In 2023, Italy’s resident population was estimated to be around 58.85 million inhabitants. About one-sixth of them lived in Lombardy, the most populous region in the country. Lazio and Campania followed in this ranking, with roughly 5.7 million and 5.6 million inhabitants, respectively. These figures were mainly driven by Rome and Naples, administrative capitals of these regions, and two of the largest metropolitan areas in the country.
Which region has the oldest population?
The population in Italy has become older and older over the last few years. The average age in the country is equal to 46.4 years, but in some regions, this figure is even higher. Liguria, for instance, records an average age of over 49.5 years, with the North-Western region also having one of the lowest birth rates in the country.
Future demographic trends
Liguria’s case, however, is not an outlier. Italy, is already the country with the highest share of old people in the whole of Europe. At the same time, the very low number of new births means that, despite an ever-increasing life expectancy, the Italian population is declining. Indeed, projections estimate that the country will have five million fewer inhabitants by 2050.
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Istat. (May 12, 2023). Resident population of Italy in 2023, by region [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved December 05, 2023, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/617497/resident-population-italy-by-region/
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Istat. (2023). Resident population of Italy in 2023, by region. Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: December 05, 2023. https://www.statista.com/statistics/617497/resident-population-italy-by-region/
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