The ranking of the EU countries with the most octogenariansby Editorial Staff - 2015.09.29
Italy, in 2014, was the Eu country with the highest proportions of population aged 80 or over. Followed by Greece (6.0%), Spain and rance (5.7% each). Conversely, the lowest proportions were found in Ireland and Slovakia (both with 3.0% of their population aged 80 or over) as well as in Cyprus (3.1%). On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, celebrated each year on 1st October, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes demographic indicators on elderly people living in the EU: "This demographic trend confronts the EU with major challenges, notably regarding the economic situation and social inclusion of older people." In particular, the European statistical institute shows that 1 out of every 8 persons in the EU could be 80 or above by 2080.
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