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Centenarians are fastest growing age group in UK


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Centenarians are the fastest growing age group in the UK, with the number of 100-year-olds almost doubling over a 14-year period.

Although they make up a very small proportion of the total UK population (0.02% in 2016), their numbers have grown rapidly from 7,750 in 2002 to 14,910 last year.

There were 571,245 people aged 90 and over living in the UK last year – the highest number ever.

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