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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.

Perspectives démographiques 2014-2060 - Population, ménages et quotients de mortalité prospectifs
Demografische vooruitzichten 2014-2060 - Bevolking, huishoudens en prospectieve sterftequotiënten [ EFPOP1460 - ]

The Federal Planning Bureau and Statistics Belgium have updated their demographic projections until 2060. Belgium’s population should grow from 11.2 million in 2014 to 11.9 million in 2030 (+7%) and 13.1 million in 2060 (+17%).  The number of private households in Belgium should rise from 4.8 million in 2013 to 5.3 million in 2030 (+10%) and 5.9 million in 2060 (+23%).

These results are based on a set of hypotheses regarding the future evolution of birth and death rates, international and domestic migration and, as far as households are concerned, the evolution of the different ways of living together. One chapter of the publication deals with prospective mortality rates, which allows projecting « period » life expectancies (cross-sectional approach) and « generational » life expectancies (cohort approach).


Collective publication, Marie Vandresse (A), , Jean-Marc Paul (C), Luc Masure (C),
A : Author, C : Contributor

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Forecasts & Outlook

Outlooks outline future developments in Belgium, in the socio-economic, budget and energy fields, as well as for transport demand. 

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