So what are the countries with the oldest population in the world? We are trying to find the answer for this question today. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. There are coutries with young popluation, but for example, in Japan, which has one of the largest aging populations in the world, one in four residents is older than 65, and this is mostly due to advanced health care which enables us to live longer than our predecessors. As a consequence, in order to try to adjust to this alarming situation, many countries have raised the retirement age so that now people have to work much longer to reach retirement. Additionally, they have also reduced pension benefits which make the situation even more difficult.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four countries with the oldest population in the world.
The first one is Guernsey, where the averege age is 43.6. Guernsey is a European country where people from British and Normal-French descent live. With the average age of 43.6, Guernsey occupies the 15th spot on our list. The percentage of population older than 65 in Guernsey is 19.58%. The second country is Austria, where the averege age is 43.8. It seems that European countries dominate among those with the oldest population, and Austria ranked slightly higher than Andorra. With the average age of 43.8 and 19.26% of people aged over 65, Austria definitely has an older population than most places. The third country should be Hong Kong, where the averege age is 44.0. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is home to an aging population. With the average age 44.0, it came in at 10th on our list. The percentage of people older than 65 is 16.53%, which results in a large number of people considering China’s large population in general. The country is Italy, where the averege age is 45.1. The beautiful Italy is one of the countries with the oldest population in the world and it has been for quite some time. It is a well-known fact that population in Italy is rapidly aging, as the average age is now 45.1 which placed Italy 6th on our list. The percentage of people older than 65 is also high at 21.53%.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries with the oldest population in the world