Population profiles

Understanding the structure of a population is important in being able to meet housing, transport, employment and service requirements. The best way to do this is to explore the number of people that fit into different age brackets.

Key Indicators

Population structure of England

The population structure of England is relatively even across all age groups, with a drop off in brackets over 50. However, it is expected that there will be significant growth in the number of people over 65 in the coming years as detailed here.


The changing population structure of London

The first chart below shows the population structure for London in 2016, with the second chart showing estimates of how the population will look in the year 2040.


The changing population structure of Metropolitan areas 

The first chart below shows the population structure for Metropolitan areas in 2016, with the second chart showing estimates of how the population of the same areas will look in the year 2040.