Slovenia ageing rapidly

A Eurostat projection indicates that the age structure of Slovenia's population will change significantly in the coming decades as population ageing accelerates. In 2100, the elderly are expected to account for a third of the country's population, which is forecast to decline by some 7% in the next eight decades.

Last year, the elderly (aged 65 or more) accounted for 21% of Slovenia's population, but in 2100 they are expected to account for 32%, says the EUROPOP2023 projection.

The country's population is expected to grow to roughly 2,121,000 by 2026, but then the figure will...

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