Aging population heralds rise of the 'supercentenarian'
England and Wales will be home to around 100 people in the age group by 2034, a 14-fold increase, it was claimed.
The Office for National Statistics put the rise down to projected improvements in life expectancy combined with a dramatic “baby boom” after the First World War.
The rise comes despite concerns that the benefits system and health care is already struggling to cope with a rapidly aging population.
Last year, ministers warned that the pressure of an older population posed as big a threat to the country as climate change.
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