1/3 of Seoul Citizens Will Be Over 60 by 2030

      April 13, 2016 11:25

      Three in every 10 Seoul citizens will be over 60 by 2030, making it the city with the eighth-largest elderly population in the world.

      In a global consumer report released Tuesday, the McKinsey Global Institute said Seoul will have 3.2 million elderly people by 2030, accounting for 31 percent of the city's predicted population.

      As of late last year, the number of citizens over 60 stood at 1.84 million, 18 percent of the 10.02 million population.

      Tokyo is expected to have the most elderly people with 13.2 million. Next will come Osaka (7.6 million), New York (5.7 million), the Rhein-Ruhr cluster of cities in Germany (4.4 million), London (3.8 million), Los Angeles (3.5 million), and Nagoya (3.4 million).

      But the place with the highest proportion of elderly citizens will be the retirement town of Punta Gorda in Florida with 57 percent. Andong in North Gyeongsang Province will be tied for second place with Orense, Spain, Imabari, Japan, and Bradenton, Florida, with 47 percent.

      Seogwipo in Jeju is also included in the top 20 with an expected proportion of 45 percent.

      Japan has eight cities on the top 20 list.

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