The Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) is the largest public health study in Northern Ireland talking to people from 50 years old right up to 100 years and beyond. NICOLA explores the health, lifestyles and financial situation of people as they grow older.
- The population aged over 50 is the most rapidly growing group in Northern Ireland
- In just over 10 years there will be more people aged over 65 years than under 18 years
- 8504 people aged 50 and over took part in the first interviews in NICOLA wave 1