UN: Bulgaria fourth worldwide in population ageing

Photo: Radio Vidin

Bulgaria ranks fourth in the world in population ageing, figures released by the United Nations suggest.

The figures were presented at the round table “Improving the Demographic Situation in Bulgaria” held under the auspices of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov.

This country with a share of 26.1% of the population aged 60 and more ranks fourth in the world after Japan, Italy and Germany.

In the course of ten years /2004-2014/ the population of Bulgaria shrunk by more than 558,000. Every year the country loses close to 50,000 people.

Currently the labor market does not experience a conflict of generations. If at the beginning of the century the ratio of those leaving the market versus the ones entering it was 100:124, today as 100 leave the market, only 64 young people join it.


More from category

President Rumen Radev calls for creation of national coordination center to act in disasters, crises

“ Bulgaria must change its approach when reacting to natural disasters and crises. We need a national coordination center which should provide real-time information in cases when the population is in danger ”, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said..

published on 4/20/18 5:58 PM

Looking for most beautiful spots in Bulgaria to show to world

Starting today everybody who is aware of a beautiful and little known place in Bulgaria and believes that it should be seen by more people is free to share it. As part of the project Share Bulgaria http://sharebulgaria.net/ , Interactive..

published on 4/20/18 5:35 PM

Negotiations have no alternative in resolving problems between Belgrade and Pristina: Ekaterina Zaharieva

Negotiations have no alternative in resolving problems between Belgrade and Pristina , the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva has said following talks in Sofia with Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet..

published on 4/20/18 4:30 PM