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Monday, October 6, 2014

Youngest populations in French and Irishs regions

by  KG/EUROPA Eurostat, published the regional yearbook 2014, providing an overview of the European regional statistics. According to the yearbook, the youngest populations in the EU are located in French and Irish regions while the oldest in Portuguese, Greek and Spanish regions. Moreover, the Canary Islands in Spain were the most popular tourist EU region in 2013. Brussels and Luxembourg were also the regions with the highest proportions of non-national inhabitants. Youngest populations in regions in France and Ireland, oldest in Portugal, Greece and Spain Due to a wide range of factors, demographic structures within individual Member States show different patterns. In 2013, the NUTS 3 regions in the EU with the highest shares of young persons (aged less than 15) were generally located in those Member States which recorded the highest birth and fertility rates. Among the ten NUTS 3 regions in the EU where young persons accounted for a particularly high share of the total population, four each were in France (Guyane, Réunion, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d’Oise) and in Ireland (Mid-East, Midland, Border and South-East) and one each in Spain (Melilla) and in the United Kingdom (Blackburn with Darwen). By contrast, persons aged 65 or more accounted for almost one third of the total population in the region of Pinhal Interior Sul in Portugal. The central Greek region of Evrytania was the only other NUTS 3 region in the EU where elderly persons accounted for more than 30% of the total population, and was one of four Greek regions (along with Grevena, Arta and Serres) among the ten regions in the EU with the highest shares of elderly persons in their respective populations. The other regions with the highest shares of people aged 65 or above were in Spain (Ourense, Zamora and Lugo), Germany (Dessau-Roßlau / Kreisfreie Stadt) and Italy (Savona). For the EU28 as a whole in 2013, younger persons accounted for 15.6% of the total population, elderly persons for 18.2%. The Canary Islands in Spain were the most popular tourist EU region in 2013 The Spanish island region of the Canarias (89.8 million nights) had the highest number of overnight stays among the NUTS 2 regions in the EU in 2013, while two further Spanish regions also featured among the top five destinations: Cataluña (70.5 million nights) and the Illes Balears (65.3 million nights). The French capital region of Île-de-France (77.5 million nights) and the Croatian region of Jadranska Hrvatska (61.8 million nights) completed the top five destinations. Among the top 20 tourist regions in 2013 in terms of overnight stays, six were located in Italy (Veneto, Toscana, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Lazio and Provincia autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen), five each in Spain (Canarias, Cataluña, Illes Balears, Andalucía and Communidad Valenciana) and France (Île-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon and Aquitaine) and one each in Croatia (Jadranska Hrvatska), the United Kingdom (Inner London), Austria (Tirol) and Germany (Oberbayern). Highest proportions of non-national inhabitants in Luxembourg and Brussels Among the 25 capital cities in the EU28 for which data is available, foreign citizens accounted for at least 20% of the inhabitants in seven capital cities, with the highest shares in Luxembourg (63.8%), Brussels (33.8%) and Riga (26.0%). In contrast, foreign citizens represented less than 5% of the total population in six EU capital cities: Warsaw (0.6%), Sofia (1.0%), Vilnius (1.4%), Bratislava (3.1%), Budapest (3.3%) and Valletta (4.1%). Riga (25.5%), Tallinn (20.2%), Athens (14.0%), Brussels (13.5%), Madrid (11.6%), Dublin, Paris and London (all 10.4%) and Berlin (10.1%) were the EU capital cities that recorded the highest shares of non EU-citizens in their total populations. Indicators relating to the demographics of EU cities are just a few examples of the wide range of data that are available at city level within Eurostat. They enable comparisons of a range of socioeconomic aspects that relate to the quality of urban life in European cities. The data cover more than 900 cities across the EU Member States, EFTA and candidate countries.