December 11, 2010

THE ANGLOSPHERIC DIFFERENCE:

UK population ageing slower than most of Europe: Britain is set to escape the worst of Europe’s pensions time bomb as new figures show the UK population is not ageing as fast as other countries. (Tim Ross, 09 Dec 2010, The Telegraph)

In both Germany and Italy, 20% of the population was over the age of 65 last year, while in Japan the figure was even higher, at 22%.

Over-65s represented only 16% of the population in the UK, up slightly from 15 per cent in 1985, when Britain had one of the most aged populations in Europe.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 11, 2010 6:17 AM
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