(Photo above - Nadhim Zahawi MP - opening new DCS £500,000 investment into Growth and Jobs)
Growth and Jobs are a top priority for our nation and DCS is keen to help Great Britain.
However it is only by having a laser like focus on 'GROWTH' that will make it happen.
Our nation's demographics indicate that by 2030 we will have some major challenges. The need for good strategy, investment and infrastructure has never been greater.
THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE LOCALLY :
Some Demographics of the Stratford District :
2011 Population 120,800 is up by 8.2% since 2001
2035 Population projected to have grown by 24% to 149,792 . This is a higher growth rate than Warwickshire or England.
2010 15% of Stratford District residents are aged 70+ i.e. 18000.
2035 The above figure will have risen to 37000 residents !
2010. There are more residents over 70 than aged 20
2010. There are O.64 dependents ( i.e. children and older people) for every one person of working age.
2035. There will be 0.92 dependents for every person of working age. The National average is 0.69.
Put another way there are only 7 people working to support 9 who can’t !
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