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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.