Taiwan to be a super aged society in 2026
A estimate of Taiwan’s population for the years 2016 to 2061 indicates Taiwan’s population will become an old aged society in 2018, and in 2026, Taiwan’s society will be a super aged society.
Taiwan’s population trend is under pressure from both rapid aging and lessening of children. Academic year 2015 was the year in which the number of university applicants was less than the number of student recruitment targets.
Taiwan’s population will stop increasing after 2025. From 2021 to 2026, Taiwan’s population will continue to increase to 23,660,000 to 23,810,000 people, but from 2026 onwards, Taiwan’s population will begin to dwindle. By 2061, Taiwan’s population will be 70% (17,070,000) to 80% (19,490,000) of the 2016 total population of over 23,500,000.
Taiwan’s population of those between 15 and 64 years old in 2015 reached a peak, and is starting the decrease in 2016. In the next 45 years from 2016 to 2061, Taiwan will have 7,830,000 less people of work aged population while the senior population 65 years old and older will increase. In 2016, Taiwan’s senior population constitutes 13.2% of the total population. By 2061, Taiwan’s senior population will constitute 38.9% of the total population. This is a three-fold increase. In 2016, 5.6 youths and young adults support one senior citizen. By 2061, every 1.3 young adult will have to support one senior citizen.