HAMPSHIRE DEMOGRAPHY

5/21/2010

Hampshire is rapidly changing - what are the trends between now and 2026?

The population growing by over 100,000 people to 1,792,000 by 2026.

Declining death rates in all ages, leading to higher life expectancies.

A shift in the age structure of Hampshire's population, leading to higher proportions of older people relative to young people.

Changes exacerbated over the next 20/30 years as the high numbers born post war move into retirement.

The number of housholds increasing by 120,000 to 850,000 by 2026.

Changes in household size leading to more people living on their own.

THESE TRENDS WILL HAVE MANY IMPLICATIONS such as:

More people spending longer in retirement supported by a decreasing working population.

Lower numbers of children entering education. Less schools and teachers required.

Changing household needs. The housing need of a 40 year old single person is different to one of 70.

An increased burden on care agencies for health and due to family breakdown.

IT MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK,

 

Posted: 5/21/2010