To mark the World Population Day (July 11), Statistics Portugal elected some demographic indicators concerning population ageing in Portugal and in the context of the European Union (EU 28).
Changes in the age structure of population residing in Portugal and for the EU 28 are enlightening of the ageing population in the last decade. Portugal has, in all the 28 Member States:
• The 5th highest ageing index;
• The 3rd lowest working age population renewal ratio;
• The 3rd highest increase in the median age between 2003 and 2013