Older people

There are two census theme papers on older people. The main paper examines those aged 65 or over. In addition, there is a shorter supplementary paper on Poole’s very elderly residents aged 85 or over.

You may want to read this paper in conjunction with companion census theme Paperson housing tenure, families and households, general health and disability and unpaid care.

Key facts

  • 30,158 residents of Poole were aged 65 or over on Census day (March 27, 2011). They comprised 20% of the total population
  • 4,919 residents of Poole were aged 85 or over. They comprised 3.3% of the total population
  • there were 45 centenarians in Poole
  • near 4 out of 10 residents of Canford Cliffs were aged 65 or over
  • there was wide variation (ten-fold) in the proportion of the elderly (aged 65+) in Poole’s lower super output areas who said that there health was bad or very bad 

The Office of National Statistics have produced a report on what the Census tells us about Older People in England and Wales.

Page last updated: 15 March 2019
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