Overview - Population and demography

Population & demography - Overview


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What information can I find here?

This section offers you a gateway to Eurostat’s wide range of information on population & demography. It is divided into the following three main topics, each of which provides access to datasets, detailed information and relevant publications:

  • Population and housing censuses
    Detailed data on the population covering demographic, social and economic characteristics of persons, families and households, as well as on housing at a national, regional and local level; carried out every 10 years with the 2021 Census round on-going.
  • Demography, population stock & balance
    Data on the population and its demographic characteristics at national and regional levels available by various breakdowns, covering population stock and vital events such as births & deaths and marriages & divorces and demographic indicators on population change, structure and density, fertility & mortality, marriages & divorces.
  • Population projections
    Data showing the hypothetical developments of the population size and structure based on a set of assumptions for fertility, mortality & net migration; available for a long time period covering more than 50 years into the future.

For more detailed information, please click on a topic to access its dedicated section. 


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Demography of Europe

Enjoy our new publication with short texts and interactive visualisations on many interesting aspects of demographic statistics.


Explore our statistical articles

You are not a ‘data-type’ person, but want to know more about these statistics? Then our articles in ‘Statistics Explained’ are for you!

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Keep your finger on the pulse

Read our news items on demography & population and explore our infographics to know the latest developments. 

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Dig into statistics for your region & city

Visualise data for your region or city by using maps, graphs and bar charts with our tool 'Regions and cities illustrated'. 

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Demography report

This report presents the drivers of demographic change and the impact they are having across the European Union.

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Migration & asylum

Have a look at our website section dedicated to statistics on migration and asylum.

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Release calendar

See the dates for the upcoming releases on population & social conditions.