Migration of the Elderly Population in Russia (According to the 2010 Population Census)
This paper analyzes regional features of migration of the elderly population in Russia. Data compiled
from the 2010 All-Russia Population Census have revealed the share of people aged 60 years and older
in the structure of interregional and intraregional migration flows and the intensity of this type of migration.
Assessment of the migration intensity of the elderly in Russia demonstrates significant regional differentiation.
Compared to Russia as a whole, the Far East and northern territories are distinguished by a high level of
elderly migration intensity. At the same time, the beginning of “retirement” departures from these regions
usually occurs earlier than is set by the retirement age limit for men and women in Russia. And in general,
migration of the elderly from northern regions involves the relocation of the “young elderly.” The overwhelming
majority of republics and autonomous entities are among the regions with a low intensity of migration of
the elderly. This paper also identifies the main centers of attraction and outflow of elderly migrants within the
Russian Federation and general features of elderly migration in Russia.