Coronavirus - Where In Houghton Regis Do Most Age Related 'At Risk' People Live?

New mapping functions introduced by ONS, can help identify areas where most people might need help during the coronavirus pandemic as they are in the over 70s age group.

In the sample below, 207 people are estimated to be aged over 70 in the Tithe Farm area of Houghton Regis (outlined in yellow).

12.7% of Central Bedfordshire population is aged 70 or over, and 2.1% are aged 85 and over. (Source: Office for National Statistics - 2018 mid-year population estimates for the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

People aged 70 years and over are among those most at risk of severe illness from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Sunday 22 March 2020, the UK Government introduced shielding measures to protect the extremely vulnerable from the outbreak, with an estimated 1.5 million people being asked to stay at home and avoid all face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks. Some over-70s will be in this group, while others are only allowed to leave their home in certain circumstances.

As the UK population steps up national, local and community efforts to support its most vulnerable members, use our interactive map to identify which areas have the highest percentage of people aged 70 or 85 years and over. To select an area enter a postcode or hover over the map.

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