Older and older Italians: shrinking population and smaller families

Older and older Italians shrinking population and smaller families

(Finance) – The demographic crisis is getting worse in Italy where the population continues to age and births are zero. According to the latest report ofIstatthe population equal to aa 59.2 million as of January 1, 2021 will drop to 57.9 million in 2030 and 54.2 million in 2050 to get to 47.7 million in 2070.

The situation is more serious in the Southas in the drinks term a population decline of -0.9permil per year is expected in the North to -1.6permille in the Center and even at -5.3permille in the South. In the intermediate period, between 2030 and 2050, the North would register a -1.4permille and the South a -6.8permille, and in the long termbeyond 2050, the North a -4.2pemille ed the South a -10.1permille.

The population continues to age and the over 65 today represent 23.5% of the totalthose up to 14 years of age 12.9%, those in the 15-64 age group 63.6% while the average age has approached the target of 46 years. By 2050 those over 65 could reach the 34.9% of the total and young people up to 14 years of age 11.7% of the total.

The number of households will growfrom 25.3 million in 2021 to 26.3 million in 2041 (+ 3.8%), but with a smaller and smaller average number of componentsfrom an average of 2.3 people in 2021 to 2.1 in 2041 .. There will be fewer couples with children and more couples without and by 2041 only 1 in 4 families will have children, and more than 1 in 5 will have none .