The average Norwegian resident will live up to 100 years in 2100. The average life expectancy for men will increase from 79 years in 2011 to 90 years in 2100, and for women – from 83 years in 2011 to 93 years in 2100.
The most optimistic scenario provides that men will live up to 93 years and women – up to 96 years, states the data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Norway.
Experts also predict an increase of Norway’s population, which is around five million right now. According to one of the possible scenarios, there will be eight million Norwegians in 2100. And the most optimistic scenario predicts that there will be 13 million Norwegians in 2100. Although, specialist add that this probability is possible in the event of a rapid influx of immigrants and high birth rates.
Population mainly increases in large cities – for example, the number of residents in Oslo could reach 800 000 people in 2040.
According to specialists, immigration will mainly be influenced by the average income level per capita. Income will likely decrease, following reducing oil prices, but will remain higher than the average European index.
Population growth because of immigrants alone in this case will reach 10-15 thousand people per year. Worst case scenario – this index will be 1000 people per year.