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Young people projected to be 15% of EU’s population by 2050

As of 1 January 2021, young people (aged 15-29 years) made up some 16.3% of the EU’s total population.

Looking into the future and based on Eurostat’s population projections ‘EUROPOP2019’, youths will account for 14.9% of the EU population by 2050, a share 1.4 percentage points lower than their share on 1 January 2021, showing some signs of the progressive ageing of the EU population.

Eurostat, 7 November 2022