5. UK POPULATION RISES TO MORE THAN 63M
The population of the UK grew by 400,000 last year. The Office for National Statistics estimates that there were 64.1 million people in the UK in June 2013, a rise of 0.63% on the previous year. It represents the biggest growth of any EU country. There were 212,100 more births than deaths, and there was a net inflow of 183,400 immigrants.