Tower Hamlets will have lowest number of elderly in UK

TOWER Hamlets is estimated to have the lowest number of over-50s in the country by 2029.

The borough will have just 16 per cent of residents in the higher age bracket in two decades’ time, BBC research found.

It joined other London boroughs Lambeth and Wandsworth, which also have a very young population.

Tower Hamlets council says 59 per cent of the population in the borough at present is aged 15 to 44-years-old.

It is 42 per cent across the country as a whole.


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The high number of young people means the projected birthrate in the borough over the next few years is far higher than that predicted across London.

The highest number of over 50s by 2029 is estimated to be in The Isle of Wight, with 51 per cent.

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Meanwhile, Tower Hamlets has also been judged to have the poorest level of social cohesion in the UK.

Of people questioned in the borough, 71 per cent said neighbours looked out for each other.

North Yorkshire’s Ryedale district had the highest figure, with 93 per cent of those asked saying community spirit was strong.

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