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Population Composition of Taipei City

A. Total: 2,514,425 persons as of January, 2022
(Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
Males: 1,197,417
Females: 1,317,008

B. Population composition shifts as of January, 2022(Source: Department of Civil Affairs)

Population composition as of January,2022

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

January 2022

Births

25,132

29,498

26,710

29,024

28,987

27,992

25,042

22,849

21,468

19,029

16,695

1,410

Deaths

15,988

16,579

16,379

17,177

17,106

17,982

17,467

17,902

18,026

17,212

18,623

1,645

C. Life Expectancy of 2020.
(Source: Ministry of the Interior)
Male: 81.43
Female: 86.79

D. Children, Youths and Elderly populations

  1. Population of children as of January, 2022
    (Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
    (a) Total 2,514,425 persons accounting for of the total city population
    0-1 years of age: 33,479
    2-5 years of age: 88,502
    6-11 years old: 138,959
    (b) Developmentally delayed children under 6 years old: 5,107 as of February, 2022
    (Source: DOSW)
    (c) Physically or mentally disabled children under 12 years old: 2,893 as of February,2022.
    (Source: DOSW)
  2. The population of youth as of December, 2021
    (Source: Department of Civil Affairs)
    The numbers of youth 0-17 years old is 386,918 persons, accounting for 14.90% 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 504,028 accounting for 20.12% of total city population as of February, 2022.

    The population of the elderly

    Age

    65-69

    70-74

    75-79

    80-84

    85-89

    90-94

    95-99

    100+

    No.

    176,191

    135,944

    74,856

    58,099

    33,805

    18,319

    5,724

    1090

    (b) The number of senior citizens with income just under poverty line: 7,857 as of January, 2022. (Source: DOSW)
    (c) Elderly living alone: 7,704 as of January, 2022. (Source: DOSW)
    (d) Disabled senior citizens: 57,938 (those who issued a disabililty identification) as of January, 2022. (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 64,012 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.