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Pensioners: Suffolk

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of people in Suffolk were aged 65 years and over in each year since 1997. (171620)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 6 December 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your questions regarding how many and what proportion of people in Suffolk were aged 65 years and over in each year since 1997. (171620)

Table 1 shows the population aged 65 and over and the percentage of population aged 65 and over for Suffolk for the years requested.

The latest population estimates available are for mid-2006.

Table 1: Population aged 65 and over and percentage of population aged 65 and over for Suffolk

Mid-year

65 plus

Percentage of population 65 plus

1997

118,000

18

1998

119,000

18

1999

120,000

18

2000

121,000

18

2001

123,000

18

2002

124,000

.18

2003

126,000

19

2004

128,000

19

2005

130,000

19

2006

131,000

19

Note:

Data are rounded to the nearest 1000

Source:

Office for National Statistics