Estimates of the very old (including centenarians), 2002-2012, England and Wales

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
27 September 2013
Statistical bulletin
Older Adults
Social welfare
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In 2012 there were estimated to be 465,500 people aged 90 and over living in England and Wales, just under 1% of the total population. Between 2002 and 2012 there had been a 33% increase in the number of those aged 90 and over. In 2012 in England and Wales, the number of centenarians (those aged 100 and over) was estimated to be 12,320. There were estimated to be 2.6 women per man aged 90 and over and 5.9 women per man aged 100 and over in England and Wales in 2012.

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