Population by Major Age Groups in China, Europe, the United States of America and India, 1950, 2010 and 2050 (in %)

Source: World Population Prospects, the 2008 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Population Division, New York. See: www.unpopulation.org
Notes: Europe (48) see Glossary

In 1950, roughly 2 percent of China's population was 70 years of age or older; by 2050 this percentage will have increased to 17%. One-sixth of the China's population will be 70 years of age or older.

In Europe, 5 percent of the population in 1950 was 70 years of age or older; in 2050 the 70+ population will be 21%. One-fifths of the Europe's population will be 70 years or older.

Population ageing, in the United States of America is significantly slower than in Europe or in China: The percentage of population age 70 or older will increase from 5 percent in 1950 to about 16% in 2050.

India's population ageing is, by far, the slowest of this groups: The percentage of population age 70 or above has only increased from 2 to 3 percent between 1950 and 2010. It will further increase to "only" 9% by 2050.

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china-profile.com - 30 Sept. 2012