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‘I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m financially OK’: welcome to ageing Britain, where pensioners outnumber children
Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are 65 or over – some are thriving, some struggling. How are we coping with the social, cultural and political change this brings?

Michael Savage

02, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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What happened to us, the children of the 1960s? We have it all: we need to give some back | Polly Toynbee
UK politics is in thrall to my postwar cohort. That’s to the country’s detriment, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

01, Jul, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Houses for ‘ghosts’: ONS overestimated growth in many areas, census suggests
Population growth overestimated in some areas and underestimated in others, data from 2021 census suggests

Robert Booth and Caelainn Barr

29, Jun, 2022 @4:10 PM

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England and Wales population hits record as over-65s overtake under-15s
Census figure reaches 59.6m, up 3.5m on 2011 – leaving an estimated UK population of 67m

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent, Ashley Kirk, Caelainn Barr and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @7:19 PM

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England and Wales in numbers: key points from the 2021 census
Initial data shows areas with oldest and youngest populations, as well as most densely populated areas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Census names Richmondshire fastest-ageing area in England and Wales
With young people priced out and not having children, schools have closed in this part of North Yorkshire

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Jun, 2022 @5:51 PM

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There are more people in England and Wales than ever – but that’s no bad thing | Rob McNeil
Population growth is a charged issue in the UK, but using it as a proxy for concerns about migration is misleading, says Rob McNeil of the Migration Observatory

Rob McNeil

28, Jun, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Fears census abstention could hit public services in Scotland’s poorest areas
Experts voice alarm as areas with highest rates of deprivation lag behind minimum response rate of 85%

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

30, May, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Scottish census deadline extended after high abstention rate
Record number of householders have so far failed to complete their online returns or paper forms

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

28, Apr, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Transgender people can self-identify in Scottish census, confirms judge
Fair Play for Women fails in challenge that sought to require people to give their sex according to their legal status

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

17, Feb, 2022 @5:30 PM

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More than a roar: exhibition broadens notions of the 1920s
Curators at National Archives showcase a decade of discontent, protest – and the ‘Nightclub Queen’

Caroline Davies

19, Jan, 2022 @1:43 PM

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My ancestors, the key workers
Delving into a family history in Birmingham reveals the value of working-class jobs, then and now

16, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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