Havana, Nov 9 – Over 18 percent of the Cuban population is over 60 years of age, standing for 4 percent more if compared with the previous decade, according to the census carried out in 2012 in Cuba.
The official statistics ratify the aging trend of the Cuban population and its reduction in number, currently at 11 million 167 thousand 325 inhabitants, the census revealed.
Census national director Juan Carlos Alfonso said that some 47 municipalities and five provinces saw their population decrease, according to PL news agency.
At the same time the number of university graduates grew with over one million 165 thousand, some 400 thousand more than 10 years ago.
The number of homes also increased by 354 thousand, while the total figure was calculated at 3 million 882 thousand 424.
These statistics are the fist to be released of all the information collected by the recent census, more elements will be progressively published by the National Statistics Office, Alfonso said.