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Evolution of the number of young and old, 1950-2050

Source: Population Division - United Nations, World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, 


The curves show the evolution, in millions, of the numbers of under-15s and over-65s, between 1950 and 2050, using projections of the UN’s Population Division. In the first ten countries, the increase in the number of older people is more sustained than among the younger population, confirming a general ageing trend. For young people, the strongest growth is in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia; while in emerging countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia and China) growth in the older population outstrips that of the North.


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