Population changes in EU countries by 2080
By 2080, Germany is likely to be the third largest EU Member State in population terms, behind the United Kingdom and France
Among the individual EU Member States, the projected changes in population structures vary considerably, both in terms of when the highest level of population is reached and the scale of population increases / decreases. A closer analysis of the data for 2050 — a year after the EU-28’s population is projected to peak — shows that the number of inhabitants in each of the United Kingdom (77.2 million), France (74.3 million), Italy (67.1 million) and Belgium (14.6 million) is expected to have increased by more than 3 million persons when compared with 2014. For almost half of the EU Member States, the projections for 2050 indicate that population numbers will be lower than in 2014, with Germany (74.7 million) and Poland (34.8 million) both recording decreases of more than 3 million inhabitants. By the end of the time horizon in 2080, Europop2013 projections indicate that the EU Member States with the largest populations will be the United Kingdom (85.1 million inhabitants), France (78.8 million), Germany (65.4 million), Italy (65.1 million) and Spain (47.6 million).