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Old news is good news: centenarians are thriving!


By Tom Ramage

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There were nearly 1000 centenarians in Scotland, according to latest figures.
There were nearly 1000 centenarians in Scotland, according to latest figures.

There were 960 centenarians in Scotland in 2020, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

The figure represents a 13 per cent increase on the previous year for people 100 years old and older.

There were four times more women than men aged 100 and over - 770 women compared with 190 men, reflecting the longer life expectancy of women.

Two thirds of the estimated 43,750 people aged 90 and over are women.

Esther Roughsedge, head of population and migration statistics, said: “The number of people in the oldest age groups has been steadily increasing.

"The latest figures show that as at June 2020 there were 960 people aged 100 and over in Scotland.

"This is the highest ever figure, and is 110 higher than the previous year’s figure.

"The rise is linked to the increase in the number of births that followed the end of World War One.”

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