2016 ESCAP Population Data Sheet

2016 ESCAP Population Data Sheet

Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Type: 
Flagship publications and book series
Abstract

The Population Data Sheet, published annually by ESCAP, features a range of key indicators on population dynamics- including population size and growth rates, fertility rate, life expectancy and age structure, at country, subregional and regional levels. It is a useful tool for reference by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders active in the field of population and development.

To mark the International Day of Older Persons 2016 and to prepare for the third regional review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, the ESCAP Population Data Sheet 2016 also includes indicators on the old-age support ration, the percentage of the oldest-old population, the tipping point of the working-age population, labour force participation rates of the population older than 65 and others. Using graphs and charts, the Population Data Sheet shows that the Asia-Pacific region is ageing at an unprecedented pace - many countries are aging within 20 years or even less, the working-age population is already declining in some subregions and other subregions are expected to follow in the next few decades, and the proportion of women increases with age.

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