World Population Ageing 2015

Source: UNDESA

Source: UNDESA

The United Nations Department of Economic  and Social Affairs recently published an interesting infochart about the World Population Ageing, reflecting the latest estimates and projections from the 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects.

Virtually every country in the world will experience growth in the number and share of older persons in the population over the next 15 years || Between 2015 and 2030, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — in the world is projected to grow by 56 per cent, from 901 million to more than 1.4 billion

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UN DESA also published the World Population Ageing [highlights]. This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2015 report. It summarizes the trends in population ageing drawn from the latest estimates and projections of population by age and sex of 233 countries or areas, as published in World Population Prospects: the 2015 Revision.

The same institution also published a brief entitled: “Population ageing and sustainable development“, it summarises the current and future trends in population ageing, and their implications for social and economic development.

For more information please visit:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/ageing/WPA2015.shtml

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