OECD: Elderly Population 2005

a) Ratio of population aged 65 and over to the total population:
Country 2005
Japan 20.0
Italy 19.6
Germany 18.9
Greece 18.3
Sweden 17.3
Belgium 17.2
Portugal 17.1
Spain 16.8
France 16.4
Austria 16.3
United Kingdom 16.0
Finland 15.9
Switzerland 15.9
Denmark 15.1
Norway 14.7
Luxembourg 14.3
Netherlands 14.2
Australia 13.1
Canada 13.1
United States 12.4
New Zealand 12.1
Iceland 11.7
Ireland 11.2
Korea 9.1
Mexico 5.3

b) Ratio of inactive population aged 65 and over to the total labour force:
Country 2005
Italy 45.6
Greece 40.5
Belgium 38.8
Spain 37.2
Hungary 37.0
France 36.9
Germany 36.8
Austria 32.2
Luxembourg 32.1
Sweden 31.8
Finland 30.9
Japan 30.9
United Kingdom 30.8
Denmark 26.9
Netherlands 26.7
Portugal 26.6
Norway 26.4
Switzerland 26.4
Australia 23.4
Canada 22.5
Ireland 21.4
United States 21.1
New Zealand 20.6
Iceland 17.2
Turkey 14.7
Mexico 8.9

Source:
1. OECD Factbook 2007 – Population, Ageing Societies.

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