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The elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever

on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 04:14

Click to launch the Interactive Our Aging World

Ben Fry, from Fathom has created the data visualization Our Aging World using population estimated from The World Population Prospects, 2008 Revision, UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division. 

"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."

This data visualization uses Population Pyramid chart to illustrate the population change over time and allowing the comparison among eight industrialized countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, USA, South Korea and China.

To see the interactive data visualization, please click on here or on the above screenshot.

I hope you like it and enjoy it as I did. If so, write your comment.

Best,

Ramon

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