Growth of older population outstrips all others – Pew research

Here’s another chart that confirms what we know about the demographic pig-in the-python.

This time from Pew research.

Only the population of seniors, ages 65 and older, is projected to increase in all regions from 2010 to 2050. Once again, growth is expected to be the fastest in Africa (296%). Pew_popchange

But it should also be rapid in Asia & Oceania (216%) and the Americas (188%). The projected increase in the population of seniors in Europe is a comparatively modest 58%. However, that growth builds on what is already a large base of older residents.