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Centenarians (Independent Living)

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged 100 and over are living independently in the UK. [100558]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. John MacDougall dated 3 March 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the number of persons aged 100 and over who are living independently in the UK. (100558)
The number of persons aged 100 and over living in the United Kingdom in mid-2001 was estimated to be 8,100. It is not possible to say what proportion of these persons are living independently.