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In South Korea presented a demographic forecast for the next 20 years

15.04.2022 216 просмотров

Citizens over the age of 65 will make up 35% of South Korea's population in 2040.


The share of citizens over 65 in 2040 will be 35.3% of the population of South Korea. The corresponding forecast was published on Thursday by the National Statistical Office on its website.


According to his estimates, there will be approximately 17 million people in the country of older people in 2040, which is twice as many as in 2020 year (16.1%, 8 & nbsp; million people). The total population will decrease from 51.84 million inhabitants in 2020 to 50.19 million in 2040. At the same time, the proportion of foreigners will increase from 3.3% to 4.3%.


South Koreans of working age (from 15 to 64 years) in 2040 will make up 55.7% of the population, in 2022 this figure reached 70 ,5%. The proportion of elderly people among citizens in 2022 is estimated at 17.8%. In connection with the change in the demographic structure in the country, discussions are underway about raising the retirement age from the current 60 years, the Coria Herald newspaper writes.


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