DATA ON AGING: REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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Suggested citation for maps: AHWIN, “Data on Aging,” www.ahwin.org/data-on-aging; by Hayashi et al., “Demand and Supply of Long-Term Care for the Older Persons in Asia” (ERIA Research Project Report, 2019, updated)

Suggested citation for charts: AHWIN, “Data on Aging,” www.ahwin.org/data-on-aging; compiled based on United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables (2022).

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Support ratio

In 2000, there were 10.1 people aged 15–64 in the Republic of Korea for every 1 person 65 years or older.
In 2050, that number is expected to drop to 1.5 people—a roughly 85% decrease.