The share of the Latvian population aged 65 or over increased by 2.4 % from 2010 to 2020 according to data released by Eurostat October 1. The figure is below the EU average growth of 3 %.
Nevertheless, Latvia’s population is steadily ageing, with 15 % of the population aged 65 or over back in 2001.
Across the EU Member States, the highest shares of young people in the total population in 2020 were observed in Ireland (20.3 %), France (17.9 %) and Sweden (17.8 %), while the lowest shares were recorded in Italy (13 %), Malta (13.4 %) and Portugal (13.6 %). In Latvia the figure was 16.0 %.
Regarding the share of people aged 65 or older in the total population, Italy (23.2 %), Greece and Finland (both 22.3 %) and Portugal (22.1 %) had the highest shares, while Ireland (14.4 %) and Luxembourg (14.5 %) had the lowest shares. In Latvia the figure was 20.5 %.
You can explore more statistics at Eurostat’s ‘ Ageing Europe ‘ website.