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The world's ageing population

The percentage of people older than 60 year will increase rapidly over the coming decades.

The world's population will get increasingly older over the next decades. In 1955, less than 10 percent of the population was over the age of 60. In 2100, this number will have risen to over 20 percent. The change in demographics will have major consequences for things like healthcare, pensions and politics.

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