Ageing population: Case study


Ageing population: Case study

Case Study

  • 10 million people that are over 65 live in Great Britain (2007).
  • 16% of overall UK population are collecting pensions.
  • This percentage is twice that of 50 years ago.
  • The number of over 60's in the UK has risen for the past 100 years.
  • The county of East Devon has the secong highest number of 'older' people in the UK, and is in the top ten overall in the EU.
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Dependency Ratio

Dependency Ratio

65% of the population are economically active, 19% of the population are under the age of 15 and 16% are over 65.

19% + 16% x 100 = 53.8%


This means that for every 100 people working there are almost 54 people who are dependants.

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