How women aged over 100 now outnumber men 23 to one as the number of UK centenarians soars to 14,000

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2023-09-18 21:08:10  • 3 mins

Its well known that women tend to live longer than men.

And the extent to which this true is revealed in the latest census data which shows that women who have reached the age of 100 outnumber men by 23 to one.

The total number of centenarians has soared from 11,186 to 13,924 in a decade, the 2021 figures found.

Women made up 11,288 of the total, whereas just 2,636 men had reached the milestone age. The overall rise on a century before was an astonishing 27-fold, up from just 110 in 1921.

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics, published yesterday, also seems to suggest living near the seaside might be the secret to a long life.

Nine out of the ten local authorities with the most centenarians are by the coast, with the top three all on the English south coast.

There were 64 people who had reached 100 or older per 100,000 people in East Devon, 59 per 100,000 in Arun in West Sussex, and 57 per 100,000 in the New Forest, the ONS said.

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