New census data has revealed that more people in ever are living in Staffordshire.
The figures from the 2021 data collection show that the population has increased to 867,100 from 848,500 ten years ago.
Cllr Alan White, leader of Staffordshire County Council, said the figures – which also showed an increase in the age of residents – would help to inform future decision-making.
“The census data always offers a fascinating insight into the makeup of our county, and gives us the information we need to provide the right services to our residents.
“While it is great that so many people in our county are living longer, this does mean that more people will be requiring services to support them as they age.
“This is why we are investing £360million – more than ever before – on social care in Staffordshire to support vulnerable adults and children, including those who are getting older.
“It is fantastic to see our county thriving, and I look forward to more detailed data being released in the coming months to see just how much Staffordshire has changed over the past ten years.”Cllr Alan White, Staffordshire County Council
Latest census data can be accessed at www.ons.gov.uk