Number of over 85s in UK to double in 25 years

  • Chris Easom
  • February 14, 2020

The number of over 85s in the UK is set to double within the next 25 years new data reveals. In mid 2018, there were 1.6 million people aged 85 years and over; by mid 2043, this is projected to nearly double to 3 million. The data has prompted concern from elderly care charities and campaigners who fear that an ageing population is set to deepen an ever-worsening social care crisis.