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Who Lives Longer Between Men And Woman? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

According to the latest reports of the United Nations titled 'India Aging Report 2023' it has been revealed who lives longer between men and woman.

Edited By : Malika Sahni | Updated: Oct 5, 2023 14:39 IST
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Have you ever wondered which gender between men and women live longer? If you’re someone who has always been curious about this, we have your answer. According to the latest reports of the United Nations titled ‘India Aging Report 2023’ it has been revealed that women outlive men in several states of India. Speaking of, this report highlights the current elderly population and their socio-economic status.

The report asserts that women aged 60 in Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have a life expectancy of more than 20 years.

The report defines life expectancy at 60 as the average number of additional years a person can anticipate living.

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Regarding gender differences, the report indicates that at age 60, an Indian can expect to live for 18.3 more years, with women averaging 19 years and men 17.5 years. This means that women at age 60 can anticipate living approximately one and a half years longer than men.

The report predicts that by 2050, the elderly population’s proportion in India may double, making up 20 per cent of the total population. Presently, those aged above 60 constitute 13.9 per cent of the global population, and this number is expected to double to 2.1 billion by 2050, comprising 22 per cent of the world’s total population. India is not exempt from this trend.

As of July 1, 2022, India had 149 million people aged 60 and above, accounting for approximately 10.5 per cent of the country’s population. The report anticipates that by 2050, the share of elderly individuals will double to 20.8 per cent, with a total of 347 million.

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First published on: Oct 05, 2023 02:39 PM IST

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