This analytical web-note contains an extensive update of the main demographic trends for the EU and a labour-market supplement which outlines the potential consequences of the forthcoming demographic change (declining working-age population) on the EU's growth perspective. The Demography Report was jointly produced by DG Eurostat and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.
This publication is only available in electronic format in English.
This is the 2nd European Demography Report looking at the demographic challenges facing the European Union. It provides the latest facts and figures for each Member State so that policy makers and stakeholders can compare the situation across Member States. The report also focuses on recent trends in family formation and household structure and it explores the opportunities and needs of an ageing society. It is available in English only.
The aim of this report is to present the main facts and figures that underpin the debate on Europe's demographic future and appropriate policy responses. It starts by presenting the main drivers of demographic change – fertility, life expectancy and migration – and puts these into a long-term and global perspective. Another chapter discusses the economic impact of ageing and the effect this will have on future living conditions in Europe. The full report is available in English and includes an introduction and an executive summary in French and German.
This communication examines the possibilities for Europeans to confront the demographic challenge by drawing on the renewed Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs and the Sustainable Development Strategy. It is available in English, French and German.