Greece’s population could decrease by between 450,000 and 1.4 million by the end of 2035, according to a parliamentary committee’s recently published report.
The report shows that Greece’s population may shrink to between 9.5 and 10.4 million in 2035 — compared to 10.9 million in 2015 — and shrink even further to between 8.3 and 10 million by 2050
A special committee of experts commissioned by the Greek Parliament published the findings Oct. 18.
The report follows other researchers’ similar warnings regarding Greece’s dwindling population and also raises alarm over the aging of the country.
It forecasts that 65+ year-olds will make up 30.1-33.3 percent of the population by 2050 — compared to 20.9 in 2015 — while the working-age population (20-69 years old) will shrink from 7.1 million in 2015 to 5.7 million in 2050.
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