Age in Numbers


The proportion of HR directors who think staff should retire at 65.


The percentage of the public who believe no-one should be stopped from working, no matter how old they are.


The percentage of workers who claim complete ignorance of their rights under the new age regulations.


The annual projected fall year-on-year in the number of young people entering the workforce after 2010.

2.1 million

The number of new entrants needed in the adult workforce between 2010 and 2020 that the UK population will not be able
to provide.


of the population will be aged over 65 in 2050, compared to one in six now, and one in 20 a century ago.

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