Nearly 27 million people aged 80 or over in the European Union

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, celebrated each year on 1st October, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes demographic indicators on elderly people living in the EU:

In 2015, almost 27 million people aged 80 or over were living in the European Union (EU), 7 million more than in 2005. An increase in both their absolute number and their share in total population is observed in nearly every EU Member State.

People aged 80 can expect to live the longest in France. However, also ACT80+ partner countries Italy and Austria are above the EU average life expectancy.

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