Hundredth birthday

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Report numbers of individuals turned 100 final 12 months

A document variety of folks within the UK, some 14,570, are surviving to the age of 100, the newest official knowledge exhibits.

The variety of folks aged 100, or over, has quadrupled during the last 20 years, in accordance with Workplace for Nationwide Statistics figures for 2015.

Within the final decade alone, the variety of centenarians has risen by 65% or 5,720

There has additionally been a dramatic improve within the variety of folks aged over 105. Final 12 months there have been 850 reaching the age of 105, up from 130 in 1985.

The figures come as statisticians publish data on the life expectancy of the UK inhabitants.

These born between 2013 and 2015 can count on to stay to the age of 79 if they’re a boy and 82 if they’re a lady.

This was engaged on the belief that mortality charges stay the identical as they’re now, the ONS mentioned.

Life expectancy had elevated by 13 weeks a 12 months because the 1980 to 1982 interval for males and by 9.5 weeks a 12 months on common for females, the ONS mentioned.

There are half 1,000,000 folks aged 90 or over within the UK.

The scale of this age group has elevated over time, and 7 out of 10 of them are girls.

Responding to the figures, minister for pensions Richard Harrington mentioned: “It’s improbable information that extra individuals are dwelling longer lives.

“I would like everybody to have the ability to take pleasure in their retirement, however as folks stay longer it is much more necessary that they’ve a pension to assist present monetary safety in later life.”

He added that saving right into a office pension was top-of-the-line methods for this to be achieved.