A report on the current and projected trends in population ageing.

This report was conducted by ILC-UK and NPC for the Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing. It presents detailed background information on the current and projected trends in various aspects of both the sector and in society with respect to population ageing.

The document's primary purpose is to inform members of the Commission, along with other parties interested in the interplay between the voluntary sector and population ageing, on the essential sectorial and demographic data in England. Where possible, it also provides estimates and projections on what changes may occur in the next ten and twenty years.

This document also served as the background to 'Age of opportunity. Putting the ageing society of tomorrow on the agenda of the voluntary sector today', which develops hypothetical future scenarios for the sector in various areas of interest and issues a challenge for the sector to engage with this debate.

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