More UK births than any year since 1972, says ONS
8 August 2013 Last updated at 22:47 BST
The population of the UK increased last year by more than any other country in Europe, according to the Office for National Statistics.
It grew by 419,900 to 63.7 million from 2011-12 and is now the third largest EU nation behind Germany and France.
Mark Easton reports.