Czech Statistical Institute forecasts stable but older population in 2065

The Czech Statistical Institute has released a projection of population growth in the Czech Republic leading up to the year 2065. While expecting the population of the Czech Republic to remain roughly the same at roughly 10.5 million inhabitants, 32% of the Czech population is expected to consist of over-65-year-olds by that date. The projection foresees a rise in the average age from the current 40.5 years to 49 as well as a drop in the working age population and a slight decrease in the number of children under 14. Longevity however is expected to increase to 86.5 years for men and 91 years for women. The forecast depends however on a stable flow of migration, without which the population would decline to less than 9 million in the next half century.