Highest proportion of people aged 80 or over in Italyby Editorial Staff - 2016.09.29
Italy is the European Union (EU) country with the highest shares of people aged 80 or over. In 2015, 6.5% of Italian population -the equivalent of 4 million people- was at least 80 years old. The data are published by Eurostat, the EU Statistical Office, according to which in 2005 Italy was second in the EU in terms of people aged 80 or over (with a share of 4.9%) behind Sweden (5.4%), but after ten years Sweden fell to 5.1%. Italy is also the fourth for the life expectancy of people aged 80: ten years compared to an European average of 9.5 years.
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