Older people account for more than one fifth of the population in 17 countries today, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division’s projections to the end of the century indicate that this will be the case in 2100 for 155 countries, covering a majority (61 per cent) of the
In 2019, about 16.5 percent of the American population was 65 years old or over; a figure which is expected to reach 22 percent by 2050.
In 2020, there are an estimated 727 million persons aged 65 years or over worldwide. This number is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion persons. The share of older persons in the global population is expected to increase from 9.3 per cent in 2020 to 16.0 per cent in 2050.
In the United States, the population age 65 and over numbered 49.2 million in 2016 (the most recent year for which data are available). They represented 15.2% of the population, about one in every seven Americans.
According to U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40.3M U.S. residents 65 years and older in the 2010 Census and 54.1M in the July 1, 2019, population estimates.
A General overview At global level, the share of 80+ people rose from 0.6% in 1950 (15 million) to around 1.6% (110 million) in 2011, and it is expected to reach 4% (400 million) by 2050.
To identify the country with the oldest population in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of each country’s population ages 65 and older, total population, and age dependency ratio (the ratio of those older than 65 to the working age population) from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators for 2019.
China’s population is aging faster than almost all other countries in modern history. In 2050, the proportion of Chinese over retirement age will become 39 percent of the total population. In May 2021, China introduced the three-child policy in a further attempt to address the issue.
There were 703 million persons aged 65 years or over in the world in 2019. The number of older persons is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. Globally, the share of the population aged 65 years or over increased from 6 per cent in 1990 to 9 per cent in 2019.
A person is typically considered elderly when they reach an advanced stage of life past middle age. If you define age by chronology, 80 years old is considered elderly since this is the number of years that have elapsed since a person was born.
The world’s total population aged 90+ years was estimated at 21,328.78 thousand persons in 2020.
China is the top country by population aged 80+ years in the world. As of 2020, population aged 80+ years in China was 26,618.1 thousand persons that accounts for 18.33% of the world’s population aged 80+ years.
Japan was the world’s most aged population in 2017 (33 per cent aged 60 or over) and it is projected to remain so through 2050 (42 per cent aged 60 or over).