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What does ageing mean where you live?

Different areas will see different rates of demographic change. The tables below show the predicted increase in the number of people aged 65+ and 85+ in English regions between 2010 and 2030. (Due to the effects of devolution, the Committee’s focus was primarily on England.)

English regions (1,000s of people aged 65+) (source: Office for National Statistics (ONS))

AREA

2010 2020 2030 Percentage increase people 65+ 2010-2030 (%)
East Midlands 768.5 978.1 1214.6 58.0
East 1016.6 1290.8 1600.1 57.4
South East 1468.9 1850.1 2299.7 56.6
South West 1034.4 1288.3 1565.6 51.4
Yorkshire and the Humber 866.6 1052.0 1270.6 46.6
London 903.4 1047.6 1319.2 46.0
North East 448.3 542.8 654.5 46.0
West Midlands 937.7 1137.8 1362.5 45.3
North West 1158.9 1394.4 1675.4 44.6

English regions (1,000s of people aged 85+)

AREA

2010 2020 2030 Percentage increase people 85+ 2010-2030 (%)
East Midlands 102.5 139.8 213.5 108.3
East 142.4 198.7 295.7 107.7
West Midlands 124.4 169.4 251.4 102.1
South East 219.9 299.6 440.6 100.4
South West 155.4 203.8 301.5 94.0
North East 56.6 77.8 108.6 91.9
Yorkshire and the Humber 115.8 153.1 220.4 90.3
North West 149.3 196.4 282.2 89.0
London 131.5 166.3 218.4 66.1

These tables outline the predicted increase in the number of people aged 65+ and 85+ between 2010 and 2030 for the 10 English local authorities with the greatest percentage increase.

Top 10 English local authorities and higher administrative areas for growth to 2030 in population of people aged 65+
(numbers of people aged 65+) (source: ONS)

AREA

2010 2020 2030 Percentage increase people 65+ 2010-2030 (%)
Milton Keynes UA 27300 41600 56800 108.1
South Northamptonshire 14400 20500 26900 86.8
Daventry 12700 18300 23700 86.8
Bracknell Forest UA 14300 19700 26300 83.9
City of London 1200 1600 2200 83.3
East Northamptonshire 14200 20200 26000 83.1
Harborough 15500 21700 28300 82.6
South Derbyshire 14600 20400 26400 80.8
Mid Suffolk 19200 27000 34700 80.7
Selby 13700 19000 24700 80.3

Top 10 English local authorities and higher administrative areas for growth to 2030 in population of people aged 85+
(numbers of people aged 85+)

AREA

2010 2020 2030 Percentage increase people 85+ 2010-2030 (%)
Tamworth 1200 1900 3300 175.0
Lichfield 2200 3500 6000 172.7
Rutland UA 1100 1800 3000 172.7
Wokingham UA 2900 5000 7900 172.4
South Staffordshire 2700 4300 7200 166.7
East Cambridgeshire 1900 3200 5000 163.2
Hart 1800 2800 4700 161.1
Castle Point 2300 3600 6000 160.9
Maldon 1500 2300 3900 160.0
Surrey Heath 1700 2900 4400 158.8


(Source data for these tables are ONS 2010-based subnational population projections published in March 2012. These are the only population projections currently available to 2030. They do not reflect the results of the 2011 Census).

The same figures are available for all English local authorities. Download the spreadsheet below (xl format) to find out about population ageing in your area.

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What does ageing mean where you live?

Different areas will see different rates of demographic change. These tables  show the predicted increase in the number of people aged 65+ and 85+ in English regions between 2010 and 2030.

The Public Service and Demographic Change Committee