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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

If Britain were a village....

If Britain were a village of 100 people...

  • 17 of the 100 villagers would be under the age of 15, while another 16 would be 65 or over (three of them 80 or over).

  • There would be 80 adults (aged 16 or over), of whom 40 would be married and 11 would live alone.

  • There would be 42 households in the village, of which 13 would be home to just one person. (Six of these would belong to lone pensioners, of whom five would be female.)

  • Of the 19 villagers aged between 20 and 34, four would live with their parents.

  • The village would welcome one new baby this year. The baby would expect to live for 76 years and six months (if it was a boy), or 81 years and seven months (if it was a girl).

  • Ten people would have been born outside the village, three of whom would live in London.

  • Six people would be gay or lesbian (probably).

  • 84 of them would live in England, eight in Scotland, five in Wales and three in Northern Ireland.

  • There would be 51 women and girls, and 49 men and boys.

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