The Active Ageing Index measures the level of independent living among elderly people, their participation in paid work and in social activities and their capacity for active and healthy ageing. It is made up of 22 indicators grouped into four domains: employment, social participation, independent and secure living and capacity for healthy ageing. The alues of the index range between 0 and 100. The highest values indicate a greater degree of use of the potential of older people.
Some 34.8 of grandparents in Spain regularly care for their grandchildren, a figure much higher than the European average.
Population occupation rates by age
Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population decreased, while that of over 55s increased.
Population distribution by types of household
In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%), versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.
Average age of first-time mothers
On average, Spanish women have their first child at 31.1 years. Is this higher than the European average?
Demographic conditioning factors
Did you know that 19.6% of Spain’s population was aged over 65 in 2020? Find out whether this figure differs greatly in the rest of Europe.