Record number of nonagenarians & centenarians in UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes population estimates once a year for the group they call ‘the very old’. The 2019 data has just been published and there is plenty to celebrate!

In 2019 there were a record number of people aged over 90 years – 605,181 to be precise. This represents an increase of 3.6% compared to 2018 and is the largest annual increase in this age group since 2014.

This means that almost one in every 100 people in the UK is aged over 90!

Another amazing stat is that in the same period, there was an 11% increase in centenarians (those aged 100 or over) meaning we have 13,330 people aged over 100 in the UK.

The ONS also looked at the group they call ‘semi-supercentenarians’ – these are people aged 105 and over. In 2019 there were 720 people in this age bracket, up from 270 in 2009.

We are honoured to support many people in these age brackets and we encourage them all to ‘live well your way’.