2018-03-12 16:33:47 UTC
According to the government 18% of the population is 65 or over while
63% are between 16 and 64 and 21% are under 16.
So with a population of around 66 million, that means we have around
11.8 million old folk and around 41.5 million over 16 but not yet 65.
I cannot find figures for 16 to 18 unfortunately but as there are around
3.5 million in each 4 year group I will estimate half that so that would
suggest there are 39.75 million people of voting age, below 65.
So we have 11.5 million old folk and if we assume all of them voted, and
70% voted to leave the EU - that would be 8.26 million in favour of
leaving the EU.
So 8.26 old folk votes to leave vs 39.75 other potential votes - yet
this 8.25 million is reported over and over as being the game changer.
Is my maths wildly out or are we all being brainwashed?