Demography

The Dutch population is ageing

The Dutch population is ageing

A quarter of the Dutch population will be over the age of 65 around 2040, Statistics Netherlands has forecast. Currently, over-65s account for 14% of the population in the Netherlands. The Dutch statistics office says this percentage is set to grow in the decades to come, peaking at 24% around 2040. Statistics Netherlands links the ageing of Holland’s population to[Read More…]

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Japan : record 19% of population aged 65 or older

Japan’s population was an estimated 127,619,000 as of Oct. 1, up 184,000 from a year earlier, with a record 19.0% aged 65 or older, topping the previous year’s record of 18.5%, the public management ministry said Friday. ;The number of Japanese aged 65 and older rose 683,000 to 24,311,000, while the number aged under 65 fell in a further graying[Read More…]

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WORLD population to increase by 2.6 billion over next 45 years

World population is expected to increase by 2.6 billion over the next 45 years, from 6.5 billion today to 9.1 billion in 2050. Almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions, where today’s 5.3 billion population is expected to swell to 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of the more developed regions will remain mostly[Read More…]

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Numbers to Rise from Present 6.5 Billion, Hitting 9.1 Billion by 2050, According to Official UN Estimates

World population is expected to increase by 2.6 billion over the next 45 years, from 6.5 billion today to 9.1 billion in 2050. Almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions, where today’s 5.3 billion population is expected to swell to 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of the more developed regions will remain mostly[Read More…]

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INDIA: Population growth of Senior Citizens

INDIA: Population growth of Senior Citizens

The National Policy of Older Persons of 1999 outlined the fact that improved life expectancy has contributed to an increase in the number of persons 60+ from only 12 million persons in India in 1901, the number crossed 20 million in 1951 and 57 million in 1991. Population projections for 1996-2016 indicate that the 100 million mark is expected to[Read More…]

Taiwan : No. of Elderly Citizens to Double in Taiwan in 20 Yrs: Scholar

The number of elderly citizens will double in the next 20 years, with those aged over 75 registering the fastest growth, Wu Shu-chiung, a National Taiwan University (NTU) professor, said.   ;   According to the latest tallies by the Council for Economic PLanning and Development, Taiwan had about 2.14 million people aged 65 or older in 2004. By 2031,[Read More…]

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The Ageing of Australia and the Decline of the Birth Rate

The Ageing of Australia and the Decline of the Birth Rate

As the twentieth century ends and we begin to move through the twenty-first century, Australia and other nations such as Canada, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand, Western Europe and the United States will begin to experience one of the greatest demographic movements and cultural shifts of focus in history. As this great wave breaks around 2021, the focus of the Australian population will[Read More…]

WORLD : Population Aging Challenge

The world’s population is growing older — bringing a wide array of challenges to both rich and poor countries. “Global Aging: The Challenge of Success,” a new report by the Population Reference Bureau, points out that people age 65 or older already make up nearly one-fifth of the population in many European countries, and that the share is rising. Authors[Read More…]

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INDIA: scheme for elderly people

There is no scheme under consideration of Government to extend unemployment allowance for elderly people. However, many state Governments are providing unemployment allowance and disability pension to persons with disabilities. Financial assistance is also given to Non Governmental Organisations for running Old Age Homes, Day Care Centres and Mobile Medicare Units under the Integrated Programme for Older Persons. There is[Read More…]

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Germany : In 2050 every 3rd person will be 60 or older in Germany

Germany : In 2050 every 3rd person will be 60 or older in Germany

The quantitative relation between older and younger people will change considerably in Germany in the next few decades. As envisaged by the most recent co-ordinated population projection of the Federal Statistical Office, half of the population will be aged over 48 and one third be 60 or older in 2050. Besides, the number of inhabitants in Germany will decline in[Read More…]

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