Projections of resident population in Portugal
Resident population projections 2012-2060
28 March 2014
Resident population in Portugal tends to decrease until 2060 in any of the projected scenarios. In the central scenario, population decreases from 10.5 millions of people in 2012, to 8.6 millions in 2060.
In addition to the population decline changes in the age structure of the population are expected, resulting in a continued and strong demographic aging.
Thus, between 2012 and 2060, the aging index increases from 131 to 307 elderly for every 100 young people in the central scenario. In the same period and scenario, the potential sustainability index changes from 340 to 149 persons of working age for every 100 elderly persons.