About 20.8% of the permanent population of Moldova is elderly people
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, as of early 2019, 558.4 thousand citizens over 60 lived in Moldova. Approximately 56.6% of the elderly live in rural areas, 60% of the elderly are women. Every third elderly person in Moldova is aged 60-64 years, and 11.3% are over 80 years old. The NBS notes that, the planet’s population is aging: every 11th inhabitant of the Earth has reached 65 years of age, 9% of the population is over 65 years old, and by 2050, it is expected that the elderly population on the planet will exceed 16%. The population aging rate has reached 17.5%, having increased by 3.3 percentage points over the past 5 years. Moreover, women have an aging rate of 6.3 percentage points higher than men: 23.8% versus 17.5%. It is noted that if at birth in 2018 there were 100 girls per 106 boys, then after 60 years this ratio will decreases 1.6 times - there will be 67 men per 100 women. The average life expectancy of older people after 60 years is 19.2 years for women and 14.8 years for men. Most often, elderly people in Moldova die from diseases of the circulatory system (67.2% of deaths in 2012), cancer (15.7%) and diseases of the digestive system (6.8%). // 01.10.2019 - InfoMarket.