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Introduction

Welcome to the Atlas of Demography, an interactive tool by the European Commission. Demographic change is shaping the future of Europe. The impact will be felt in cities, towns and villages across the EU. The Atlas of Demography helps you to understand these changes with an unprecedented body of data. These includes official statistics and projections from Eurostat and new data produced by the Joint Research Centre.

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Description

The tool contains interactive maps and charts, which allow to explore and filter the data

  • Examine Europe's population structure and demographic determinants at different geographic scales selecting data from the top menu. Using the filters, it will be possible to explore population, fertility, mortality and migration at the EU, national, regional and local levels.
  • Explore specific demographic themes affecting Europe by selecting the stories from the top menu. Here you can browse between different policy contexts, ranging from ageing to loneliness, access to services and many others.

Throughout, just hold the mouse over the maps, charts and text to see further information

Notes & disclaimers

EU composition
All reference to the European Union assume its 2020 composition (27 Member States), also for previous years. This makes it easier to compare EU data over time.
Time coverage
In general depends on data availability.

More in detail:

  • The time coverage for the first three geographical levels of the data section (namely EU, Member States, and Regional), has been limited to 2001-2020 unless the original data covers a shorter period. 
  • For the local geographical level (municipality), the estimates are projections, based on 2011 census data, covering three points in time: 2015, 2020, 2030 and 2050. 
  • Finally, the time coverage is defined independently in each of the stories. 
Demographic pyramids
Show on top the open-ended age class 85+ (individuals aged 85 years and above). This is the top group which is common over time and across countries and regions.
Empty charts and missing figures
Are generally due to data unavailability or to missed selection of a territorial unit in the left hand map.

Will follow this reasoning:

  • Data underpinning the first three geographical levels of the data section (namely EU, Member States, and Regional) are continuously updated. The information on data publication is provided together with the link to the original sources. 
  • The local geographical level will be updated as soon as a new release of the LUISA dataset will be available. 
  • Finally, data underpinning the stories have been extracted at the end of 2020 for the eight stories built on the report "The Demographic Landscape of EU Territories" (February 2021), and at the end of 2021 for the remaining seven stories. 
Maps
The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.