Saturday, September 23, 2023

Japan. 10% of the population is over 80 years old; Millennium Group is worried about labor pain

10% of the Japanese population is over 80 years old and the country has once again broken its centenary record, more than 92 thousand according to data from the Ministry of the Interior published ahead of the celebrations of the Day of Respect for Elderly this Monday.

According to government demographic estimates as of September 15, this was the case about 12.69 million people aged 80 or older which represents a tenth of the total for the first time.

About 36.23 million People residing in the country are 65 years of age or older which represents 29.1% of the population, an increase of 0.1% compared to the previous year, according to data published on the occasion of this national holiday, which is celebrated on the third Monday of September.

Of these, about 56.6% are women (20.51 million or 32.1% of the female population of the entire country). while 15.72 million men are over 65 years old At that time, 26% of the archipelago’s population was male.

Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Insurance Research estimates that those over 65 will make up 34.8% of Japan’s population by 2040.

The Asian country also broke its centenary record again. which are estimated at about 92 thousand 13988.5% of them are women, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

The year 2023 marks the fifty-third consecutive annual increase in this number, reflecting the rapid aging of the country, which already has 73.74 centenarians per 100,000 inhabitants.

The oldest person in Japan is a woman, Fusa Tatsumi, 116 years old and a resident of Osaka (West) Prefecture.

When this data was collected in 1963 There were 153 centenarians in Japan. In 1981 exceeded a thousand and 10,000 in 1998, an increase in life expectancy that experts attribute largely to the development of medical technologies and treatments.

The aging workforce

The aging of the workforce also leads to an aging workforce in the country where people live Those aged 65 or older made up around 13.6% of the total maximum.

According to government estimates 50.8% of people aged between 65 and 69 years they keep working, and 33.5% of those aged 70 to 74.

Aging in the workplace is particularly evident in the Japanese agricultural sector, where 52.5% of workers are already 65 years old.

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