One in three newborns ‘will live to 100’


newbornIf you are currently pregnant or have just had a baby, you will be interested to hear that one in three children born in 2012 is expected to live to the age of 100.

A new report by the Office for National Statistics called What Are The Chances Of Surviving To Age 100? said there will be an estimated 826,000 births this year, 423,000 boys and 403,000 girls.

Around one in three of these males, and four in 10 of the females could reach the landmark age!

This compares to only one in 10 men and one in seven women turning 65 this year, who will be likely to celebrate their 100th birthday.

The number of centenarians has increased sharply over the past few decades and looks set to increase further in the future, highlighting the importance of saving from an early age.

While there were only 92 male centenarians in 1961 and just under 2,000 in 2010. The number could rise to 39,000 by 2035 and 179,000 by 2060.

The report also found that the number of female centenarians has increased from 500 in 1961 to more than 10,000 two years ago. By 2035, there could be 71,000 women who have reached the age of 100, with the figure projected to increase to 276,000 by 2060.

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