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Population Projections 2014-2039

Population Projections 2014-2039

It is estimated that the population of Europe will rise from 508,401,408 (2015) to 524,635,534 by 2060 peaking at around 528 million in 2050. (Source: Eurostat)

The UK population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 years from an estimated 64.6 million mid 2014 to 74.3 million in mid 2039. (Source: ONS).

The population is projected to continue ageing with the average (median) age rising from 40 years in 2014 to 40.9 years in mid 2024 and 42.9 by mid 2039. (Source: ONS).

By mid 2039, more than 1 in 12 of the population is projected to be aged 80 or over. (Source: ONS).

The population of Scotland is projected to rise from 5.3 million in 2014 to 5.5 million in 2024, and to continue to rise to 5.7 million in 2039 - an increase of 7% over the 25 year period. (Source: NRS)

By 2039 there will be approximately 49,633 people living in Clackmannanshire, a projected population change of -3% (2014-2039). (Source: NRS)

The table below shows how the population is likely to change over the next 25 years.

Age group 2014 2019 2024 2029 2034 2039
0 - 15 9.1 8.9 8.7 8.5 8.4 8.2
16 - 29 8.1 7.9 7.5 7.2 7.2 7.0
30 - 49 13.8 12.3 11.7 11.6 11.2 11.0
50 - 64 10.8 11.5 11.5 10.3 9.1 8.6
65 - 74 5.5 6.1 6.1 6.7 7.2 6.8
75+ 3.8 4.4 5.5 6.4 7.1 8.0
All ages 51.1 51.1 51 50.7 50.2 49.6

Source: NRS

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