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People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Japan 20.15% 2009
2 Italy 19.46% 2009
3 Germany 19.25% 2009
4 Greece 18.11% 2009
5 Sweden 17.3% 2009
6 Belgium 17.23% 2009
7 Portugal 17.13% 2009
8 Spain 16.75% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.68% 2009
9 Austria 16.61% 2009
10 France 16.43% 2009
11 Finland 16.01% 2009
12 United Kingdom 16% 2009
13 Switzerland 15.99% 2009
14 Hungary 15.62% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.05% 2009
15 Denmark 15.01% 2009
16 Norway 14.71% 2009
17 Luxembourg 14.26% 2009
18 Czech Republic 14.12% 2009
19 Netherlands 14.04% 2009
20 Poland 13.3% 2009
21 Canada 13.07% 2009
22 Australia 12.91% 2009
23 United States 12.4% 2009
24 New Zealand 12.38% 2009
25 Iceland 11.74% 2009
26 Slovakia 11.74% 2009
27 Ireland 11.06% 2009
28 South Korea 9.07% 2009
29 Turkey 5.9% 2009
30 Mexico 5.54% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. 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

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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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