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People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The elderly population is the number of inhabitants of a given region aged 65 or older. The population can be either the average annual population or the population at a specific date during the year considered. The average population during a calendar year is generally calculated as the arithmetic mean of the population on 1 January of two consecutive years (it is also referred to as the mean population).

The geographic concentration index offers an accurate picture of the spatial distribution of elderly population, as it takes into account the area of each region and reveals large international differences in the degree of geographic concentration of elderly people.

The geographic concentration index compares the economic weight and the geographic weight over all regions in a given country and is constructed to account for both within- and between-country differences in the size of all regions. The index lies between 0 (no concentration) and 100 (maximum concentration) and is suitable for international comparisons of geographic concentration. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 36.86% 2009
2 Luxembourg 28.65% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.62% 2009
3 Norway 3.05% 2009
4 Finland 3% 2009
5 New Zealand 2.87% 2009
6 Denmark 2.72% 2009
7 Ireland 2.48% 2009
8 Slovakia 2.17% 2009
9 Switzerland 2.06% 2009
10 Austria 1.99% 2009
11 Sweden 1.86% 2009
12 Portugal 1.61% 2009
13 Greece 1.61% 2009
14 Belgium 1.6% 2009
15 Hungary 1.56% 2009
16 Czech Republic 1.35% 2009
17 Netherlands 0.849% 2009
18 Australia 0.593% 2009
19 Canada 0.387% 2009
20 Spain 0.365% 2009
21 Poland 0.349% 2009
22 Italy 0.323% 2009
23 United Kingdom 0.259% 2009
24 France 0.254% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.237% 2009
25 Germany 0.235% 2009
26 South Korea 0.184% 2009
27 Japan 0.158% 2009
28 Turkey 0.0828% 2009
29 Mexico 0.0475% 2009
30 United States 0.0404% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Elderly-population/Elderly-Population-by-region/Percentage-of-elderly-population-by-country-per-million

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