China Population Statistics: The Diminishing Demographic DividendMay 9, 2011 10:49 am
We spotted this today, in the Economist:
“People above the age of 60 now represent 13.3% of the total, up from 10.3% in 2000 (see chart). In the same period, those under the age of 14 declined from 23% to 17%. A continuation of these trends will place ever greater burdens on the working young who must support their elderly kin, as well as on government-run pension and health-care systems. China’s great “demographic dividend” (a rising share of working-age adults) is almost over.”
Statistics Source: The Economist.
We have written about China population statistics before.