Havana, Jun 29 (RHC)-- The Cuban population is decreasing and aging, a phenomenon that is taking place for the fourth consecutive year, says a report issued by the Center for Demographic Studies (CED) on Wednesday.
According to the Cuban News Agency, the report states that the number of inhabitants on the island stood at 11.1 million in 2021, when Cuba reached very low fertility levels, equivalent to 44 years below generational replacement, said the Center of Havana's University.
The results indicate lower mortality levels, high life expectancy, and a negative international migration balance.
The impact of Covid-19 increased the number of general deaths and births contracted during the period, according to the report.
The population decreased in all provinces and the vast majority of municipalities.
According to the CED, numerous people with longer life expectancies impact the social security and assistance systems, implying a higher demand for long-term care.
From 2011 to 2025, the Cuban population will decrease in absolute value by slightly more than 203,111 people.\
It adds that by 2030 there will be 3.3 million people aged 60 and over, directly impacting the family and labor resources, among others.