Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Portuguese population decreases and aging News Journal

The population of Portugal will be 10.3 million at the end of this year, according to projections by the United Nations disclosed this on Thursday, referring to a fall in annual average of 0.4% of the number of inhabitants between 2010 and 2016.

The report on the “State of World Population”, prepared by the United Nations Fund for the Population, stipulates that, in 2016, the inhabitants aged 65 years or older will represent one-fifth (21%) of the total number of the inhabitants, while children up to 14 years are 14%.

Only three countries have a greater weight in the group with 65 years or more, in the whole of the population: Japan 27%, Italy with 23%, and Greece, with 22%. Finland and Germany will follow Portugal in the 21% of older people in the total of residents.

Portugal is among the 17 countries with negative population growth, among the total analyzed.

As for young people between 10 and 24 years, will represent 16%, and the active population between 15 and 64 years, stood at 65% of the total inhabitants in Portugal. The organization also provides the girls with 10 years old will be 49 thousand.

The projections are available on the website of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for the period from 2012 to 2060, with the last update in October 2014, also indicated 10.3 million residents of the Uk in 2016.

The life expectancy at birth, between 2015 and 2020, is 84 years for women and 79 years for men.

The report also notes that the fertility rate in Uk is 1.2 per woman, the lowest among the countries analysed, together with the Republic of Moldova, Bosnia Herznovina.

In the document, the United Nations call for investment in girls of 10 years, arguing that if this group of more than 60 million have a future of prosperity, the whole world will win, including the economy.

it Concludes that there are currently 125 million children of 10 years in the world, of which 60 million are girls, who are “systematically disadvantaged” in the face of the young men: are less likely to finish school and more likely to be forced to marry and work and be subject to other harmful practices such as female genital mutilation.

More than half of these 60 million girls live in the 48 countries with the worst indicators on gender equality; nine out of ten live in developing countries and one in five lives on less developed countries.


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