China census: analysis shows 149 cities are now in the ‘deep ageing’ population category in a troubling sign for future economic growth

September 21, 2021 0 Comments

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China’s ageing population problem continues to cause concern, with new census figures revealing 14 per cent of the population in 149 cities are aged 65 and over.This month state media outlet China Business News released data it had compiled from the recent census which revealed what is referred to as “deep ageing” where the proportion of the population aged over 65 exceeds 14 per cent.An ageing society is where more than seven per cent are aged 65 and over, when the figure reaches 20 per cent…