Demographic situation

ES Value

EU27 Value

Source

Year

Current population

Total population (in mio.)

45.28

497.48

Eurostat

2007

Age group 65+ (% of total population)

16.7

16.9

Eurostat

2007

Age group 80+ (% of total population)

4.5

4.3

Eurostat

2007

Projected population

Old-age dependency ratio[1]

24.2

25.2

Eurostat

2007

Projected old-age dependency ratio in 2020

27.4

31.1

Eurostat

estimate

Projected old-age dependency ratio in 2050

58.7

50.4

Eurostat

estimate

Health situation

Healthy life years expectancy at age 65, female (in absolute value)

9.1

n.a.

Eurostat

2005

Healthy life years expectancy at age 65, male (in absolute value)

9.6

n.a.

Eurostat

2005

People having a long-standing illness or health problem (in % of population 65-74)

46.5

55.4

SILC

2006

People having a long-standing illness or health problem (in % of population 75+)

56.3

63.3

SILC

2006

Activity restriction in the past 6 months (in % of population 65-74)

15.4

13.9

SILC

2006

Activity restriction in the past 6 months (in % of population 75+)

27.1

24.3

SILC

2006

Health care expenditure on Long Term Care – Euro per inhabitant

119.79

n.a.

Eurostat

Income situation

Relative median income ratio – Persons aged 65+ compared to persons aged 18-64

0.73

0.85

Eurostat

2006

At risk of poverty rates – Persons aged 65+

31

19

Eurostat

2006

Housing

Share of people 80+ living alone

39.2

n.a.

SHARE

2004

Share of people 80+ living alone with family

36.8

n.a.

SHARE

2004

Share of people aged 80+ receiving care from household

37.8

n.a.

SHARE

2004

Share of people 80+ living in a special house for elderly

0.0

n.a.

SHARE

2004


[1] Ratio between total number of elderly persons aged 65 and over and the number of persons of working age (15-64)