December 2018

Did you know that in 2001, there were 224,090 people aged 65 or over living in Northern Ireland. By 2017, there were 302,975 people in this age group, which represents an increase of 35%.  There has been an increase of 26% in the number of women aged 65 or over, and the number of men in this age group has increased by 49%.

For more information, see the 2017 Mid Year Population Estimates for Small Areas on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website.