Research and analysis

Future manufacturing: implications of an ageing society

Report looking at the UK manufacturing sector’s preparedness for an ageing population.


Implications of an ageing society for manufacturing (EP22)


This report explores how an ageing population presents significant challenges and opportunities to UK manufacturers. It focuses on what these changes might mean for both the manufacturing workforce, and the demand for products and services in the UK, in the next 10 and 40 years.

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Published 30 October 2013