Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians): 2002 to 2016

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  • The population aged 90 and over has grown more rapidly than younger ages in recent years but it remains a small part of the total UK population.
  • Historical birth patterns, which resulted in rapid ageing and growth of the aged 90 and over population in recent years, have now largely played out and ageing and growth have returned to a longer-term average.
  • The proportion of men in the population aged 90 and over continues to rise.
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