The population is ageing more markedly in Germany than in France and the United Kingdom

Vanessa Bellamy, division Enquêtes et études démographiques, Insee

As of 1 January 2016, Germany has the biggest population in the European Union, followed by France and the United Kingdom. Between 1991 and 2016, the population gap between these three countries narrowed. In fact, the number of inhabitants increased less in Germany (+3%) than in France and the United Kingdom (+14% each).

From 2000 onwards, the proportion of people aged 65 and over grew more in Germany than in France and the United Kingdom.

Insee Focus N° 88
No 88
Paru le : 22/06/2017