In Brazil, the number of elderly people has increased by 57.4% in 12 years
The demographic census confirms the trend of aging of the country’s population
In 2022, the total number of people aged 65 and over in Brazil (22,169,101 people) reached 10.9 per cent of the population, which is 57.4 per cent more than in 2010, when this contingent was 14,081,477 people, or 7.4 per cent of the population. This is evidenced by the results of the demographic census of Brazil in 2022, broken down by age and gender. This is reported by
Brasil 247, a partner of TV BRICS.
According to the second census count, the population is 203,080,756, which is 18,244 more than at the first count.
“After the publication of the first results, it was necessary to carry out some revision procedures, which led to such a small difference in percentage terms,” explained Luciano Duarte, technical head of the census. Compared to the results of the 2022 census published earlier, 566 municipalities experienced a population change.
The increase in the population aged 65 and over, along with a decrease in the proportion of the population under the age of 14 over the same period from 24.1 to 19.8 per cent, indicates a rapid aging of the Brazilian population.
The proportion of the population of intermediate age groups from 15 to 64 years has changed slightly. In 2010, their share was 68.5 per cent of the total population. By 2022, their share will be 69.3 per cent.
According to IBGE, the median age of the Brazilian population has increased by six years from 29 years in 2010 to 35 years in 2022. The aging index rose to 55.2. This means that for every 100 children under the age of 14, there are 55.2 elderly people. In 2010, this figure was 30.7.
The demographic census in Brazil is conducted, as a rule, once every ten years. The purpose of the census is to give a complete picture of the state of the population and households of the country. The 2022 census was supposed to take place in 2020, but was postponed twice. The census began in June last year in all 5,570 municipalities of the country, data collection was completed only in February of this year.