What’s the largest 10-year age group around East Asia?
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This map shows us an interesting demographic detail. It shows us which 10-year age group is the largest in different regions around East Asia. Of course this is a very small demographic detail and doesn’t show the whole picture. The fact that people in their 50s are the largest age group in an area, doesn’t mean that the median age is high in that area, but there is a very strong correlation.
Whoever is the largest demographic group in an area, usually also strongly influences politics. As that group is the largest group of potential voters. Furthermore, it also says something about the future of an area.
In most of East Asia, people in their 40s and 50s are the largest age group, very similar to Europe. Mongolia is obviously the odd one out here, where 0-9 is the most common age group all around the country. China also has a lot of areas where kids younger than 10 are the most common 10-year age group. These areas are mostly in the more rural and sparsely populated areas in the west of the country. In most of China it’s people in their 30s, 40s and 50s that are the most common age group.
In Taiwan and South Korea, it’s mostly people in their 40s and 50s that are the most common age group. Japan has some very strong differences. It’s either people in their 40s or people in their 60s and 70s that are the most common age group.
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