Thailand will become ‘super aged’ society by 2036, predicts Dept of Health

Up to 30% of Thailand’s population is expected to cross the “elderly” barrier by 2036, placing it on the list of “super-aged societies”, the Department of Health said.

Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the department’s director general, made the announcement to mark World Population Day on Tuesday.

The United Nations chose July 11 to celebrate World Population Day every year in a bid to draw attention to the urgency and significance of population concerns.

Suwannachai said Thailand transitioned into an “aged society” two years ago, and is expected to become a “super-aged” one by 2036.

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The Nation Reporter