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London's population by age

Key points

  • In 2014 25% of people living in Inner London and 16% in Outer London were aged 25 to 34 compared with 13% in the rest of England.
  • There has a high proportion of children aged 0 to 4 in London.
  • London has proportionally fewer people aged over 50, particularly in Inner London.

London's population by age

What does this graph show?

One of the distinct aspects of London's population, particularly Inner London, is its age profile. In 2014 25% of people living in Inner London and 16% in Outer London were aged 25 to 34 compared with 13% in the rest of England. Although it is common for cities to have a high proportion of younger adults, the largest group in many other English cities is 20 to 24-year-olds. But Figure 2.3 shows the biggest age group in Inner London is 25 to 29-year-olds and in Outer London it is 30 to 34-year-olds.

Correspondingly, there is also a prevalence of young adults starting families and a high proportion of children aged 0 to 4 in London. Outer London, whose figures for people aged 15 and over is between those of Inner London and the rest of England, has a higher proportion of children aged under 14. London also has proportionally fewer people aged over 50, particularly in Inner London.

Data used

Mid-year population estimates for 2014, ONS

Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015