THE PROPORTION of pensioners on the Isle of Wight remains far higher than other parts of the country according to the latest Census.
According to data released following the 2011 Census, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this week, the overall population rose by 5,569.
The ONS said the number of 'usual residents’ rose from 132,731 in 2001 to an estimated 138,300 in 2011, based on Census returns.
That was lower than previous estimates which suggested the Island’s population in 2010 was 140,500.
The figures showed the number of youngsters aged 14 and under as a percentage of the population fell from 17 per cent to 15.1 per cent.
According to the 2011 Census, the number of 15 to 64 year olds rose marginally from 60.6 per cent to 61 per cent, while the number of people aged 65 or over rose from 22.4 per cent to 23.8 per cent of the total population.
In the South East, the proportion of 65 and overs was 17.2 per cent and nationally the proportion was 16.4 per cent.
Scroll down to view the ONS data, collated by the Isle of Wight Council.
Isle of Wight Census 2011