Old-age dependency

Old-age dependency ratio by area over time (2000 - 2030)

Both Inner and Outer London have a lower old-age dependency ratio than the rest of England. In Inner London in 2019,  there were 13.3 people over the age of 65 for every 100 working-age adults. This compares to 21.4 in Outer London and 31.9 in the rest of England. 

The dependency ratio reflects the degree to which the working-age population and national and local government might need to support those who are retired. As the population ages, the dependency ratio is projected to increase quite rapidly.