Ageing and Longevity

The world's oldest populations

Roughly 40% of the population of South Korea is expected to be 65 and older by 2050. Image: Unsplash/Sava Bobov

Felix Richter
Data Journalist, Statista
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Infographic showing the countries with the highest share of people aged 65 and older.
Hong Kong has the highest share of people aged 65 or older. Image: Statista/United Nations Population Division
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