Youthful Dutch population in 2050

23rd March 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Despite the ageing of the population, the Netherlands will have one of the most youthful populations in Europe in the year 2050. 27 of every 100 inhabitants will be under 25 at that time.

23 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Despite the ageing of the population, the Netherlands will have one of the most youthful populations in Europe in the year 2050. 27 of every 100 inhabitants will be under 25 at that time.

Only Luxembourg will surpass the Netherlands with more under-25s, the European statistical bureau Eurostat reported on Friday.

The bureau has found that the proportion of youth in the total population is decreasing throughout the EU. While the Netherlands will see a decrease from 30 to 27 under-25s per 100 inhabitants, the EU as a whole the average will decrease from 29 to 23 percent in 2050.

Eurostat also reports that the Dutch youth are the most fervent internet users of all EU youth. 96 percent of the youth are on the internet at least once a week, compared to the EU average of 73 percent.

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