January 18 According to the data of the Ministry of Administrative Security of South Korea, by the end of last year, there were 21,912 people aged 100 and above in South Korea, a record high.
The Korean Herald quoted data from the Ministry of Administration and Security on the 17th that among these elderly people, there are 16,561 women, accounting for more than 75%.
Of all women, 5001, or about 30%, live in Seoul, nearly double from 2010.
The data also shows that of the approximately 4.9 million female residents in Seoul, 11.8% are aged 70 and above, and about 25% are aged 60 and above.
According to a demography researcher, this is a signal that Korean society has changed from the current “old society” to an “super-age society”.
According to the United Nations, the elderly population refers to people not less than 65 years old.
When the elderly population accounts for not less than 7% of the total population of the country, it enters the “old society”; when it does not less than 14%, it enters the “old society”; when it reaches 20% or more, it enters the “ultra-old society”.
As of December last year, the average age of Seoul residents is 44 years old for women and 42.3 years for men.