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People 

  

Why the North Region?  

 

Population

 

ü 36% of the youth population, in Portugal, is centred in the North region.

 

ü Resident Population on 31.12.2010: 3.7 million individuals (35% of total in 2010 and an 0.2% increase in 10 years) – Projections for 2025: 3.913 million individuals.

 

 

Resident population according to Age Groups   

Resident population according to Age Groups

  

        0 - 14 years                                                                                            

      15 - 24 years                                                                                                                                

      25 - 64 years                                                                                            

      65 years and over 

 

     Source: INE 

 

ü In 2010, the North region recorded the fourth highest rate of natural increase in population, following Lisbon, Azores and Algarve.

 

 

Education 

 

ü In the school year 2010/2011, students enrolled in primary and secondary education accounted for 36% of national total, in both levels of education.

 

ü Between the school year 2006/2007 and 2010/2011 the number of students enrolled in higher education increased by 9%.

 

 

Students enrolled according to educational level / Number of students graduated

 Students enrolled according to educational level / Number of students graduated

 

       Primary Education      Secondary Education       Higher Education    

      Graduated students

 

    Source: GEPE                                                                                    

 

 

ü In the 101 higher education institutions, located in the North region, the number of students that enrolled exceeded 123,000 and graduates were more than 27,000 (1/3 of the national total). The areas of Health, Engineering and Mathematics and Business Studies (Management / Economics / Accounting), were chosen, respectively, by 17%, 15% and 14% of the enrolled students. Graduates in these same areas represented, respectively, 23%, 11.2% and 10.6% of total.

 

 

Labour activity/Employment  

 

ü Active population in 2011: 1,981 thousands of individuals (35.7% of total).

 

ü Activity rate among people aged 15 or more: 62.3%.

 

 

Active Population / Employment

 

Active Population / Employment

                                                                                                            

     Active Population       Employed Population    

        Employment (% of total) 

 

     Source: INE - Employment Statistics 

                                                                                                          

 

ü Employed population (2011): 1,722 thousands of individuals (31.1% of total).

 

ü Employment rate among individuals with 15 years old and more: 54.1%. 

 

 

Knowledge  

 

ü More than a half of the population between 16 and 74 years old use computers and 47% have Internet access.

  

 

Information Society - Computer and Internet Access, 2010 

 Information Society - Computer and Internet Access, 2010

                                           

         North       Portugal

 

      Source: INE/Survey on Information and Communication Technologies usage in households, 2010

      

 

 

Public Institutions for Higher Education

 

Links and Useful Contacts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regions of Portugal

 North:
      · Area
      ·  People 
      ·  Economy   
      ·  Companies

 Centre

 Lisbon

 Alentejo

 Algarve

 Azores

 Madeira

 

 

 

 

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