Population ages 65 and above, female (% of female population)
Definition: Female population 65 years of age or older as a percentage of the total female population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.
Description: The map below shows how Population ages 65 and above, female (% of female population) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Japan, with a value of 31.29. The country with the lowest value in the world is United Arab Emirates, with a value of 1.37.
Source: World Bank staff estimates based on age/sex distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.
See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison
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Aggregation method: Weighted average
General Comments: Relevance to gender indicator: Knowing how many girls, adolescents and women there are in a population helps a country in determining its provision of services.