Older Persons Day

International Day of Older Persons

                  

International Day of Older Persons 

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, which is celebrated each year on 1 October,
Eurostat publishes some interesting facts & figures as well as some data visualisations
on older people in the European Union.


 

...that in the EU, females aged 65 can expect to live another 8.6 years in a healthy condition, ranging from 13.8 years in Sweden to 3.7 years in Slovakia?

...that in the EU, men aged 65 can expect to have another 8.5 years in a healthy condition, ranging from 12.9 years in Sweden to 4.0 years in Latvia

...that Portugal (11.7%) had the highest employment rate of persons aged 65 or over and Spain (1.6%) the lowest, compared with 5.3% in the EU?

...that 13.8% of persons aged 65 or over were at risk of poverty in the EU, with the highest shares found in Bulgaria (27.9%) and Estonia (24.4) and the lowest in Hungary (4.4%) and the Netherlands (5.5%)?

...that the United Kingdom (11 940 persons) registered the highest number of students aged 65 or over in tertiary education, followed by Poland (11 284 persons)?

Source: Eurostat (date of extraction: 28.09.2015). All data refer to 2013, except for data on the employment rate of older workers (2014 data).

 

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

 

    You might also be interested in the following Statistics Explained articles:

Data visualisation: Average satisfaction levels of elderly people

Please select a country below in order to know more about the average satisfaction level of elderly people aged 75 years or older.

  • The grey squares below show the countries in which the average rating of satisfaction of elderly people was 6.5 or less; on a scale from 0 ("not satisfied at all") to 10 ("fully satisfied").
  • The yellow squares below show the countries in which the average rating of satisfaction of elderly people was between 6.6 and 8.0; on a scale from 0 ("not satisfied at all") to 10 ("fully satisfied").  
  • The orange squares below show the countries in which the average rating of satisfaction of elderly people was between 8.1 and 10; on a scale from 0 ("not satisfied at all") to 10 ("fully satisfied").  

Source: Eurostat, EU-SILC ad-hoc module 2013; "Average rating of satisfaction by domain & age (ilc_pw01)"

Further information & statistics

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