The demographic aging process widened last year, as compared to January 1, 2016, with a slight decrease in the share of young people (0-14 years) and an increase of 0.3 percentage points in the share of the elderly (65 years old and over), the National Statistics Institute (INS) informs.
On January 1, 2017 the urban population was of 12.519 million, down by 0.3% against January 1, 2016.
The female population on January 1, 2017 was of 10.848 million people, down by 0.2% against the same date of the previous year.
The Demographic Aging Index has increased from 105.8 on January 1, 2016 to 108.2 elderly people per 100 young people on January 1, 2017.
The average age was of 41.4 years, by 0.2 years more than on January 1, 2016.
On January 1, 2017 the largest share in the total population was held by the 45-49 age group (9.0%). This age group was 9.3% for men and 8.8% for women.
The share of the 0-4 year age group was of 4.6%, less than that of the 5-9 years group and of the one of 10-14 years (5.1%).