Demographics issues of relevance to the health and safety system include: population; ageing; sector and occupational trends; working patterns; migration and ethnicity; housing and living arrangements; and the shape of industry.

A report containing statistics on existing trends and, where they exist, predictions of future trends in all these areas has been compiled by the Horizon Scanning section using information already in the public domain. Some of the areas listed above may merit more detailed attention in their own right in due course.

Updated 2021-01-06