As of the beginning of 2023, the number of people aged over 60 years old and over stood at 2,616,515 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the National Statistics Bureau.
Of these, 1,031,051 (39.4%) are men and 1,585,064 (60.6%) are women.
The highest proportion of people over 60 reside in Almaty - 288,922, Karaganda region - 200,186, Turkestan region - 190,160, and Almaty region - 177,685.
According to the Bureau, in 2022, the number of employed people aged 60 and over was 308.3 thousand, 63.4% of whom were men, and 36.6% women.
Men in higher and postgraduate education at the age of 63 and over were 2,887, and women over the age of 60 - 4,189 at the start of the 2022/23 academic year.
Notably, Kazakhstan marks the International Day of Older Persons.