Lichfield set for “significant growth” in its older population over the next ten years

A report has revealed that Lichfield will see a “significant growth” in its older population over the next ten years.

The
Staffordshire Observatory study
found that there would be around a 5% increase in the number of people living in the area.

But it added that the number of residents aged 85 and over would increase by around 74% before 2024.

“The overall population for Lichfield is projected to increase by around 5,300 between 2014 and 2024, taking it from 102,100 to 107,400,” the report explained.

“The population is projected to see a significant growth in people aged 65 and over, and in particular those aged 85 and over.”

The report also found that in 2014, around 410 15 to 19-year-olds left the area, while 420 20 to 44-year-olds moved in, along with 140 aged over 65.

“For people aged 15 to 19 it is similar to the rest of Staffordshire and is likely to be explained by young adults moving out of Lichfield for higher education,” the study continued.
“Levels of movement into Lichfield remain comparatively high for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

“This may reflect people moving into the area to start a family, becoming settled in their employment and in relationships, as well as because they have school-age children.”

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