The demographic prediction of the United Nations will place Cuba among the most aged populations in the world by 2050, when 39.2 percent of its inhabitants will be 60 years old or more, according to the latest estimates.
At that moment, the average age of Cubans will be 52, the fourth nation on the planet with that indicator, surpassed in descending order by Bosnia Herzegovina, Japan and Portugal, adds the report of the UN Population Division.
The predictions of the UN, published under the title World Population Prospects: the 2010 Revision, also place the Caribbean island eight on the list of nations with more elderly people than people of working age by 2050. .
These opinions coincide with those of Cuban demographers, who assert that, by 2024, the island’s population will be the oldest of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the report “Cuban Population Estimates for 2011-2035,” carried out by the Center of Studies for Population and Development (CEPDE) of the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI).
At present, it’s estimated that there are two million Cubans that are 60 or over 60 years old, a figure that should increase to 3.6 millions by 2035.