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Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Japan 20.15% 2009
2 Italy 19.46% 2009
3 Germany 19.25% 2009
4 France 16.43% 2009
5 United Kingdom 16% 2009
6 Canada 13.07% 2009
7 United States 12.4% 2009

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Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country

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Interesting observations about People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country

  • Japan ranked first for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • United States ranked last for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • Italy ranked first for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst European Union in 2009.
  • 10 of the top 11 countries by elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country are Christian.
  • Germany ranked second for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • 23 of the bottom 29 countries by elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country are European.
  • All of the top 3 countries by elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country are Heavily indebted.
  • Australia ranked second last for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • Ireland ranked last for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for elderly population > elderly population by region > percentage of elderly population by country amongst English speaking countries in 2009.
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