingham is growing more slowly than almost all parts of the South East.
Census figures released this week reveal the population of Wokingham borough rose by 2.7 per cent in a decade – compared with a regional average of eight per cent.
Results of the census taken on March 27 last year and released by the Office for National Statistics showed that 154,300 people now live in Wokingham.
At the time of the previous census in 2001, 150,300 people lived in the borough.
Only Adar in West Sussex, the local authority area with the smallest population, ranked below Wokingham with a 2.5 per cent increase in population over the decade.
Census data is used to plan housing, roads, schools and healthcare provision and anyone who refused to be counted risked a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record.