With the Queen having just turned 90 did you know …. that
the number of pensioners has doubled in the 6$ years the Queen took the throne and 44 times as many people reach 100.
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions also showed people, on average, are living nearly a decade longer.
There are 5.6 million more pensioners today than in 1952, raising from 6.8 million to 12.4 million.There are around 13,120 more centenarians, an increase on 300 in 1952.
The Queen has sent about 110,000 telegrams and messages to centenarians during her reign.
Pensions minister Steve Webb said ” In the past 60 years we have seen man land on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of the internet and digital technology. Pensioners now make up 20% of the population and make a huge contribution to society.”
The DWP said a boy born in 1952 was expected to live to 78 and a girl to 83. A boy born in 2012 is expected to live to 91 and a girl to 94.