In its latest report, TrendSights Analysis: Aging Populations, GlobalData (a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics) confirms that the world’s population is aging at unprecedented rates. The number of people over 60 years of age will increase by 56%, from 900 million in 2015 to over 1.4 billion by 2030.

Although the report does not mention a demand for lifelong learning, it does note that it is a misconception that older people spend their time quietly sitting around. It also notes that 44% of consumers aged 65 and over believe that that technology has a positive impact on their social lives quelling a general misconception that older consumers do not use modern technology; and that older people tend to place greater emphasis on health and wellness than younger age groups.

This is from the Scoop website, dated September 1 2017.