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Slovenians to live 83.4 years by 2035


The median age will meanwhile increase to 48.1 years, the Statistics Office projected just a week before the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, which is observed on 29 April.

The Slovenian population's age structure is changing, as the society is getting increasingly older; between 1995 and 2015, life expectancy increased from 74.1 to 80.5 years and by 2035 this figure will further rise by 2.9 years.

In 1995, the population's median age stood at 36, meaning that by 2035 the figure will have risen by 12.1 years. The share of children, aged less than 14, stood at 18% in 1995 and is projected to fall by 5 percentage points by 2035.

The share of persons aged from 25 to 49 is projected to decrease to 28% by 2035, compared to 1995, when it stood at 38%. On the other hand, the share of elderly persons, aged 50 or more, is increasing. The biggest increase is expected in the population aged 65 and older - rising by 15 percentage points to 27% compared to 1995.


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