Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the UK’s population reached its largest ever tally at 65.6 million during 2016. The nation’s population isn’t only getting bigger mind, as it’s also getting older as well. The ONS underlined this point, by recording that 18 per cent of citizens in the UK were 65+ in 2016 and that 2.4 per cent were 85+.
Since mid-2016, Britain’s population has increased by an incredible 392,000 with the Office for National Statistics claiming that the overall population has exceeded 66 million people in 2017 — but this isn’t only a result of more births. In fact, the ONS has recorded that 18 per cent of those based in the UK were 65+ and 2.4 per cent were 85+ in 2016.