Births on the rise as deaths decrease in Greece



According to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) Greece saw a decrease in the number of deaths in 2016 and an increase in births compared to 2015.

ELSTATE pointed out that overall number of deaths recorded in Greece in 2016 continues to be higher than the number of births.

According to the research data 92,868 people were born in 2016, which is a 1.1 percent increase from 2015. At the same time, the number of deaths decreased by two percent, with 118,792 in 2016 compared to 121,212 the year before.

Greece’s population has been aging and in decline in recent years due to a low birth rate and an increase in the emigration of young people due to the country’s prolonged economic crisis.


GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.