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Maltese Men Live Longest In The EU

Maltese Men Live Longest In The EU
May 24 2024 Share

According to new data, Maltese men have the highest life expectancies at birth – estimated to be around 81.8 in terms of age.

This was was followed by Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden (all at 81.7), whereas Latvia and Bulgaria registered the lowest expectancies at 70.8 and 72.0 respectively.

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Data for 2023 show that in the EU, life expectancy at birth for women was 84.2 years compared to 78.9 years for men, a difference of 5.3 years. This trend was consistent across all EU countries.

The largest differences were in Latvia (10.0 years; women 80.8 and men 70.8) and Lithuania (9.2 years; women 81.7 and men 72.5). The smallest differences were in the Netherlands (2.9 years; women 83.4 and men 80.5) and Sweden (3.3 years; women 85.0 and men 81.7).

Compared to 20 years earlier, the gender gap in life expectancy at birth in the EU was 6.4 years in 2003 (women 80.8 and men 74.4), which is 1.1 years more than in 2023. In 2003, the highest differences were in Lithuania (11.3 years; women 77.7 and men 66.4) and Estonia (10.8 years; women 77.2 and men 66.4), while the lowest were in Cyprus (4.4 years; women 81.2 and men 76.8) and Malta (4.4 years; women 80.8 and men 76.4).

Between 2003 and 2023, the gender gap in life expectancy at birth decreased in 25 EU countries, with the biggest decreases in Luxembourg (−2.6 years; from 6.0 to 3.4) and Lithuania (−2.1 years; from 11.3 to 9.2).

The only increases were in Bulgaria (0.6 years; from 7.0 to 7.6) and Romania (0.2 years; from 7.4 to 7.6).

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Unemployment Up By 236 In April 2024 Compared To 2023

Unemployment Up By 236 In April 2024 Compared To 2023
May 24 2024 Share

In April 2024, the number of individuals registering for work reached 1,202, an increase of 236 compared to April 2023. Jobsplus data for April 2024 shows a year-on-year increase of 203 individuals in Part I and 33 in Part II of the unemployment register.

Most age groups experienced a rise in registered unemployment levels. Males comprised 68.8% of the total registrants, while females made up 31.2%.

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There were year-on-year increases of 224 individuals registering for work for less than 21 weeks and 18 individuals for 21 to 52 weeks. However, those registering for over a year decreased by six.

In April 2024, the number of individuals with disabilities registering for work rose by 12 compared to the previous year, totaling 245, with males accounting for 80.0% of this group.

The largest share of unemployed individuals, both male and female, sought positions as Clerical support workers, representing 24.3% of males and 36.0% of females.

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Source: NSO

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Around 90 Women Per 100 Men In Malta

Around 90 Women Per 100 Men In Malta
May 24 2024 Share

According to new data published by Eurostat’s ‘Demography of Europe – 2024 edition, Malta is one of the EU’s countries wherein there are less women than men – approximately 90 women per 100 men.

In all EU countries except for Malta, Sweden, Luxembourg and Slovenia, men outnumbered women.

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‘On 1 January 2023, there were 229 million women and 219 million men in the EU. This corresponds to a ratio of 104.6 women per 100 men, which means that there were 4.6% more women than men.’

Malta also registered the highest decrease in the women to men ratio at 101.8 to 90.3 women per 100 men when compared to 20 years earlier on January 1st 2003.

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Less European People Are Getting Married

May 24 2024 Share

The number of marriages in the European Union has taken a dip in recent years according to Eurostat demographics.

The peak number of marriages came in 2007 when on average there was 5 marriages per 1,000 people in the EU. The number has dipped in recent years as two years ago in 2022 the whole European Union average sat at 4.2 marriages per 1000 people.

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The number of marriages is also decreasing in Malta but is still higher than the 2022 European average as there 4.8 marriages per 1000 Maltese people.  The peak numbers in Malta were in the years 2012, 2015 and 2016 with there being an astonishing 6.7 marriages per 1000 Maltese people.

The importance of weddings and big weddings in Malta was clear to see as 2020, the year plagued by Covid-19, was the only year where the Maltese average (2.2) was lower than the European average (3.2). This means that Maltese couples opted to wait until the pandemic was over to be able to celebrate their weddings with friends and family rather than have a small service.

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