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Around 280,000 were living in urban areas in Cyprus last year

In 2015, some 280,000 people lived in cities in Cyprus, and 69.2 per cent of city dwellers were employed, according to the latest data from Eurostat.
The data was released on Monday marking a meeting of EU ministers for urban affairs to endorse the Pact of Amsterdam, which will establish an Urban Agenda for the EU.
In 2015 in the EU, around 124 million people aged 20 to 64, or 41 per cent of the population of this age group, were city dwellers. At Member State level more than half of the population aged 20-64 lived in cities in the United Kingdom (60 per cent) and Cyprus (54 per cent).
EU-wide, among city dwellers aged 20-64, 70 per cent were in employment. The risk of poverty or social exclusion affected around 24 per cent of all city dwellers.
In Cyprus, the employment rate in cities was 69.2 per cent, 67.3 per cent in towns and suburbs, and 65.7 per cent in rural areas.
People at risk of poverty or social exclusion (2014 data) numbered 110,000 (cities), 50,000 (towns and suburbs) and 74,000 (rural areas).

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