London has a younger population than other UK regions.
In London in 2012:
- 35% of the population were 24-44 years old – 11% higher than the South West and 8% higher than the UK average
- only 15% were 60 years old or older – that’s 9% less than the South East and 8% less than the UK average
However, the elderly population in London is projected to grow rapidly. The over-65s are likely to increase by 46% (almost 600,000) to reach 1.85 million by 2029. The over-90s population is expected to double to 91,000.