From 20% at the start of 2022 to 18% by 2100, the percentage of children and young adults (aged 0 to 19) in the total population is expected to decline, according to the data. Similar to this, it is anticipated that the proportion of people in the EU who are working age (between the ages of 20 and 64) will drop from 59% in 2022 to 50% in 2100.
The proportion of older age groups (defined as those 65 or later) in the EU's overall population, on the other hand, is anticipated to rise, it said. The percentage of people 65 to 79 years old is predicted to increase from 15% at the start of 2022 to 17% in 2100, and the percentage of people 80 and older is predicted to more than double, from 6% to 15%.
The findings are predicated on assumptions of a partial convergence of fertility, mortality, and migration trends across EU countries, the Eurostat said.