Percent of Population Ages 65 and Older

The current estimated percentage of the total population ages 65 and older, which is often considered a “dependent age.”

Percent of Population Ages 65 and Older

Percent of Population Ages 65 and Older

Geography Percent of Population Ages 65 and Older
WORLD 10
AFRICA 4
NORTHERN AFRICA 6
Algeria 6
Egypt 5
Libya 5
Morocco 8
Sudan 4
Tunisia 8
Western Sahara 3
WESTERN AFRICA 3
Benin 2
Burkina Faso 2
Cape Verde 5
Cote d'Ivoire 3
Gambia 3
Ghana 4
Guinea 3
Guinea-Bissau 3
Liberia 3
Mali 2
Mauritania 3
Niger 3
Nigeria 3
Senegal 3
Sierra Leone 3
Togo 4
EASTERN AFRICA 3
Burundi 3
Comoros 3
Djibouti 5
Eritrea 5
Ethiopia 3
Kenya 3
Madagascar 3
Malawi 4
Mauritius 12
Mayotte 3
Mozambique 3
Reunion 13
Rwanda 3
Seychelles 8
Somalia 3
South Sudan 3
Tanzania 3
Uganda 2
Zambia 3
Zimbabwe 3
MIDDLE AFRICA 3
Angola 2
Cameroon 3
Central African Republic 3
Chad 2
Congo 3
Congo, Dem. Rep. 2
Equatorial Guinea 2
Gabon 4
Sao Tome and Principe 3
SOUTHERN AFRICA 6
Botswana 6
eSwatini 4
Lesotho 5
Namibia 4
South Africa 6
NORTHERN AMERICA 17
Canada 18
United States 17
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 9
CENTRAL AMERICA 8
Belize 4
Costa Rica 9
El Salvador 8
Guatemala 5
Honduras 6
Mexico 8
Nicaragua 6
Panama 9
CARIBBEAN 10
Antigua and Barbuda 9
Bahamas 7
Barbados 17
Cuba 15
Curacao 18
Dominica 11
Dominican Republic 7
Grenada 10
Guadeloupe 21
Haiti 5
Jamaica 9
Martinique 23
Puerto Rico 21
St. Kitts-Nevis 11
Saint Lucia 9
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 10
Trinidad and Tobago 9
SOUTH AMERICA 10
Argentina 12
Bolivia 7
Brazil 10
Chile 12
Colombia 9
Ecuador 7
French Guiana 6
Guyana 7
Paraguay 7
Peru 9
Suriname 8
Uruguay 14
Venezuela 8
ASIA 9
WESTERN ASIA 6
Armenia 12
Azerbaijan 7
Bahrain 3
Cyprus 14
Georgia 15
Iraq 3
Israel 12
Jordan 4
Kuwait 4
Lebanon 8
Oman 3
Palestinian Territory 3
Qatar 2
Saudi Arabia 3
Syria 5
Turkey 10
United Arab Emirates 1
Yemen 3
CENTRAL ASIA 5
Kazakhstan 8
Kyrgyzstan 5
Tajikistan 3
Turkmenistan 5
Uzbekistan 5
SOUTH ASIA 6
Afghanistan 3
Bangladesh 5
Bhutan 6
India 7
Iran 7
Maldives 4
Nepal 6
Pakistan 5
Sri Lanka 8
SOUTHEAST ASIA 7
Brunei 6
Cambodia 5
Indonesia 6
Laos 4
Malaysia 7
Myanmar 6
Philippines 6
Singapore 15
Thailand 12
Timor-Leste 5
Vietnam 8
EAST ASIA 15
China 14
China, Hong Kong SAR 18
China, Macao SAR 13
Japan 29
Korea, North 9
Korea, South 17
Mongolia 4
Taiwan 16
EUROPE 19
NORTHERN EUROPE 19
Denmark 20
Estonia 20
Finland 23
Iceland 15
Ireland 14
Latvia 21
Lithuania 20
Norway 18
Sweden 20
United Kingdom 19
WESTERN EUROPE 21
Austria 19
Belgium 19
France 21
Germany 22
Liechtenstein 19
Luxembourg 15
Monaco 26
Netherlands 19
Switzerland 19
EASTERN EUROPE 17
Belarus 16
Bulgaria 22
Czechia 20
Hungary 20
Moldova 12
Poland 19
Romania 19
Russia 15
Slovakia 17
Ukraine 17
SOUTHERN EUROPE 21
Albania 15
Andorra 14
Bosnia-Herzegovina 18
Croatia 21
Greece 22
Italy 24
Kosovo 9
Malta 18
Montenegro 16
North Macedonia 15
Portugal 21
San Marino 19
Serbia 21
Slovenia 21
Spain 20
OCEANIA 4
Australia 16
Federated States of Micronesia 4
Fiji 6
French Polynesia 8
Guam 10
Kiribati 4
Marshall Islands 3
Nauru 2
New Caledonia 9
New Zealand 16
Palau 10
Papua New Guinea 3
Samoa 5
Solomon Islands 4
Tonga 6
Tuvalu 7
Vanuatu 4
Geography Percent of Population Ages 65 and Older
WORLD 10
AFRICA 4
NORTHERN AFRICA 6
Algeria 6
Egypt 5
Libya 5
Morocco 8
Sudan 4
Tunisia 8
Western Sahara 3
WESTERN AFRICA 3
Benin 2
Burkina Faso 2
Cape Verde 5
Cote d'Ivoire 3
Gambia 3
Ghana 4
Guinea 3
Guinea-Bissau 3
Liberia 3
Mali 2
Mauritania 3
Niger 3
Nigeria 3
Senegal 3
Sierra Leone 3
Togo 4
EASTERN AFRICA 3
Burundi 3
Comoros 3
Djibouti 5
Eritrea 5
Ethiopia 3
Kenya 3
Madagascar 3
Malawi 4
Mauritius 12
Mayotte 3
Mozambique 3
Reunion 13
Rwanda 3
Seychelles 8
Somalia 3
South Sudan 3
Tanzania 3
Uganda 2
Zambia 3
Zimbabwe 3
MIDDLE AFRICA 3
Angola 2
Cameroon 3
Central African Republic 3
Chad 2
Congo 3
Congo, Dem. Rep. 2
Equatorial Guinea 2
Gabon 4
Sao Tome and Principe 3
SOUTHERN AFRICA 6
Botswana 6
eSwatini 4
Lesotho 5
Namibia 4
South Africa 6
NORTHERN AMERICA 17
Canada 18
United States 17
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 9
CENTRAL AMERICA 8
Belize 4
Costa Rica 9
El Salvador 8
Guatemala 5
Honduras 6
Mexico 8
Nicaragua 6
Panama 9
CARIBBEAN 10
Antigua and Barbuda 9
Bahamas 7
Barbados 17
Cuba 15
Curacao 18
Dominica 11
Dominican Republic 7
Grenada 10
Guadeloupe 21
Haiti 5
Jamaica 9
Martinique 23
Puerto Rico 21
St. Kitts-Nevis 11
Saint Lucia 9
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 10
Trinidad and Tobago 9
SOUTH AMERICA 10
Argentina 12
Bolivia 7
Brazil 10
Chile 12
Colombia 9
Ecuador 7
French Guiana 6
Guyana 7
Paraguay 7
Peru 9
Suriname 8
Uruguay 14
Venezuela 8
ASIA 9
WESTERN ASIA 6
Armenia 12
Azerbaijan 7
Bahrain 3
Cyprus 14
Georgia 15
Iraq 3
Israel 12
Jordan 4
Kuwait 4
Lebanon 8
Oman 3
Palestinian Territory 3
Qatar 2
Saudi Arabia 3
Syria 5
Turkey 10
United Arab Emirates 1
Yemen 3
CENTRAL ASIA 5
Kazakhstan 8
Kyrgyzstan 5
Tajikistan 3
Turkmenistan 5
Uzbekistan 5
SOUTH ASIA 6
Afghanistan 3
Bangladesh 5
Bhutan 6
India 7
Iran 7
Maldives 4
Nepal 6
Pakistan 5
Sri Lanka 8
SOUTHEAST ASIA 7
Brunei 6
Cambodia 5
Indonesia 6
Laos 4
Malaysia 7
Myanmar 6
Philippines 6
Singapore 15
Thailand 12
Timor-Leste 5
Vietnam 8
EAST ASIA 15
China 14
China, Hong Kong SAR 18
China, Macao SAR 13
Japan 29
Korea, North 9
Korea, South 17
Mongolia 4
Taiwan 16
EUROPE 19
NORTHERN EUROPE 19
Denmark 20
Estonia 20
Finland 23
Iceland 15
Ireland 14
Latvia 21
Lithuania 20
Norway 18
Sweden 20
United Kingdom 19
WESTERN EUROPE 21
Austria 19
Belgium 19
France 21
Germany 22
Liechtenstein 19
Luxembourg 15
Monaco 26
Netherlands 19
Switzerland 19
EASTERN EUROPE 17
Belarus 16
Bulgaria 22
Czechia 20
Hungary 20
Moldova 12
Poland 19
Romania 19
Russia 15
Slovakia 17
Ukraine 17
SOUTHERN EUROPE 21
Albania 15
Andorra 14
Bosnia-Herzegovina 18
Croatia 21
Greece 22
Italy 24
Kosovo 9
Malta 18
Montenegro 16
North Macedonia 15
Portugal 21
San Marino 19
Serbia 21
Slovenia 21
Spain 20
OCEANIA 4
Australia 16
Federated States of Micronesia 4
Fiji 6
French Polynesia 8
Guam 10
Kiribati 4
Marshall Islands 3
Nauru 2
New Caledonia 9
New Zealand 16
Palau 10
Papua New Guinea 3
Samoa 5
Solomon Islands 4
Tonga 6
Tuvalu 7
Vanuatu 4

Endnotes

Sources

2021 World Population Data Sheet