Four in 10 Greeks over 60 by 2050

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Four in 10 Greeks will be over the age of 60 in 2050, ac­cord­ing to data quoted yesterday by the Hel­lenic As­so­ci­a­tion of Geron­tol­ogy and Geri­atrics ahead of In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons to­day.

Over-60s make up 27 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion in Greece to­day. It is es­ti­mated this will reach 33 per­cent in 2030 and 40.8 per­cent in 2050, ac­cord­ing to the as­so­ci­a­tion.

The fig­ures were pub­lished as sta­tis­tics re­leased by the Hel­lenic Sta­tis­ti­cal Au­thor­ity (ELSTAT) showed that Greece’s pop­u­la­tion shrank by 21,592 in 2014 due to a drop in births and rise in deaths. There were 92,148 births last year, which was 2.1 per­cent down on 2013. In con­trast, deaths rose by 1.7 per­cent to 113,740.

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