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Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians) for England and Wales, United Kingdom, 2002 to 2013

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

There were over half a million people aged 90 and over living in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013.

In 2013, there were 840 people aged 90 and over per 100,000 in England and Wales; higher than in Scotland (707) and Northern Ireland (620).

The number of centenarians (people aged 100 and over) in the UK was estimated to be 13,780 in 2013; of these 710 were estimated to be aged 105 or older.

In 2013 there were 586 women aged 100 and over for every 100 men of that age in the UK; this has fallen from 823 women in 2003.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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