Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bad news for Spain's population future

This week the INE (Instituto Nacional de Estadística) has published the birth and mortality rates of 2016 first semester and they are really worrying. There have been 13,000 deaths more than the number of births and we are losing 72 inhabitants per day. If we did the calculations of Spain's natural growth right now, we would have negative growth (Stage 5 according to the Demographic Transition model). Here you have a short report in Spanish from the TV news:

This graph shows Spain's declining fertility rate:

This one shows Spain's declining population:

Here you have a graph that shows the migratory balance in the last years:

This is the projection for Spain's population pyramid in 2023:

If you want to learn more about this topic and its negative consequences for the economy, here you have two links. The firts one is shorter and the second one is more complete: 

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