Sarawak: Facing Aging Population

Efforts are underway in Malaysia’s Christian-majority state Sarawak to cope with a gradual rise in the elderly population as it is expected to become an officially aging state in the next five years.

Since 2020, the elderly population in Sarawak has been increasing by 0.55 percent per year, and the elderly account for 12.6 percent of the state’s estimated total population of 2.5 million, according to the Department of Statistics.

About 42 percent of Sarawak’s population are Christians, government data shows.

Source: UCANews

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