The Thurrock Property Blog: The rise of the Tilbury OAP

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OAPs set to rise to 1 in 4 of Tilbury population by 2037

by Paul Tobias-Gibbins

www.mpestates.co.uk

Where are they all going to live?…

With constant advances in technology, medicine and lifestyles, people in the Tilbury area are, on average, living longer than they might have a few decades ago. As Tilbury’s population ages, the problem of how the older generation are accommodated is starting to emerge. We, as a town, have to consider how we supply decent and appropriate accommodation for Tilbury’s growing older generation, while still offering a lifestyle that is both modern and desirable.

In 1997 in Tilbury, around one in every eight people (13%) were aged 65 years and over. This increased to one in every seven people (14%) in 2017 and it is projected to reach nearly one in every four people (18%) by 2037. This means..

Over the next 19 years, the growth of the over 65 population in Tilbury will grow by 28.6%.

A lot more than the overall growth population of Tilbury of 19.5% over the same time frame.

In fact, the number of those over 90 is expected to double in our local authority from 982 (0.6%) in 2017 to 1,951 (1.0%) by 2037.

To read the rest of the blog go to https://www.thurrockpropertyblog.com/oaps-set-to-rise-tilburys-population-by-2037/

Property question? Drop Paul a line at Paul@thurrockpropertyblog.co.uk

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