England is now the most overcrowded country in Europe. It has more people per square mile than the Low Countries, which has long been the most densely-populated region of the continent, MPs have been told. Only tiny Malta, an island city state with a population no bigger than that of Bristol, has greater population pressure among the 27 EU members. The confirmation of England’s position england leaving eu the head of the European overcrowding league table was given by the highly authoritative House of Commons library, which examined figures from the Office for National Statistics and the EU’s Eurostat.
Officials said that by next year England will have 402. 1 people for every square kilometre, overtaking the figure of 398. The density of the population in England by 2011 will be more than four times that of France, which has 99. According to the Commons Library estimates, it will reach double the density of Germany in 20 years’ time, when there will be nearly 460 people for every square kilometre in England against 224 in Germany.