Europe In Maps and Charts – How Does The Average European Live and Look Like

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Europe In Maps and Charts - How Does The Average European Live and Look Like
Europe In Maps and Charts – How Does The Average European Live and Look Like




Europe in maps and charts – How does the average European live and look like? This question has a very detailed answered provided through the data collected by Eurostat.

Europe has the fastest ageing population in the world, after Japan, and the average European is 42.2 years-old. The data showing the numbers collected up to 2014 shows that the median age of an EU citizen has increased with 6 years compared with 2 decades ago.

The youngest median age in the European Union is in Ireland, where the average Irish is 36-years-old, and Germany is the oldest country by average age scoring 45.6.

Lithuania is the country that has aged the fastest over the last 20 years, rising by 8.9 years when it comes to their citizens median age, between 1994-2014, while Sweden’s median age has the lowest increase, rising by just 2.5 years in the last 2 decades.

 

Europe in maps and charts – How does the average European live and look like?

Europe’s Family Status shows that 7 out of 10 families (71,4%) in the European Union are made up of married couples, with or without couples.

The latest numbers, from 2011, show that Cyprus has the largest proportion of families formed by married couples (83,9%), while Estonia finds itself at the other end of the standings, with just a little over half (52,5%) of the population forming families from married couples.

16% of European families are made up of just one single parent and 12,6% are ‘consensual couples’, living together in registered partnerships.

Latvia leads the top with the biggest proportion of one-parent families, with 33,4% and Cyprus has the smallest proportion in the same category, with just 9,9%.

Based on the average household size, Europe has 2,4 persons living in average in each home. This number has not changed since 2005.

With 2,8 persons living in each household, Croatia has the most-crowded households in the EU, while Germany and Sweden top the ranks with just 2 persons per household.

Europe in maps and charts – How does the average European live and look like?

 

More than 4 in 10 homes in the EU were built after World War II, until 1980. Romania leads the standings in the EU for dwellings built in this period with 59,1%, while Ireland has the lowest, with just 22,9%.

The UK has the biggest proportion of dwellings built before 1946 (37,8%).

According to Eurostat, 70% of all EU households were occupied by their owners in 2013. Over 90% of Romanian, Lithuanian and Slovakian homes were occupied by their owners. Meanwhile, in Germany, 47,4% of the households are occupied by tenants, being the leading country in this category.

Europe in maps and charts – How does the average European live and look like?

41,6% of EU citizens live in a city, while almost 31% live in towns and suburbs and 27,5% of Europeans live in rural areas. Malta has the highest percentage of urban population (89%) and Luxembourg has the lowest (14,5%).

The urbanization degree of the EU has decreased in 2014, reaching 41,6%, while in 2007, when the Union reached 27 member states, it had 48,5% of its total population living in cities.

In 2011, 25% of the working class was found in public administration, defense, education, health and social work, these being the most popular domains in Europe, by number of people employed.

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