A sense of place: Retirement decisions among older black and minority ethnic people

Author: Khan, Omar

Publisher: Runnymede Trust

Publication date: November 2012

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The population of the United Kingdom is changing significantly, and will continue to do so in the coming decades. Perhaps the two most notable changes are the increasing diversity and the progressive ageing of the future population in the UK.  It is estimated that the population of older black and minority ethnic people is likely to rise from 230,000 to 2.7 million between 2001 and 2051.  This report summarises research on whether retirees in different communities are likely to be living beyond the places where black and minority ethnic communities tend to be clustered (i.e. urban areas) and, consequently, what kinds of provision they will need from local authorities and other service deliverers.