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As OAP’s set to rise to 1 in 8 of Clapham’s population by 2037 – Where are they all going to live?

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With constant advances in technology, medicine and lifestyles, people in the Clapham area are, on average, living longer than they might have a few decades ago. As Clapham's population ages, the problem of how the older generation are accommodated is starting to emerge. We, as a borough, have to consider how we supply decent and appropriate accommodation for Clapham’s growing older generation’s accommodation needs while still offering a lifestyle that is both modern and desirable.

In 1997 in Clapham, one in every ten people (10%) were aged 65 years and over (and the local authority area as a whole), this decreased to around one in every twelve people (8%) in 2017 and it is projected to increase to around one in every eight people (13%) by 2037, meaning..

Over the next 19 years, the growth of the over 65 population in Clapham will grow by 62.5% - a lot more than the overall growth population of Clapham of 10.6% over the same time frame.

In fact, the number of those over 90 is ex…