Mortality and Ageing Analysis Unit
Telephone: 01329 444512
Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Life expectancy in the UK has reached its highest level on record for both males and females, 78.1 years at birth for males and 82.1 years at birth for females (2008-2010)
The number of centenarians in the UK in 2010 was estimated to be 12,640; a five fold increase on the 1980 estimate of 2,500
The Older People's Day 2011 statistical bulletin brings together new data releases of the 2010 mid-year population estimates of the very elderly (including centenarians) and the 2008-2010 national life tables by single year of age, and further analysis of previously released data to give a picture of the older population (aged 65 and over) in the UK.