According to the Sussex Express, Seaford is one of the seaside towns in an especially difficult situation in that there are a large number of residents over the age of 65.
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Here is part of the Sussex Express article:
“Seaford has been named in a list of seaside towns struggling to cope with an ageing population.
Nearly a third of the town’s residents are over the age of 65, new figures reveal.
MPs warned that without urgent investment in the 270 coastal communities in England and Wales some areas will struggle to retain the working age families needed to fuel the economies of towns dominated by old people’s homes. The new census of coastal communities shows that on average 20 per cent of people living in them are aged 65 or over, compared to 16 per cent nationwide. Seaford is placed 13th in a table showing the proportion of over-65s in coastal towns and villages, with 30 per cent.”
For the rest of the story on Seafords’ aging population, click the link.