RIGA - The average age of Latvia's population in 1990 was 34 years, but by 2018 it had risen to 44, according to Eurostat's Ageing Europe study.
The study also, based on statistics, predicts that the average age of the Latvian population in 2050 will reach 47 years.
In Latvia, the average age of the population is close to the European Union (EU) average. Although the average age of the population has been rising in all EU countries since 1990, Italy and Portugal have the most rapid aging populations.
The authors of the study point out that population aging is most impacted by socio-economic development and birthrates.