Spotlight on Longevity October 2013: An evolving view of the accuracy of high-age population estimates

Higher than expected deaths of the very elderly in 2012 have eased previous concerns over the accuracy of population estimates from the 2011 Census.  

This reduces concerns that official estimates could diverge from the true values and that a substantial restatement might again be needed after the next Census.

Our Longevity services team produces regular commentaries on topical issues in the management and transfer of longevity risk known as 'Spotlight on Longevity'.    

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