Demographic realities

Almost 33% of the US workforce will be aged 50+ by the year 2012.
Ref: The Economist

In the mid 1950s 9% of adults were single in the US. The figure is now 44%
Ref: Innovation Watch

In Australia 25% of women will never have children.
Ref: The Australian

By the year 2025 people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under 25 in the UK.
Ref: Daily Telegraph

There is expected to be a 36% increase in the number of people aged 75+ in Japan between 2005 and 2015. During the same period the number of people aged under 5 years-of-age is predicted to decline by 13%.
Ref: McKinsey Quarterly

Just one person will occupy 34% of households in Japan by the year 2025.
Ref: National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

80% of UK wealth is held by people aged 55+.
Ref: Daily Telegraph

By the year 2020, one fifth of American GDP will be spent on healthcare.
Ref: The Economic Intelligence Unit

In 1970, the average woman had 4.5 children. By 2000, this
figure had fallen to 2.7.
Ref: The Next 100 Years by George Friedman

In 1800, average life expectancy in Europe and the US was about 40. By 2000 it was roughly 80.
Ref: The Next 100 Years by George Friedman

In the 1950s the fertility rate in South Korea was 4.5%.
It is now 1.5%.
Ref: Jacques Attali, A Brief History of the Future

China and India are expected to account for 40% of the global labour market by the year 2030. Meanwhile, the working age population is expected to decline by 23% by
2050 within developed countries.
Ref: World Migration Report 2008

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