Census 2011: ‘Population aging grips UK; 65-year-olds pass 10m mark’

Published on December 18, 2012 by   ·   No Comments
older generation in UK
Population aging has gripped the UK with the number of people over 65 passing 10-million-mark for the first time and the 85-year-olds being the fastest growing part of the society, figures from the 2011 census revealed.
The new figures show 16 percent of the UK population has either approached or passed retirement age which according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has “considerable implications for a range of policy issues such as pensions and provision of healthcare.”

The ONS said the number of young people aged 14 and under has halved to less than one in five over the past one hundred years.“What we need to do now is to make sure that those of us who make up this growing part of the population are able to live as fulfilling and dignified lives as possible and can continue to participate in our local communities. That means we as a society mustn’t overlook the needs and desires of the oldest among us,” age UK’s Charity Director General, Michelle Mitchell said.

According to the ONS predictions, the number of over 65s is expected to increase by 50 percent over the next 20 years. The number of 85-year-olds is predicted to triple within three decades.

This comes as the country’s ailing economy is taking more victims each day and the number of old people at risk of poverty is set to rise.

COMMENTS (0)

Comments are closed.

IMG_0815-0.JPG

Khasaaraha Weerarka Al-Shabab Ku Qaaday Huteelka Maka Al Mukarama.

  Safiirkii Soomaaliya ee dalka Switzerland Yuusuf Maxamed ...
amal-_2921296b

Yaab: Gabar Somali-British ah oo Gaalo noqotey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3t0mVM8tNM Gabar Somali-British ah oo noqotey gaalo ama ...
IMG_0809-0.JPG

Kenya oo Darbi ka Dhisaysa Xadka Somalia.

  Dowladda Kenya ayaa qorsheynaysa darbi ay ka ...
IMG_0807.GIF

Soo saaridda meydadkii diyaaradda Airbus 320 oo muddo qaadanaysa.

Diyaaradda Airbus 320 ayaa talaadadii ku dhacday ...
qish5

Daawo Sawirada” Dalka India oo kaalinta koowad Caalamka ka gashay Qishka Imtixaanada xarumaha waxrashada

Inta badan Webseedyada ...
berlin-wall-and-watchtower-at-gedenkstc3a4tte-berliner-mauer

Dowlada Kenya oo shaacisay xiliga ay bilaabeyso dhismaha Darbi laga dhisayo Xuduuda Soomaaliya iyo Kenya

Dowlada Kenya ayaa si rasmi ah shaaca ...
IMG_0766-0.JPG

Jaziiradda Kudhaa oo al-Shabab laga Qabsaday.

  Cidamada Kenya ee ka tirsan AMISOM oo ...
IMG_0765.JPG

Sarkaal Sirdoonka Puntland ah oo la Dhaawacay.

Sarkaal ka tirsan Ciidanka Sirdoonka Puntland iyo ...
IMG_0719-0.JPG

Soomaliya Iyo Qadar oo Heshiisyo Kala Saxiixday.

  Dowladaha Soomaaliya iyo Qatar ayaa maanta magaalada ...
IMG_0718.JPG

Askar US oo ay Daacish u hanjabtay.

Milateriga Maraykanka ayaa sheegay in ay si ...
Weboy