Old girls twice as likely to see 100

Nearly twice as many British women over 65 will live to celebrate their 100th birthday according to research on male and female centenarians by the DWP.

The new report reveals that while nearly 900,000 British pensioners over 65 will still be around for the Big One-O-O – less than 300,000 will be male.

Around ten million men and women living today will reach their century but with women in their hundreds outnumbering men two to one, Millions of older women could be left chasing a “young man” like Harry Enfield’s saucy old ladies.

For boys born in 2011 an estimated one in four will reach 100 compared with one in three girls, which when compared with the life expectancy of an average boy in Swaziland (32 years) is something worth celebrating.

About

Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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3 comments on “Old girls twice as likely to see 100
  1. […] While the retirement age has been equalised, men are still twice as likely to be working over 60 and have a shorter life expectancy. When you look at all the people over 65 in the UK today, twice as many of the women will still be alive at 100. […]

  2. […] When you look at all the people over 65 in the UK today, twice as many of the women will still be alive at 100. […]

  3. […] This is despite the fact that men are still twice as likely to be working over 60 and have a shorter life expectancy. When you look at all the people over 65 in the UK today, twice as many of the women will still be alive at 100. […]

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