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Elderly People

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will rank local authorities in order of those with the highest proportion of their populations aged 65 years and over; and if she will make a statement. (170875)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 10 December 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question asking for the rank of local authorities in order of those with the highest proportion of their populations aged 65 years and over. (170875).

The latest population estimates available are for mid-2006. The attached Table 1 shows the percentage of the population aged 65 and over by Local/ Unitary Authority.

Christchurch has the greatest proportion of the population aged 65 and over at 30%, whilst Tower Hamlets has the lowest proportion (8%).

Table 1: Percentage of the population of local/unitary authorities in England and Wales aged 65 and over in mid-2006 in descending order

Local/unitary authority

Percentage of the population aged 65+

Christchurch

30

Rother

28

West Somerset

28

East Devon

27

North Norfolk

27

East Dorset

26

Tendring

26

Arun

26

West Dorset

25

Berwick-Upon-Tweed

24

South Shropshire

24

Conwy UA

23

Chichester

23

East Lindsey

23

New Forest

23

Eastbourne

23

Fylde

23

Lewes

23

Torbay UA

23

Wyre

23

Isle of Wight UA

22

Purbeck

22

South Holland

22

Waveney

22

South Lakeland

22

Teignbridge

22

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

22

Scarborough

22

Penwith

22

Malvern Hills

22

Worthing

22

Wealden

21

Adur

21

Torridge

21

Suffolk Coastal

21

South Hams

21

Thanet

21

Isles of Scilly

21

Carrick

21

North Cornwall

21

Ryedale

21

Powys UA

21

Craven

21

Poole UA

21

Alnwick

21

West Devon

21

Denbighshire UA

21

Herefordshire UA

20

North Devon

20

Broadland

20

Shepway

20

Boston

20

Great Yarmouth

20

Pembrokeshire UA

20

Castle Morpeth

20

South Somerset

20

Cotswold

20

Teesdale

20

Derbyshire Dales

20

Havant

20

South Norfolk

20

North Dorset

20

Breckland

20

Bournemouth UA

20

Isle of Anglesey UA

20

Eden

20

Sefton

20

Weymouth and Portland

20

Carmarthenshire UA

20

Bridgnorth

20

Caradon

20

Fenland

20

Mole Valley

20

Kerrier

19

Ceredigion UA

19

Gwynedd UA

19

Sedgemoor

19

Stratford-on-Avon

19

Dover

19

Restormel

19

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

19

North Somerset UA

19

Hambleton

19

Taunton Deane

19

Allerdale

19

Babergh

19

North Kesteven

19

Blackpool UA

19

Monmouthshire UA

19

Castle Point

19

North East Derbyshire

19

Fareham

19

Salisbury

19

Tynedale

19

Macclesfield

19

Mid Devon

19

Wychavon

19

Staffordshire Moorlands

19

Tewkesbury

19

West Lindsey

19

North Shropshire

19

Wirral

19

Rochford

18

Forest of Dean

18

Brentwood

18

Oadby and Wigston

18

Southend UA

18

South Staffordshire

18

Shrewsbury and Atcham

18

Oswestry

18

Neath Port Talbot UA

18

Wyre Forest

18

Mid Suffolk

18

Swansea UA

18

Carlisle

18

Bromsgrove

18

Stroud

18

West Wiltshire

18

South Tyneside

18

Canterbury

18

Waverley

18

Stafford

18

Harrogate

18

Rutland UA

18

South Bucks

18

Chester

18

Wear Valley

18

Redcar and Cleveland UA

18

Gedling

18

Ribble Valley

18

Chiltern

18

Mendip

18

Newark and Sherwood

18

Derwentside

18

Chesterfield

18

Gateshead

18

Wansbeck

18

North Tyneside

18

Sevenoaks

18

Havering

18

Torfaen UA

18

Winchester

18

Barrow-In-Furness

17

Dudley

17

South Kesteven

17

Ellesmere Port and Neston

17

Copeland

17

North Lincolnshire UA

17

Easington

17

St. Edmundsbury

17

Lichfield

17

Congleton

17

Hastings

17

Solihull

17

Horsham

17

Blaenau Gwent UA

17

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

17

Bath and North East Somerset

17

Sedgefield

17

Cheltenham

17

Tandridge

17

Spelthorne

17

The Vale of Glamorgan UA

17

Stockport

17

Bolsover

17

North East Lincolnshire UA

17

Chester-Le-Street

17

West Lancashire

17

Darlington UA

17

East Hampshire

17

Melton

17

Mid Sussex

17

Amber Valley

17

Bassetlaw

17

Lancaster

17

Bridgend UA

17

Walsall

17

Wolverhampton

17

Maldon

17

Epping Forest

17

Gosport

17

West Oxfordshire

17

East Cambridgeshire

17

Broxtowe

17

Bromley

17

Doncaster

17

Hinckley and Bosworth

17

Rushcliffe

17

Mansfield

17

Crewe and Nantwich

17

Tunbridge Wells

17

Blaby

17

Harborough

17

South Ribble

17

York UA

16

Merthyr Tydfil UA

16

Rugby

16

Erewash

16

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff UA

16

South Oxfordshire

16

Vale Royal

16

Epsom and Ewell

16

St. Helens

16

Wrexham UA

16

Kennet

16

Hartlepool UA

16

Sunderland

16

North Hertfordshire

16

Three Rivers

16

Warwick

16

Maidstone

16

Barnsley

16

Newport UA

16

East Staffordshire

16

Trafford

16

North West Leicestershire

16

Vale of White Horse

16

North Warwickshire

16

Rotherham

16

Uttlesford

16

Flintshire UA

16

Ipswich

16

Sandwell

16

Ashford

16

High Peak

16

Test Valley

16

Ashfield

16

Bexley

16

Reigate and Banstead

16

Stoke-on-Trent UA

16

Hertsmere

16

Plymouth UA

16

Sheffield

16

Runnymede

16

Wakefield

16

Caerphilly UA

16

Gravesham

16

Derby UA

16

Richmondshire

16

Welwyn Hatfield

16

Tonbridge and Malling

16

Elmbridge

16

Dacorum

16

Eastleigh

16

Blyth Valley

16

Swale

16

Broxbourne

15

Burnley

15

Salford

15

South Gloucestershire UA

15

Nuneaton and Bedworth

15

Newcastle Upon Tyne

15

South Cambridgeshire

15

Pendle

15

Calderdale

15

North Wiltshire

15

Selby

15

Braintree

15

Bury

15

Norwich

15

Hyndburn

15

Wellingborough

15

Knowsley

15

Kettering

15

Wigan

15

Windsor and Maidenhead UA

15

Basildon

15

Chelmsford

15

Tameside

15

Middlesbrough UA

15

Bolton

15

Lincoln

15

Bedford

15

Warrington UA

15

Chorley

15

Guildford

15

Exeter

15

Harlow

15

Gloucester

15

East Northamptonshire

15

Charnwood

15

Brighton and Hove UA

15

Coventry

15

Liverpool

15

Stockton-on-Tees UA

15

St. Albans

15

Wycombe

15

Woking

15

Surrey Heath

15

Worcester

15

Durham

15

Leeds

15

South Bedfordshire

15

Cannock Chase

15

Kirklees

15

Corby

15

Colchester

14

Oldham

14

Preston

14

Crawley

14

East Hertfordshire

14

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

14

Dartford

14

Forest Heath

14

Rochdale

14

Rossendale

14

Stevenage

14

South Derbyshire

14

Harrow

14

Cherwell

14

Sutton

14

Swindon UA

14

Huntingdonshire

14

Portsmouth UA

14

Peterborough UA

14

West Berkshire UA

14

Daventry

14

South Northamptonshire

14

Barnet

14

Cardiff UA

14

Bradford

14

Hart

14

Halton UA

14

Birmingham

14

Aylesbury Vale

14

Northampton

14

Telford and Wrekin UA

14

Hillingdon

13

Bristol, City of UA

13

Mid Bedfordshire

13

Southampton UA

13

Medway UA

13

Enfield

13

Basingstoke and Deane

13

Watford

13

Wokingham UA

13

Thurrock UA

13

Redditch

13

Redbridge

13

City of London

13

Barking and Dagenham

13

Blackburn with Darwen UA

13

Croydon

13

Richmond upon Thames

13

Tamworth

13

Rushmoor

13

Nottingham UA

12

Reading UA

12

Leicester UA

12

Luton UA

12

Kingston Upon Thames

12

Kensington and Chelsea

12

Merton

12

Greenwich

12

Cambridge

12

Brent

12

Manchester

12

Bracknell Forest UA

12

Slough UA

11

Ealing

11

Oxford

11

Hounslow

11

Westminster

11

Waltham Forest

11

Milton Keynes UA

11

Hammersmith and Fulham

10

Lewisham

10

Wandsworth

10

Southwark

9

Haringey

9

Islington

9

Camden

9

Hackney

9

Lambeth

9

Newham

8

Tower Hamlets

8

Source:

Office for National Statistics.