By: Flor Wang and Pan Tzi-yu
In 2025, one in every citizen will be aged over 65 years, and more than half of Taiwan's population in 2034 will be aged above 50, the NDC estimated in a biennial population projection (2020-2070) report published that day.
Based on the country's latest census on births, deaths and migration data, the NDC estimated that Taiwan's population will begin to register negative growth this year after peaking at 23.6 million in January, chiefly because there will be more deaths than births and less international migration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With persistent falling numbers among children aged from birth to 14 and longer life expectancies, senior citizens — those older than 65 — will account for over 20 percent of Taiwan's total population by 2025, the NDC said. [FULL STORY]