Hey, good news, the population is booming in Northern Ireland.
The population of Northern Ireland is higher than at any point in history. New results from the 2011 census returns have shown that there are 1.81 million people in Northern Ireland — an increase of 125,600 people (7%) in the last decade. Robert Beatty, the head of census at the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, believes our numbers will pass the 2m mark within 30 years. He said: “We will be drawing up detailed projections in the next few months.
And the reason for this big spike in population? Well, I just love the way the media state, with a straight face, that it is “migration and higher life expectancy”. Mmmm..not quite the full story, is i? Where are this immigrants coming from? Yes, that’s right – Eastern Europe. The implications of this are quite interesting- visit Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon if you want to get that Gdansk experience without ever leaving home. With 63,000 here without a job, how is it possible that immigrants can come here and get employment? Is it greedy employers? Possibly. Is it lazy locals? Perhaps? Is it economically sustainable? No. I firmly that demography is the future and the consequences of the current unprecedented immigration are going to affect us all.