Which Country Has the Most Elderlies?

Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) (%), 2017 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2050, Japan ranked the highest in population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population with 27.4% followed by Germany and Italy. On the other end of the scale was United Arab Emirates with 0.676%, Qatar with 1.18% and Eritrea with 2.39%.

Average population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population reached 17.9% in 2050 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.66 % more than in the previous year and 15.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average population over 65 years old as a percentage of total population reached an all time high of 17.9% in 2050 and an all time low of 4.99% in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 1.43 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Population Over 65 Years Old (As % of Total Population) indicator page.