Almost 1 in 5 in England and Wales age 65 or older

The population of England and Wales is ageing, with almost one in five (18.6%) of people age 65 and over, according to the first Census 2021 estimates.


Life expectancy falls but older population grows

Life expectancy at birth in the UK declined slightly in the period 2015 to 2017 after many years of increasing, according to ONS data released today.


54% rise in number of men aged 85 and over

The number of men in the UK aged 85 and over has increased by 54% since mid-2005, it was revealed this morning.


Pensioner numbers to soar to 13m by 2024

The number of pensioners and older people is set to rise rapidly over the next 25 years as the overall population grows from 64.6m today to 74.3m by 2039. Read more...

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