As able-bodied adults seek work in cities in hopes of better income, more areas in China are inhabited mostly by the elderly and children. Photo: Getty
As able-bodied adults seek work in cities in hopes of better income, more areas in China are inhabited mostly by the elderly and children. Photo: Getty

China census: analysis shows 149 cities are now in the ‘deep ageing’ population category in a troubling sign for future economic growth

  • New analysis of China’s population census data reveals rapidly ageing cities across the country
  • The economic implications could be dire as the ageing population puts more pressure on the workforce and economic growth

Topic |   China society
As able-bodied adults seek work in cities in hopes of better income, more areas in China are inhabited mostly by the elderly and children. Photo: Getty
As able-bodied adults seek work in cities in hopes of better income, more areas in China are inhabited mostly by the elderly and children. Photo: Getty
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