Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) rose to 2.63% in Afghanistan in 2018

Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) (%)
Society | Afghanistan | May 17, 2019
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Population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population reached 2.63 % in 2018 in Afghanistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.87 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 2.81 % in 1961 and an all time low of 2.19 % in 2005. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population in Iran amounted to 6.40 %, 4.62 % in Pakistan, 3.44 % in Tajikistan and 4.73 % in Turkmenistan in 2018.

Afghanistan has been ranked 161st within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The population over 65 years old is the percentage of the total population that is of the age 65 and older.

Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Afghanistan % 5.09% 5.24% 5.44% 5.64% 5.83%
China % 25.2% 25.4% 25.8% 26.2% 26.6%
India % 12.5% 12.8% 13.2% 13.6% 14.0%
Iran % 18.8% 19.5% 20.6% 21.6% 22.7%
Iraq % 6.88% 7.10% 7.32% 7.54% 7.76%
Kazakhstan % 13.1% 13.3% 13.6% 13.9% 14.2%
Kyrgyzstan % 9.72% 9.82% 10.1% 10.4% 10.6%
Pakistan % 9.02% 9.28% 9.62% 9.97% 10.3%
Tajikistan % 7.56% 7.69% 7.91% 8.13% 8.35%
Turkmenistan % 11.7% 12.0% 12.4% 12.8% 13.2%
Uzbekistan % 12.6% 12.9% 13.4% 13.9% 14.3%