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Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) rose 2.50% to 14.6% in Ireland in 2020

Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) (%), 2020
Society | Ireland | July 1, 2021
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Population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population rose 2.50% to 14.6% in Ireland in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population in Ireland reached an all time high of 14.6% in 2020 and an all time low of 10.5% in 2002. When compared to Ireland's main peers, population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population in Canada amounted to 18.1%, 20.8% in France, 15.6% in Iceland and 18.7% in United Kingdom in 2020.

Ireland has been ranked 47th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population, 1 place above the position seen 10 years ago.

Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) Unit 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Australia % 23.3% 23.5% 23.8% 24.0% 24.3%
Belgium % 28.4% 28.6% 28.8% 28.9% 29.1%
Canada % 26.7% 26.8% 27.0% 27.2% 27.4%
Denmark % 26.0% 26.1% 26.1% 26.1% 26.1%
France % 27.8% 27.9% 28.0% 28.2% 28.4%
Germany % 35.2% 35.4% 35.7% 36.1% 36.4%
Iceland % 24.8% 25.1% 25.5% 25.9% 26.3%
Ireland % 24.8% 25.3% 25.8% 26.4% 26.9%
Italy % 35.7% 36.1% 36.3% 36.5% 36.7%
Mexico % 20.1% 20.7% 21.3% 21.8% 22.4%
Norway % 24.7% 24.8% 24.9% 25.1% 25.2%
Spain % 35.5% 36.3% 36.8% 37.3% 37.7%
Sweden % 25.2% 25.2% 25.3% 25.4% 25.5%
USA % 23.4% 23.5% 23.6% 23.8% 23.9%
United Kingdom % 26.6% 26.7% 26.9% 27.2% 27.4%