World Population Day 2018

 

World Population Day  

On the occasion of World Population Day, which is celebrated each year on 11 july, 
Eurostat publishes an infographic & some interesting information on the
population in the European Union.

More information on World Population Day can be found on the website of the UN.

Data Visualisation: Population pyramid

 

 

Source: Eurostat, Population statistics. Data for 2017 refer to "Population on 1 January 2017"; data on population projections come from the EUROPOP2015 (European Population Projections, base year 2015).

Did you know

… that over the last decade, the median age of the EU population increased by almost 3 years, rising from 40.1 years in 2007 to 42.8 years in 2017?

… that in 2017, Ireland (21.1%) had the highest proportion of young people (aged 14 years and over), while Germany had the lowest (13.4%)?

… that in 2016, the highest share of women having four or more children was recorded in Finland (10.1%) while the lowest share was in Spain (2.8%)?

...that in 2016, the share of the foreign-born population ranged from 45.7% in Luxembourg to less than 3% in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania?

... that population projections show that in 2080 the EU could have 66.1 million inhabitants aged 80 years or over (38.1 million more than in 2017)?

Source: Eurostat, Population Statistics (Date of extraction: 09.07.2018). 

Further information

Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news release on the EU population.

 

   You might also be interested in the following Statistics Explained articles in population.

Contact and feedback

If you have any comments or would like to give us your feedback on this infographic, please contact us via estat-web-content@ec.europa.eu.

If you have questions on Eurostat statistics, please contact our support team. Contact details can be found here.