Historical population
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This dataset presents annual population data from 1960 to 2018 by sex and five year age groups as well as the share of children, youth, the elderly, old-age and total dependencey ratios. The data is available for all 36 member countries as well as for the EU28 and G20 countries, Colombia, Costa Rica, Singapore and the World total.

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There are three sources for the data: national statistics offices, Eurostat and the United Nations. For country details see http://www.oecd.org/els/emp/MD_POPHIST.xlsx

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Data are presented in thousands of persons.

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The population data is presented in 18 five-year age groups which refer to the population from 0-4 to 85 and more as well as other larger groupings and shares.

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The data refer to mid-year estimates of the population.

Historical populationAbstract

This dataset presents annual population data from 1960 to 2018 by sex and five year age groups as well as the share of children, youth, the elderly, old-age and total dependencey ratios. The data is available for all 36 member countries as well as for the EU28 and G20 countries, Colombia, Costa Rica, Singapore and the World total.

Contact person/organisation

els.contact@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

There are three sources for the data: national statistics offices, Eurostat and the United Nations. For country details see http://www.oecd.org/els/emp/MD_POPHIST.xlsx

Source Periodicity

Yearly

Unit of measure used

Data are presented in thousands of persons.

Variables collected

The population data is presented in 18 five-year age groups which refer to the population from 0-4 to 85 and more as well as other larger groupings and shares.

Key statistical concept

The data refer to mid-year estimates of the population.