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Facts & stats about older people

Information about older people and the ageing population in the UK.

According to the Census 2021 results, there were over 11 million people aged 65 years and over in England and Wales, making up 18.6% of the total population. There were also over 15.5 million people aged 60 or over, making up 23% of the UK population. 

The number of “older” old people is also rising. There are now 3.2 million people aged 80 or over, and almost 600,000 of these are aged 90 or over.

The largest increases in population growth are likely to come in the older age groups; by 2041 it is expected that there will be over 3 million people aged 85 or over - more than double the number that there are today.

More statistics about the UK population and changes in demography can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.