Shanghai is China's oldest city

With 3 million people aged 60+ (21.6 percent of the population) Shanghai has become China’s oldest city according to this article in The People’s Daily.


This means:

  • A growth of 4.8 percentage points in the 60+ population in just the last year.
  • Of the 3 million, 17.8 percent were in their 80s and 90s. A growth of 6.4 percentage points over a year earlier.
  • Shanghai now has the largest share of aged in the population among Chinese cities, or twice the national average.