The Church Times has published today the dates of birth of newly elected members of General Synod. From these data I have calculated some statistics for the elected diocesan representatives of the clergy and laity.
ages 
clergy

laity

mean age 
50

56

standard deviation 
7

11

oldest 
68

78

youngest 
27

21

For comparison the mean ages in 2000 were 51 (clergy) and 53 (laity).
I have put a histogram of the age distributions here.
[Note: The laity figures exclude Bath & Wells (election postponed), Winchester (figures not available) and two members of unknown age.]
Very interesting stats, I have been voted on as a laity member from Manchester, im 23, so im 23 years younger than the average! Also a little shocked to see im not the youngest, but shocked in a good way. Any a 27yo member of Clergy, thats cool!
What saddens me is the low “turnout” esp among the laity, though the clergy arent much better.Surely with a small and defined electorate it should be 80%plus
As a resident of Winchester diocese – What have they got to hide?