All the days of our lives Facts and figures Europe has the highest proportion of elderly people in the world. One person in 15 is over 75; this will be one in 10 by 2010. Not known About 8.5% of Somerset's population is over 75 already; 17% are over 65. The number of 75-84 year-olds is expected to rise by 7.3%, but the over-85s by 41%. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.