Taiwanese are ageing too quickly

Taiwanese are ageing too quickly

At the end of 2016, Taiwan had a registered population of 23,540,000 people.  Among them are 3,106,000 seniors 65 years old and older, an increase of 5.7% from the end of 2015, and constituting 13.2% of the total population, and those under 14 years old constituted 13.4% of the total population.

In 2011, there were 72.2 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.  In 2016, there were 98.9 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.

In Chiayi county, there are 174.3 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.  In Yunlin county, there are 140.4 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.  In Hsinchu city, there are 63.1 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.  In Taoyuan city, there are 66.6 seniors to every 100 youths aged 14 and under.

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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