Census 2011: Age Groups Living in Cornwall

The ONS has released more data from the 2011 Census. This latest batch of information is on the population numbers per Local Authority. As with anything published by the ONS, it goes into great detail. However I will cover just the breakdown on the age groups in Cornwall.

The number of permanent residents in Cornwall as per the 2011 Census is 532,273. Of which are:

  • Under 19 – 115,211 (21%)
  • 20-29: 57,730 (10.8%)
  • 30-39: 56,978 (10.7%)
  • 40-49: 75,106 (14.1%)
  • 50-59: 74,396 (13.9%)
  • 60-70: 77,835 (14.6%)
  • Over 70: 80,014 (15%.6)
  • 90 or over: 5,510 (1.03%)

It is interesting to see that near 50% (49.5%) of Cornwall’s population is of working age, with the remaining 50% either at 30% (29.2%) at state pensionable age*, or under 19.

For the Cornwall Council electoral Division of Porthleven and Helston South the number of residents is 4,024 (0.75% of Cornwall’s population) and the age breakdown is:

  • Under 19: 926
  • 20-29: 361
  • 30-39: 434
  • 40-49: 598
  • 50-59: 499
  • 60-70: 585
  • Over 70: 624

For the other Helston Divisions:

Helston North:

  • Under 19: 1,611
  • 20-29: 678
  • 30-39: 857
  • 40-49: 910
  • 50-59: 619
  • 60-70: 556
  • Over 70: 582

 Total 5,813 (1.09%)

Helston Central:

  • Under 19: 953
  • 20-29: 539
  • 30-39: 489
  • 40-49: 610
  • 50-59: 532
  • 60-70: 558
  • Over 70: 719
Total 4,400 (0.82%)

* Yes I know not everyone at 60 retires

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