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www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/worlds-older-population-grows-dramatically

The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015,” this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion).

infomory.com/numbers/number-of-elderly-in-the-world

Number of elderly in the world. June 9, 2014, charm, Leave a comment. How many elderly are there in the world? 7% of the world’s population. Believe it or not, statistics show that approximately 7% of the total population of the world is represented by old people.

www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/the-crossing-will-see-old-people...

BEFORE the end of the decade, the world will experience an unprecedented “crossing” event. For the first time in human history, there will be more elderly people than young children in the ...

www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-largest-aging-population-in-the...

Known for its increasing number of elderly, Japan has the most aged citizens in its borders, with Italy close behind. An elderly Japanese couple hitting the weights. Home to many supercentenarians, 26.3% of the island nation's population is 65 years of age or older. The world is aging rather rapidly ...

www.disabled-world.com/disability/statistics

Revised/Updated: 2019/04/12 Synopsis: World health and disability statistics including data and facts on age, area, types, and population numbers of people with disabilities. Having a disability places you in the world's largest minority group. Having a disability places you in the world's largest ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age

Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.Terms and euphemisms include old people, the elderly (worldwide usage), seniors (American usage), senior citizens (British and American usages), older adults (in the social sciences), and the elders (in many cultures—including the cultures of aboriginal people).

www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jul/20/census-population-ageing-global

Population of older people set to surpass number of children, report finds ... The report, An Ageing World: 2008, shows that within 10 years older people will outnumber children for the first time ...

www.statista.com/statistics/265759/world-population-by-age-and-region

The statistic shows the proportion of selected age groups of the world population in 2018, by region. As of mid 2018, about 26 percent of the world's population were under 15 years old.

www.worldometers.info/world-population

How many people are there in the world? World population has reached 7.5 billion. World population live counter with data sheets, graphs, maps, and census data regarding the current, historical, and future world population figures, estimates, growth rates, densities and demographics

www.census.gov/population/socdemo/statbriefs/agebrief.html

Many elderly live alone. ... and increasing numbers of people will have to care for very old, frail relatives. ... Sixty-Five Plus in the United States, an upcoming report supported by funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), greatly expands on the information in this Brief. It will be released in summer 1995.