States Ranked by Percent of Population Age 65 or Older, 2018
|Rank||State||Population Ages 65+ (thousands)|
State-wise data According to the report, Kerala currently has the highest elderly population (16.5 per cent), followed by Tamil Nadu (13.6 per cent), Himachal Pradesh (13.1 per cent), Punjab (12.6 per cent) and Andhra Pradesh (12.4 per cent) in 2021.
Kerala had the highest number of senior living facilities (182), whereas West Bengal stands at the second position with 164 senior living facilities, followed by Tamil Nadu (151), Maharashtra (133), Andhra Pradesh (114), Karnataka (91), and Gujarat (77).
There are nearly 138 million elderly persons in India in 2021, including 67 million men and 71 million women, according to the report. An increase of nearly 34 million elderly persons was seen in 2021 over the population census of 2011. This number is expected to increase by 56 million by 2031.
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Only 4.5 percent (about 1.5 million) of older adults live in nursing homes and 2 percent (1 million) in assisted living facilities. The majority of older adults (93.5 percent, or 33.4 million) live in the community.
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).
Pakistan, a country without homes for older people.
According to the law, a “senior citizen” means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of sixty years or above.
Geneva: India stands a dismal 73rd in the list of 91 countries, according to a UN-backed study on the wellbeing of the elderly in a rapidly ageing world. The survey ranked many African and South Asian countries as the worst places to be retired, with Tanzania, Pakistan and Afghanistan rounding out the bottom three.
The current population of India is 1,398,568,738 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. India 2020 population is estimated at 1,380,004,385 people at mid year according to UN data. India population is equivalent to 17.7% of the total world population.