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Department of Social Welfare

Statistics

Population Composition of Taipei City

A. Total: 2,683,321 persons as of Nov., 2017
(Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
Males: 1,282,030
Females: 1,401,291

B. Population composition shifts as of Dec. 2016(Source: Department of Civil Affairs)

Population composition as of Dec. 2016

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Births

18,530

25,132

29,498

26,710

29,024

28,987

27,992

Deaths

15,398

15,988

16,579

16,379

17,177

17,106

17,982

C. Life Expectancy of 2015.
(Source: Ministry of the Interior)
Male: 77
Female: 84

D. Children, Youths and Elderly populations

  1. Population of children as of Nov., 2017
    (Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
    (a) Total 302,764 persons accounting for of the total city population
    0-1 years of age: 53,775
    2-5 years of age: 118,726
    6-11 years old: 130,263
    (b) Developmentally delayed children as of Nov., 2017
    (Source: DOSW)
    According to the statistics of the WHO, about 6%-8% of children 0-6 years old suffer from developmental delay. The estimated number of developmentally delayed children in Taipei City stands at 11,317. However, there were 8,756 reported cases as of Nov., 2017.
    (c) Physically or mentally disabled children under 12 years old: 2,864 as of Nov., 2017.
    (Source: DOSW)
  2. The population of youth as of Nov., 2017
    (Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
    The numbers of youth 0-18 years old is 448,293 persons, accounting for 16.71% of the total city population.
  3. The population of the elderly
    (Source: Department of Civil Affairs)

    (a)The number of senior citizens over 65 years old is 437,376 accounting for 16.30% of total city population as of Nov., 2017.

    The population of the elderly

    Age

    65-69

    70-74

    75-79

    80-84

    No.

    162,881

    92,531

    75,213

    50,119

    Age

    85-89

    90-94

    95-99

    100+

    No.

    35,023

    16,399

    4,442

    768

    (b) The number of senior citizens with income just under poverty line: 5,833 as of Oct., 2017. (Source: DOSW)
    (c) Elderly living alone: 4,676 as of Oct., 2017. (Source: DOSW)
    (d) Disabled senior citizens: 53,688 (those who issued a disabililty identification) as of Oct., 2017. (Source: DOSW)
    (e) Functionally disabled elders:
    According to the estimates of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 12.7% of the elderly population is functionally disabled. There would be about 55,290 of them in Taipei City.
    Definition of the "functionally disabled" : One who fails to gain full scores of the following tasks on the Barthel scale, including feeding, bathing, traveling, toilet use, mobility or dressing.