International Day of Older Persons

Date published: 01 October 2018

An infographic with a selection of statistics relating to older people in Northern Ireland has been compiled to mark International Day of Older Persons 2018

Population Statistics on people aged 65+

  • There are just over 300,000 people aged 65+ living in Northern Ireland (that’s 1 in 6 people).
  • 2% of our population are aged 85+.
  • 1 in every 10,000 of our population are centenarians.
  • Northern Ireland had the fastest growing population aged 65+ in the UK over the last decade (2007-2017) – 25% versus 23% UK average.
  • 10 years from now (2028) the population aged 65+ in Northern Ireland is projected to overtake children (0-15).

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