Often called workforce, people willing to work are essential to every economy and entrepreneurship. Europe has recently seen a dropping number of young people, the continent getting progressively older.
Slovakia is a country of young people, as shown in the graph below. We are the only country on the list to have an ageing index that is lower than 100, which means that Slovakia still has a higher number of inhabitants under 14 compared to those over 65. Although it does not have the highest number of inhabitants in the preworking age group, Slovakia has the lowest number of inhabitants of post-working age and the greatest number of inhabitants of working age.
Age structure of the Central European population and EU average 28 in %
|0-14 YEARS OLD||15.6||15.4||14.5||15||15.3|
|15-64 YEARS OLD||65.3||66.2||67.2||69.1||70.2|
|65 YEARS OLD OR OVER||19.2||18.3||18.3||16||14.4|
|AGEING INDEX OWN COMPUTATION||123||119||126||107||94|