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Table 4 China’s population aging (Unit: Million,  %)

From: Can China afford rapid aging?

Years People aged 65 and over People aged 80 and over Elderly dependency ratio
Number Percentage Number Percentage
2015 131.43 9.55 22.36 1.62 13.05
2020 169.61 12.09 26.92 1.92 17.08
2025 200.60 14.18 31.52 2.23 20.38
2030 243.17 17.18 41.41 2.93 25.26
2035 299.29 21.25 59.97 4.26 32.66
2040 342.92 24.59 72.70 5.21 39.60
2045 357.83 26.03 92.27 6.71 42.98
2050 371.39 27.55 120.57 8.94 46.74
  1. Data source United Nations (2015)