UK - Pensioners are moving out of cities and into shire counties at an increasing rate, a study of 1991 and 2001 census figures shows.
Cities such as Glasgow and Manchester have seen pensioner numbers plummet over the 10 year period, research by the GMB union shows.
Glasgow’s pensioner population has fallen by 13% while in Manchester the number has dropped by 20%.
Meanwhile, the pensioner population in seaside towns and the shire counties has soared.
The number of pensioners in Hampshire has increased by 14%, while in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles figures have risen by 9%.
The full version of the study is available on the GMB website, www.gmb.org.uk.
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