Senior citizens in Taiwan outnumber young children for first time

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/01
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Elaine Hou

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) The number of senior citizens in Taiwan reached more than 3.1

(CNA file photo)

million, or 13.33 percent of the total population, outnumbering the population of young children for the first time, according to the latest official demographic figures.

As of February, there were about 3.14 million people aged 65 or above among Taiwan’s population of 23.54 million, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of the Interior.

It was the first time the population of senior citizens surpassed the population of people aged 0-14, which accounted for 13.31 percent of the total population, it added.   [FULL  STORY]

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