WITH only 13.7 percent of the population of the Balearic Islands being 65 years of age or older, the region has become the second youngest in the country with only the Canary Islands and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa having even less elderly people in their communities.

The figures put the Balearic Islands three points below the national average which stands at 16.66 percent. Furthermore, the Balearics has one of the lowest levels of ageing population who are in care homes or dependent on private nursing pro rata the regional head count who are actively employed - 19.5 percent. Again only the Canaries and Ceuta and Melilla have lower dependency rates, with the national average standing at 24.5 percent.


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