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.

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