A growth in the size of a population will lead to an increase in the demand for health services. In this interactive infographic, we show the projected population growth in Wales for gender and age, illustrating the impact on the Welsh NHS.
These figures were taken from the independent Nuffield Trust report: A Decade of Austerity in Wales? The funding pressures facing the NHS in Wales to 2025/26. The report was published in June 2014 and was commissioned by the Welsh Government.