Population in Cyprus will grow by 10 to 20 per cent until 2050, Eurostat estimates published on Friday show.
The current population is 875,899 according to Eurostat and the World Bank. According to other estimates it’s 1.2 million. The last census was done in 2011.
Among the 1,216 NUTS level 3 regions of the EU and EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, around two-thirds (802 regions) are projected to have a lower population in 2050 than in 2019, while about one-third (414 regions) are projected to have a higher population.
NUTS level 3 divides countries into small territorial units for statistical purposes.
“This information comes from the latest population projections of regional demographic patterns across 31 countries,” Eurostat explained.
There is a considerable variation in the projections across the 31 countries (the 27 EU member states and the four EFTA countries). In Latvia and Lithuania, all the 16 NUTS level 3 regions have a projected population which is smaller in 2050 than in 2019, most of them by at least 20 per cent. Other countries with a large majority of regions with a projected decrease in population are Czechia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Finland.
Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia have only one region with a projected positive population change by 2050.
The population is set to grow in all regions in Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ireland and Luxembourg.