how old is britain
You must then do one of the following until you’re 18:
If you turn 16 between 1 March and 30 September you can leave school after 31 May of that year.
In 2019, there were approximately 4.66 million people who were aged between 50 and 54 in the United Kingdom, the most of any age group. This group of people were born between 1965 and 1969 are the youngest members of the baby boomer generation, the large demographic born in the years after the Second World War.
In post-war Britain, there have only been two years where the number of live births was over one million, in 1947 and in 1964. The number of births recorded in the years between these two years consistently high as well, with 1955 having the fewest births in this period at 789 thousand.
For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.
State Pension age is going to be kept under review, which means that it could change again in the future, depending on different factors, such as changes in life expectancy.
(2018 estimate, published June 2019 and updated June 2020)
There are 8,769,122 over 70s in the UK, according to the most recent official data (2018 midpoint, published June 2019 and updated June 2020).