Our Rapidly Aging World

visualization of our rapidly aging world
Interactive chart showing our aging worldwide population.

According to the United Nations, the elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged 60 or over. The age of a country’s population can reveal insights about that country’s history, and can provide a glimpse towards the economic and healthcare trends that will challenge their societies in the future. Explore the visualization below to learn more about how the populations of eight countries will grow and change over time.

In this interactive chart by GE you can adjust the slider to visually see the changes in population, by age group, in eight industrialized nations. Compare countries, gender and over time. The bottom right image is a composite of all eight countries.

Click here or on the image above to try out the chart.