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Peterborough in numbers: size and growth

Statement/Fact

1968: Development Corporation formed

1988: Development Corporation wound up

15,940: acres designated for development

10,332: houses built

506,530: square metres of industrial floor space provided

Question

In 1970 Peterborough’s population was 85,920. What did it rise to in 1988?

Answer

More Information

During the Development Corporation’s time, 26,306 houses were built in Peterborough, 10,332 (Development Corporation), 2,602 (City Council), 2,358 (Housing Associations) and 11,014 (private developers).

Follow up suggestion

Follow the attached link to part of Peterborough City Council's website and find out 6 number facts about Peterborough - you will find this information in sections called '2011 Census' and 'Population Estimates'.

Link to council website

Quiz Question

On this page can you find how many Peterborough residents there were in the 2011 census between the ages of 10 and 14?

Answer

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Answer

134,920

Answer

11,349 (6.2% of the population)