Council outlines major challenges as population set to explode by 44,000
Councillor David Green spoke out as a hard-hitting report revealed there would be an extra 44,400 people in the district by 2021, who will need schools, homes, jobs and healthcare.
Bradford’s population has been rising faster than the national average for years, mainly down to a high birth rate.
There are currently around 4,000 more births than deaths in the district each year, and this trend is set to continue.
A new, far-reaching report by Bradford Council spells out the strain this will put on the district.
About 10,000 jobs will have to be created by 2021, just to keep the same level of employment as there is now.
The district needs 200 extra primary school classes and 320 extra secondary school classes to keep up with the growing number of children.
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