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Looking at the lives of older people in the EU

01/10/2019

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On the occasion of the International Day of Older persons, Eurostat is pleased to announce its forthcoming publication “Ageing Europe — looking at the lives of older people”. This brand new publication, available in both paper and digital format, will be released on 18 October.

Did you know that the number of people living in the EU aged 100 or more is projected to grow from almost 106 000 in 2018 to more than 500 000 by 2050? This and other facts can be found in the publication, which provides a detailed picture of the daily lives of older people in the EU, with data for individual EU Member States and EFTA countries.

Each chapter contains statistical information in the form of tables, graphics and maps, and gives a descriptive analysis of the data highlighting the main findings. Statistical indicators are presented for the following six subjects: changes in the population; housing and living conditions; health and disability; working and moving into retirement; pensions, income and expenditure; social life and opinions.

The digital version will include interactive visualisations with the aim of giving you a simple and attractive insight into the current situation of older people in the EU.

Watch this short video to learn more about this new publication:

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