Table 2

Characteristics of the study population

VariableLevelCount (%)
Vaccinated6 202 780 (93.2)
SexFemale3 672 314 (55.2)
Male2 983 358 (44.8)
AgeMean (SD)78.8 (6.5)
EthnicityBangladeshi11 522 (0.2)
Black African21 535 (0.3)
Black Caribbean52 883 (0.78)
Chinese18 452 (0.38)
Indian103 564 (1.6)
Mixed24 637 (0.34)
Other65 241 (1.0)
Pakistani39 723 (0.6)
White British6 095 276 (91.6)
White other222 839 (3.4)
ReligionBuddhist16 403 (0.3)
Christian5 221 392 (78.5)
Hindu61 634 (0.9)
Jewish39 800 (0.6)
Muslim86 841 (1.3)
No religion725 695 (10.9)
Other religion22 327 (0.3)
Religion not stated449 781 (6.8)
Sikh31 799 (0.5)
IMD quintile1 (most deprived)913 809 (13.7)
21 140 651 (17.1)
31 407 155 (21.1)
41 560 023 (23.4)
5 (least deprived)1 634 034 (24.6)
Household tenureOwned5 488 126 (82.5)
Private rented273 707 (4.1)
Social rented778 867 (11.7)
Other (eg,
live rent free)
114 972 (1.7)
Rural–urbanRural6 005 144 (82.4)
Urban304 412 (4.2)
Household composition2 elderly847 508 (11.6)
1 elderly128 083 (1.8)
Care
home
436 211 (6.0.)
Missing
household
9035 (0.1)
Multigenerational620 167 (8.5)
Other
(3+ adults)
714 211 (9.8)
  • Adults aged 70 years or over, living in England, alive on 15 March 2021.

  • IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation.