The European Union's publication Aging Europe - looking at the lives of older people in the EU3 states that at the beginning of 2018, 101.1 million people aged 65 and over lived in the EU-28, representing almost a fifth (19.7%).) of the total population of the Member States.
Over the next three decades, the number of older people in the European Union will reach 149.2 million, 28.5% of the total population. The number of centenarians (people aged 100 or over) is expected to grow from 106,000 in 2018 to 2050. half a million.
Demographic changes are also graphically visible in the age pyramids, which in the forecasts until 2050 lose the shape of the pyramids and approach the form of the pillar.