In the future, there will be more older people and a higher proportion of those will be childless. Because adult children are the most common providers of informal social care to their parents at older ages, this is likely to increase the demand for paid-for care.
There is a growing number of pensioners per person of working age living in the UK. Use our tool to change factors such as net migration and the State Pension age, and see how they affect this balance.
The demographic and economic characteristics of older workers aged 50 years and over prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and how the impact of the pandemic on older workers has varied based on these characteristics.