One-third in Shanghai residents aged 60 or over

Updated 2018-03-30 10:40:10 Xinhua

Shanghai is seeing an increasingly aging population with nearly one-third of the registered population in the business and financial center now aged 60 or over.

A total of 4.84 million people who hold a hukou, or household registration certificate, in Shanghai were aged 60 or over at the end of 2017, an increase of 258,100 people year on year, according to statistics jointly released by the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, Shanghai Municipal Committee on Aging and Shanghai Bureau of Statistics.

The number accounted for 33.2 percent of the city's registered population, an increase of 1.6 percentage points year on year.

Over the past three years, Shanghai's registered population aged 60 or over has grown by around 5 percent annually.

Meanwhile, the population aged at or over 80 reached 805,800, an increase of 9,200.

The city's average life expectancy reached 83.37 years last year.

Shanghai has 703 nursing homes with 140,400 beds, according to official data.

China had 230 million people aged 60 or over at the end of 2016, or 16.7 percent of the population. This group is expected to reach one-quarter of the population by 2030.

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