1960 to 2060: A Century of Ageing Populations

These 9 OECD countries share a strikingly similar demographic trajectory. From 1960 to 2060, all are on track to witness a substantial rise in the share of their populations aged 65 and over, with the younger cohorts correspondingly shrinking.

In 1960, the elderly segment ranged from 7% to 12% across these nations. By 2023, this bracket had expanded, capturing between 19% and 29% of the population. The projection for 2060 is even more pronounced, with countries like Italy and Japan poised to see this age group surpassing a third of their total population.

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