UK's youngest and oldest populations revealed - where does Doncaster feature on the list?

The UK's youngest and oldest populations by city have been revealed - with Doncaster featuring among them.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018, 12:22
Doncaster has an older population than large parts of the UK.

The new figures have revealed the UK's youngest and oldest populations, city by city.

Britain is getting older, as in the last two decades the average age has risen by two years to 40.

And Doncaster ranks as one of the places with an older population with the average of someone in the town at 40.5 years old.

Defining a city as an urban area where more than 135,000 people live, academics at the Centre for Cities have worked out where the youngest and oldest cities in the UK are.

Slough is the youngest city in the UK with an average age of just 33.9 years old and only one in 10 people aged 65 and over.

A spokesman said Slough has a young population because it has one of the highest birth rates of all UK cities - 16.6 for every 1,000 residents, compared to the British average of 11.8.

Blackpool has the oldest population of any UK city, with an average age of 43.2.

Here's how local cities were ranked:

Bradford 36.7

Hull 37.6

Leeds 37.6

Derby 38

Nottingham 38.2


Huddersfield 39.1

York 39.6

Doncaster 40.5

Mansfield 40.8

Wakefield 40.8

Barnsley 40.9