Parts of the UK are ageing twice as fast as other areas of the country, showing how the UK, demographically, is ‘growing apart’, a new study suggests.
Research by the Resolution Foundation shows that the populations of Maldon in Essex, Copeland in Cumbria and Richmondshire in Yorkshire are ageing twice as fast as the rest of the UK, while areas such as Nottingham and Oxford are growing younger.
The think tank said that while the UK population as a whole is ageing – one in four are set to be over 65 by 2041 – there is widespread demographic divergence in both the pace and direction of ageing in different areas.
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