SOME CORE FACTS ON POPULATION AGEING IN BRAZIL

  1. In 2011, there were 24 million older Brazilians. This is equivalent to 12% of the total population of almost 200 million Brazilians.[i]
  2. By 2060, older people will represent 26.7% of the population.
  3. Over the last 30 years, life expectancy at birth increased 11.3 years – from 62.5 in 1980 to 73.8 years in 2010.[ii]
  4. Life expectancy at age 60 is also on the increase. It increased over the same period of time from 16.3 years to 21.1 years.[iii]
  5. Even the very old still expect to live a significant number of years. Life expectancy at 90, for example, was 5 years in 2010.[iv]
  6. At the same time as life expectancy increased, total fertility rates decreased rapidly, reaching 1.8 children per woman in 2012 compared to 6.0 children per woman in 1960.[v]

 

 [i] (IBGE, 2012b) [ii] (IBGE, 2013) [iii] (IBGE, 2013) [iv] (IBGE, 2013) [v] (IBGE, 2012a, p. 72f)

– IBGE. (2012a). Censo Demográfico 2010: Nupcialidade, fecundidade e migração (Resultados da amostra). Rio de Janeiro: IBGE.
– IBGE. (2012b). Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios: Síntese de indicadores 2012. Rio de Janeiro: IBGE.
– IBGE. (2013). Tábuas Abreviadas de Mortalidade por Sexo e Idade: Brasil, Grandes Regiões e Unidades da Federação 2010 Estudos e Pesquisas: Informação Demográfica e Socioeconômica, número 30. Rio de Janeiro: IBGE.