Centre for Rural Economy


The Nature and Implications of Demographic Ageing for Peripheral Coastal Areas in the UK

The study provided a social geography perspective on the issue of demographic ageing in peripheral, rural coastal areas.

The desk-based study looked broadly at the UK/English scene with the aim of reconsidering the terms of the debate by bringing together contemporary approaches and analyses of ageing and of rurality, and translating them into the context of remote coastal locations. The conclusions were presented to 'Coastal Futures', a symposium on coastal issues in July 2006.