The paper outlines general trends in population ageing in Estonia. The process is analysed in the European context, determining the most specific trends and the major time frames of the population ageing. The analysis is mainly based on general indicators of the population ageing, calculated on the basis of data from nine censuses carried out on the Estonian territory. Using the same general indicators the population ageing and its differences in two sub-population groups of Estonia, native-born and immigrant population, is followed up to the year 2030 on the basis of population prognosis.
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