Derbyshire’s estimated population of 802,700 people in 2019 was made up of 137,700 (17%) children aged 0-15 years, 490,000 (61%) residents aged 16-64 and 175,000 (22%) individuals aged 65 and over. The latest ONS Population Projections (2018 based) predict that by 2043 the county’s population will increase to 896,100. 21% of people in the county were aged 65 and over in 2018, by 2043 this will increase to 26%.

In 2016 there were 343,900 households in Derbyshire, representing 17% of all households across the East Midlands. This number is expected to increase by 22,000 households or 6% by 2026, slightly lower than the estimated 7% increase across England.

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