Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The average age of the population in Portugal stood at 46.8 years in 2022, the second highest among the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU).

According to data published by the official EU statistics office on the European population, the average age of residents in the EU reached 44.4 years on 1 January 2022 (against 44.1 in 2021), having increased by 2 .5 years compared to 2012, when it was 41.9 years. In Portugal, it rose by almost five years.


Eurostat notes that, among the 27 Member States, the average age varies between 38.3 years in Cyprus and 48.0 years in Italy, with Portugal being the second country with the highest average (46.8), followed by Greece (46.1).


Compared to 2012, Portugal recorded the highest rise in average age, +4.7 years, from 42.1 to 46.8 years, followed by Spain (+4.3 years) and Greece and Slovakia (both with +4.1 years).


In The Portugal News