Ageing population: Overall figures
According to data from the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), there are 8,221,047 elderly people in Spain, representing 17.4% of the total population, and even more importantly 5.3% of the whole population are octogenarians. These are current figures that reveal a trend in the population pyramid: a growing elderly population and a shrinking young population.
Situations of Risk:
Unwanted loneliness and isolation from society tend to be associated with the elderly as this period of life often entails loss as people get older. Another aspect is the impact of the current socioeconomic crisis.