In 2050 will be almost a quarter of the Moroccan population will be over 60 years

The High Commission for Planning (HCP) disclosed that the Moroccan population is expected to rise to 43.6 million inhabitants in 2050. The number of seniors will reach 23.2 percent of the total population.

The HCP has indicated that the projections (an estimate or prediction of a future situation or trend based on a study of the current situation) the Moroccan population on national, urban and rural level follow up according to international standards.

In order to reach the predicted number of the Moroccan population will grow by an average of 272,000 inhabitants per year. This is roughly equal to the population of the city of Taza, Moroccoworldnews reports.

According to the HCP, the Moroccan population growth is mostly urban, especially by migration from villages and the urbanization of rural areas.

In 2014, the HCP that the Moroccan cities will be inhabited by 60.3 percent of the Moroccan population in 2050 and that rural areas inhabited by 13.4 million Moroccans.

The update by 2017, however, shows that there are 73.6 percent of the Moroccan population in the cities will live, where the rural population is reduced to 11.5 million.

The population between 15 and 59 years expected to amount to 25.6 million in 2050 instead of the 21.1 million what predicted in 2014.

The population between 18 and 24 years that the labour market on it, it grows in 2032 to 4.5 million to 3.8 million in 2050 and drops significantly, down from 10 percent.

Since the number of children under 15 years will take off as expected by the expected decline in fertility, explained the HCP that preschool registration for children between 4 and 5 years of 3 million to 1 million will drop.

Registration for the primary school for children between 6 and 11 years will also drop from 3.6 million to 3.2 million.

High school students who are between the ages of 12 and 14 years of 1.8 million to 1.6 million will fall, the HCP.