India’s elderly population to double by 2050, warns report

Recently the news has come on the internet that the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) recently released the “India Ageing Report 2023” which reported that the elderly population has been rising fast in India, which may also exceed the number of kids (aged between 0-14 years) in the country by 2050. Recently the news has come on the internet and it went viral on many social networking sites. This news left many questions in people’s minds and now thousands of people are very curious to know about the whole information about the news. Here we have more about the news and we will share it with you in this article.


As per the report, there are going to be 1.1 billion people across the world who are 60 years or older, which is assessed to be 13.9% of the world’s 7.9 billion population. On the basis of the UNFPA assessment, there will possibly be 2.0 billion more senior individuals in the world by 2050, creating up to 22% of all individuals. While there is going to be international growth in the number of older individuals, the development will be more prominent in the advanced world, where the rate of more senior people will ascend from 26% in 2022 to 34% in 2050. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.

In contrast, the number of old people will increase from 11.5% to 20% in less developed regions of the world throughout that time. With 649 million people around 60 years old, Asia is home to around 58% of the world’s older individuals. By 2050, it will be more than elderly individuals in the world,25% of the world’s population, having folded in total numbers during the following three decades.

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India’s population in 2050

India is not a country that has been noticing a rise in the population of the elderly. India is home to 149 million individuals who are more than 60 years old, which is 10.5% of the nation’s population. The report stated that by 2050, 20.8 percent of the total population of elderly is possible to reach double to 347 million. The overall aged population is anticipated to increase from 10.1 percent in 2021 to 15 percent in 2036, but, there will be a big interstate variance in the absolute levels and growth of the older population. The maturity of the southern states and a few northern states like Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Here we have shared all the information that we had. Stay tuned for more updates.

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