The number of people aged over 100 in the UK increased by 73% during the decade to 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 13,350 centenarians living in Britain in 2012, compared with 7,740 people over 100 years old in 2002.
There were more than half a million people aged 90 and over living in the United Kingdom in 2012.
Stephens, P. (2014). UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in decade, says ONS. London: BBC Health News, February 21st 2014.
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Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians) for the United Kingdom, 2002-2012. London: Office for National Statistics (ONS), March 21st 2013.