Derbyshire’s estimated population of 792,000 people in 2017 was made up of 135,900 (17%) children aged 0-15 years, 487,400 (62%) residents aged 16-64 and 168,700 (21%) individuals aged 65 and over. The latest ONS Population Projections predict that by 2041 the county’s population will increase to 858,900. Two out of ten people in the county are currently aged 65 and over, by 2041, this ratio will increase to three out of ten people.

In 2014 there were 339,900 households in Derbyshire, representing 17% of all households across the East Midlands. This number is expected to increase by 23,700 households or 7% by 2024, lower than the estimated 10% increase across England.

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