In 2019, Greece’s population decreased by 33 thousand people and is currently numbered at approximately 10.7 million, according to ANA-MPA. Quoting the National Statistics Service of Athens, it is reported that 86 440 babies were born in Greece and 119 446 people died, continuing the steady decrease in recent years.
Critics point to a lack of initiative from the Greek government to tackle the population issue, with the topic last being raised in a House debate in 2018. It is feared that as a result of the population decline, Greece’s workforce will correspondingly shrink, leaving a disastrous impact on the economy.
It is estimated that 51.4% of the Greek population are women, 48.6% are men, and six out of every ten Greeks, or 63%, are between the ages of 15 and 64.
The largest part of the population – about 3.5 million people – resides in the Attica peninsula around Athens.