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Regional population projections EUROPOP2008: Most EU regions face older population profile in 2030 - Issue number 1/2010

Regional population projections EUROPOP2008: Most EU regions face older population profile in 2030 - Issue number 1/2010

This publication describes the results of the 2008-based regional NUTS level 2 population projections for Europe, produced by Eurostat for the EU-27 Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The 2008-based regional population projections EUROPOP2008 show that population may increase in two out of three regions between 2008 and 2030. However, in 2030, slightly more than half of the regions are projected to continue to increase their population. The median age of the regions' population in 2030 is projected to be between 34.2 years and 57.0 years, while in 2008 the range was between 32.9 years and 47.8 years. Similarly, in 2030, the share of the population aged 65 years or over is expected to range between 10.4 % and 37.3 %. In 2008, the range was between 9.1 % and 26.8 %. Population projections are what-if scenarios that aim to provide information about the likely future size and structure of the population. Eurostat's regional population projections scenario is one of several possible population change scenarios at regional level based on assumptions for fertility, mortality and migration.

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Release date: 14/01/2010
 

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Product Code: KS-SF-10-001
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: Statistics in Focus