Sunday, 6 March 2011
Britain is still a country where 'how long' old men live still depends on 'where' they live and therefore 'how rich' they are
The Office for National Statistics' publication :
'Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 2009', drew the following conclusions, that :
* the 'median age' was 39.5 years and West Somerset had the highest 'median' at 52.4 years, which by implication means :
more old men live there than in any other area.
* the 'South West' had the highest net migration of people aged 60+, reflecting the tendency of old people to retire to coastal areas, which, by implication means :
more old men go there than to any other area.
* the 10 areas each with the least number of old people, with less than 10% at 65+, were all the London boroughs with 'Tower Hamlets' the smallest at just 7%, which, by implication means :
fewer old men live there than in any other area.
* there were 78 men aged 65+ for every 100 women of the same age, with Glasgow and Belfast having the lowest sex ratio with 65 men to every 100 women, which, by implication means :
old men live shorter lives there than in any other area.
* the 'top five' local areas where old men lived the longest were in the East Midlands and East of England, with above 85 men for every 100 women, which, by implication means :
old men live the longest lives there.
Britain, a country where nothing really changes and the 'length' and 'quality' of the lives of its old men are determined by the same things today, as they were at any time in its past.