Ageing population

Much has been written about the growing numbers of older people in our population. Some have called it a demographic time bomb. Eurostat reports that the proportion of the EU population aged 65 and over will increase from 25% in 2010 to almost 40% by 2030. This is taking place while the total EU population increases from 501 million to 522 million over the same period. This translates into an increase in the number of people aged over 65 from 125 million in 2010 to 208 million in 2030 – a staggering 66% increase.