22 % will be 60+ by 2050
Back in 1950 there were 12 employed citizens for every retired person on a worldwide scale. Today, this figure has dropped to 9, and it is expected to drop to 4 by 2050. In China today, there are 9 citizens employed for every retired person, this figure would have dropped to a chocking 3 if they had maintained their one-child policy. To put things in perspective, 30.000 people in the US alone will retire every week from today and until 2030. To sum it all up; the number of people worldwide aged 60 years or older will rise from 900 million to 2 billion between 2015 and 2050 – moving from 12 % to 22 % of the total global population.