EU-28 population structure by age groups, 2014-2060 (% of total population)

As in 2060 people will live (on average) six years longer than today, according to Eurostat statistics the proportion of the population aged 65 or older will rise from 18.5% (2014) to 28.4% (2060) (see Figure 1). As a consequence, the ratio of working age people (15-64) to those 65 and older – the old-age dependency ratio – is expected to decrease from around 4 to 1 in 2013 to 2 to 1 by 2060.