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UK Number of Middle Aged Adults (Latest)

UK Open Government License (UK-GOV)Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Data is from the England and Wales 2021 Census, Northern Ireland 2021 Census, and the Scotland 2011 Census (2022 Census data is yet to be released)

Map Highlights

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish Age Saga! In 2011, Scotland led the pack with nearly 35% of its population being middle-aged adults. Perhaps they've discovered the fountain of youth in the Highlands?

🌉 London's Youthful Lure! With just over 31% middle-aged adults in 2021, London remains the youngest at heart among the regions. Maybe it's all the tea or the allure of the Thames?

🏖️ South East's Seasoned Citizens! The South East of England boasts a robust 33% middle-aged population in 2021. Perhaps the coastal views and historic landmarks are a magnet for the wise and experienced?

Data Summary

Across the UK, the distribution of middle-aged adults paints an intriguing picture of regional age dynamics. Yorkshire and The Humber, with its rugged coastlines and rich industrial past, has approximately 31.81% of its population in the middle-aged bracket. On the other hand, Scotland, known for its breathtaking highlands and deep-rooted traditions, recorded a notable 34.91% of middle-aged adults back in 2011. This data underscores the UK's diverse demographic tapestry, where each region reflects its own distinctive interplay of age groups, ensuring a dynamic and evolving national landscape.

About the Data

These regions in the census could also be known as:

  • ITL 1, a new UK standard to replace the EU NUTS standard
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