§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total of persons above the ages of 75 and 85 years of age, respectively; and what estimates he has made of the likely population in these age bands in 10 and 15 years time.
§ Mr. Millan
The most recent estimates by age groups relate to mid-1976. These, together with projected estimates based on them but referring to 10 and 15 years from the present year, are given in the table below:
POPULATION AGED 75 AND OVER, 85 AND OVER, SCOTLAND 75 and over 85 and over 1976 mid-year estimate 242,000 41,000 1988 projected estimate 303,000 56,000 1993 projected estimate 297,000 64,000