Spain to have oldest population by 2050: report

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19 March 2007, MADRID – Spain will have the oldest population in Europe by 2050, a report claims.

19 March 2007

MADRID – Spain will have the oldest population in Europe by 2050, a report claims.

The report, released on Monday by the European Commission statistics service Eurostat, said one in three people will be of retirement age by the middle of the century.

Low birth rates and longevity mean 35.7 percent of Spaniards will be over 65.

The life expectancy for men is currently 81.8 and 85.7 for women.

This compares with Luxembourg, the youngest nation in the 27-country bloc, which is predicted to have only 22.1 percent of its population over 65 by 2050.

Greece and Portugal are also said to have high elderly populations, with 32.5pc and 31.9pc over retirement age respectively.

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Subject: Spanish news

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