Updated Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary

Official statistics show that there were 840 people aged 90 and over per 100,000 in England and Wales in 2013; which is was slightly higher than in Scotland (707 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (620 per 100,000).

There has been a 70% increase in the number of people reaching their 100th birthday over the last decade. There were 13,780 people aged 100 or more in the UK in 2013; 710 of whom were 105 or older.

The possible implications of these figures and the underlying trends of increasing longevity for pension costs and the commissioning of health and social care are explored in a BBC Health News item. Older people with complex multiple long-term conditions add to the rising costs and workload of the NHS.

Full Text Link

Reference

Pym, H. (2014). The onward march of the century makers. London: BBC Health News, September 26th 2014.

This relates to:

Full Text Link

Reference

Estimates of the very old (including centenarians) for the United Kingdom, 2002-2013. London: Office for National Statistics (ONS), September 25th 2014.

Advertisements

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, National, Northern Ireland, Quick Insights, Scotland, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest, Wales and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.