Women over 80 will be the biggest age group of the Slovak population in 2070, showed a Eurostat analysis.
Currently, women over 80 are not even 3 percent of the overall number of citizens. In 2070, it will be almost 9 percent, the SITA newswire reported.
In the case of men in this age group, the increase in similar, from the current 1 percent to almost 6 percent.
This demographic change will also be due to three children born per woman in 1960 in Slovakia. Currently, it is only 1.5 per woman. The situation may slightly improve after 2000, when the level of total fertility was above one. However, at the current setting, Slovakia will not reach total fertility at the level of two in 2070.
15. Jul 2020 at 11:57 | Compiled by Spectator staff