Mature Market Experts Stat of the Day: Europe’s Aging Population

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Mature Market Experts: more mature market news and stats more often – Europe’s Aging Population –Enhanced life expectancy and falling birth rates have meant that the European population is getting older. In 2005, just 16.5 per cent of the population of the 27 EU member countries was over 65, but that is set to rise to 18 per cent by 2010, according to the EU’s Eurostat data agency. The agency believes that this could rise to around 30 per cent by 2050, which has the potential to transform the lives of Europeans. Presently, 20 per cent of the German and Italian populations are over 65, making these nations the ‘oldest’ countries in Europe. This trend has occurred alongside falling fertility rates, notably in the countries from the former communist bloc, where rates have fallen by almost half in some nations.”

Source: Millenium

Source: Millenium

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