The oldest and youngest areas of England

Notable age groups in 2002 compared to 2016

Average age below 35

When we highlight areas with the average age below 35, there is no significant change in terms of location between 2002 and 2016. Most areas were located mostly in cities — London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Bristol, Leicester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff and some others.

Top 7 areas with the lowest average age

Average age 45 and over

The number of areas with the average age 45 and over has multiplied since 2002. It went from less than 300 in 2002 to 1,100 in 2016. The highest increase of areas was in Wales, North of England and South West England.

Top 7 areas with the highest average age

Growing and ageing population

Improved healthcare and lifestyle is the main reason for the increase in life expectancy. Population growth is not only due to migration and natural changes (births has been outnumbering deaths in the UK since 1955, except 1976) but also partly because the population is ageing.

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