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.
New Delhi: India’s elderly population (aged 60 and above) is projected to touch 194 million in 2031 from 138 million in 2021, a 41 per cent increase over a decade, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO)’s Elderly in India 2021 report.
Both the share and size of elderly population is increasing over time. From 5.6% in 1961 the proportion has increased to 8.6% in 20 11. For males it was marginally lower at 8.2%, while for females it was 9.0%.
In 2020, population aged 80+ years for India was 13,284.27 thousand persons. Over the last 50 years, population aged 80+ years of India grew substantially from 1,960.75 to 13,284.27 thousand persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.35% in 1976 and then decreased to 1.62% in 2020.
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.
As per the website dadadadi.org, there are 728 Old Age Homes in India today. Information of 547 homes is available and out of these, 325 homes are free of cost while 95 old age homes are on pay & stay basis, 116 homes have both free as well as pay & stay facilities and 11 homes have no information.
In 2020, about 26.16 percent of the Indian population fell into the 0-14 year category, 67.27 percent into the 15-64 age group and 6.57 percent were over 65 years of age. India is one of the largest countries in the world and its population is constantly increasing.
As of 2019, over 139 million people living in India are aged over 60 which is over 10% of the country’s total population. The proportion of older people is expected to almost double to 19.5% in 2050 with 319 million people aged over 60. This means that every 1 in 5 Indians is likely to be a senior citizen.
The world’s total population aged 90+ years was estimated at 21,328.78 thousand persons in 2020.
In total, there were around 250 million couples across the country in the given time period.
Share of caste demographics India 2019 As of 2019, Other Backward Class (OBC) constituted the largest part of the Indian population accounting for more than 40 percent.
Hinduism is professed by the majority of population in India. The Hindus are most numerous in 27 states/Uts except in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. The Muslims professing Islam are in majority in Lakshadweep and Jammu & Kashmir.
India has more than 27 crore households.