Unstoppable Aging in Portugal


In 2001, for the first time in Portugal’s history, the number of seniors (+65 years old) surpassed the number of children (0-14 years old).

In 2013, there are 127 seniors per 100 children. In some municipalities, this number is much more alarming. In Vila Velha de Rodão, for example, there are only 175 children and nearly 1,500 people with more than 65 years.

And here’s also a .gif, showing how aging is sickening the country, year after year. 21-year span:


Related links:

https://nowtgeist.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/unstoppable-aging-in-portugal/ – a visualization about the annual demographic growth, posted one month ago.

https://nowtgeist.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/portugal-exits-bailout-reviewing-piigs-economics-comparisons/ – a review on Southern Europe economy, focused in Portugal.