Bath and North East Somerset is one of a handful of areas bucking a national trend and seeing its population get younger on average writes Local Democracy Reporter John Wimperis.
The United Kingdom as a whole has, for a long time, had a population which is growing older on average. But in BANES and some other rural areas, the opposite of this is happening.
In BANES there has been a 1.3% increase in the proportion of the population ages between 18 and 30, the second-highest increase in England after West Lancashire where the proportion of people in this age group went up by 1.8%.
Bath and North East Somerset where a local authority with a population of just over 190,000 contains the University of Bath which has almost 20,000 students.
The details come from the Government’s census. Details at https://www.ons.gov.uk/
The photo is from Bath Spa University’s student union