Ageing population: 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.
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.