Source: World Population Prospects, the 2008 Revision. United Nations,
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Population
Division, New York, 2009. See:
Note: Europe (48) see
With increasing life expectancy the number of people
age 70 and older will increase significantly in the future. Both
India and China have already a larger population age 70 and older
than the United States of America.
By 2020 China's 70+ population will surpass the
elderly population of all European countries combined and by 2050
China will have almost twice as many people age 70 and older than
all of Europe. It will also have twice as many people age 70 and
older as India.
The number of people age 70 and above in the rest of
the world is already higher than in Europe, China, India or the
United States of America. By the middle of the 21st century these
countries will have 450 million people age 70 and older, while all
countries of Europe or India will have less than 150 million.