Spotlight on Longevity December 2012: Update on revised population estimates

The 2011 Census led to a significant reduction in population estimates at high ages (80+).  In order to reconcile the 2001 and 2011 Census-based estimates, the recently-published revised series of population estimates for 2002-10 implicitly assumes a material level of emigration at high ages.

This is at odds with the general pattern of migration with age and is not supported by migration data.

Our Longevity Services team produce regular commentaries known as 'Spotlight on Longevity'.  These focus on topical issues for those involved in the management and transfer of longevity risk.

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