Ballyporeen and Clogheen have been identified as two villages in the county of Tipperary with a population that has a higher-than-average aged population, which will increase demand on public services as the population gets even older.

The percentage of the population that is over 65 is slightly higher in the Premier county than nationally; 24,398 of Tipp people, or 15% of the population is over 65, whereas the state average is 13%.

It is estimated that there will be approximately 35,000 persons aged 65 or over in Tipperary by 2030, and this will create challenges in terms of housing and services provision for the elderly.

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