seniorLiving beyond 100 will become the norm for children born within the next generation, official projections show. According to estimates published by the Office for National Statistics the average life expectancy for newborn girls in the UK is on course to reach just under 97 years and four months within just over two decades. Baby boys born in 2037 will expect to live until 94 years and four months on average – with many living much longer. The projections, contained in a new report analysing the make-up of the British population, means that typical life expectancies would have increased by around a decade since the 1980s. It is also now predicted that average life female expectancy will reach the once unimaginable milestone of 100 in 2057. Previous studies have pointed out individual areas where children might expect to live past 100 but the ONS projections are based on the average across the country. The dramatic improvements in life expectancy, alongside mass immigration and a baby boom, have contributed to a surge in the population, which has grown by almost eight million since the 1980s. More