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Release: Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians), England and Wales, 2002 - 2011

Released: 21 March 2013


Angele Storey

Demographic Anlysis Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444512

Categories: Population, Older People, Ageing

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Country

  • In 2011 there were estimated to be 440,290 people aged 90 and over living in England and Wales, just under 1% of the total population.

  • Between 2002 and 2011, there was a 26% increase in the number of people aged 90 and over.

  • In 2011 in England and Wales, the number of centenarians (those aged 100 and over) was estimated to be 11,700.

  • In 2011 in England and Wales there were estimated to be 2.7 women per man aged 90 and over and 6.0 women per man aged 100 and over.

Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians) for England and Wales provide annual mid year estimates by sex and single year of age for persons aged 90 to 104 and for the 105 and over age-group for England and Wales as a whole. Estimates for 2002 to 2010 take into account the revisions made to the mid-year population estimates (MYE) for 2002 to 2010, following the 2011 Census.

These estimates were previously known as Estimates of the Very Elderly (including Centenarians).

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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