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2011 Census Figures

The 2011 census figures for Sidmouth and Sidford combined show that the % of population over 65 has reduced from 39.38% in 2001 to 38.36% in 2011.  During the same time the under 15s have increased from12.06% to 12.74% and the 16-64s from 48.06% to 48.62%.
So much for the theory that Sidmouth's population is getting older! We've got more families and more children, but less oldies!
Full details here -
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/interactive/census-map-1-4/index.html
So why do we need a new care home on The Knowle????? Please tell me EDDC.

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Tell It As It Is inactive
Very interesting .............. I've always thought that those from the Home Counties are indeed able to retire a little earlier ................ at around 50+ ........which has increased the 16-64 age group. Thanks for spending time on that research.
hibou
Interesting take TIAIS - I suppose they're the ones with the extra under 15s are they? :)
Tell It As It Is inactive
Oooh I would very much doubt it ................ that 0.68% increase could easily be covered by local families and single mothers.
Barnacle Bill
Eh? Less wrinklies in Sidmouth - do you walk around with your eyes closed hibou?
hibou
The problem with facts is they get in the way of a good story :)
hibou
Although to be fair to BB the overall population has increased by nearly 450 people between 2001 and 2011, so there are actually 90 more oldies (the difference between 39.38% of 7895 in 2001 and 38.36% of 8340 in 2011).
But they all live around Waitrose - the other areas have suffered reductions.
Anne V inactive
BB, hibou is a nocturnal bird therefore sees more drunken youths than wrinklies on their daytime errands. :)
Barnacle Bill
No - I just hear the little scrotes!

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