Friday, May 6, 2011

EU vs Eurozone vs Europlus population systemics


The EU population is about half a billion people, ie 1 out of 14 people on Earth is EUropean.
The EU has 66% higher population than the USA.
The population of the Eurozone (330 million) is 60.6% of the EU total

Note that:
1) Germany has 16.4% of the EU population
2) Roughly 1 in 2 of EUropeans, 53.6% ie 268 of the 500 million live in the 4 largest member states, Germany, France, UK & Italy. An average of 67 million per state.
3) 4 member states range between 45 and 16 million., Spain, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands.
4) 6 member states have population between 11.2 and 9.2 million, a sum of 62 (12.4%) of the 500 total.
5) 5 member states have population of less than 9 but more than 5 million, for a sum of approx 32 million (6.4%) of the 500.
6) 8 member states have population under 5 million, for a total of approx. 15 million (3% of the 500 of the EU total).
7) With a population of 500 million in 27 member states, the average population size is 18.5 million. The median is 9,256,350 (Sweden).

Here is the ranking which I made using Eurostat data for 1.1.2009 (Eurostat Data in Focus, 31/2009, table 2, page 2)

1) Germany 82,050,000
2) France 64,351,000
3) United Kingdom 61,634,600
4) Italy 60,053,440
5) Spain 45,828,170
6) Poland 38,135,880
7) Romania 21,498,620
8) Netherlands 16,486,590
9) Greece 11,257,290
10) Belgium 10,754,530
11) Portugal 10,627,250
12) Czech Republic 10,467,540
13) Hungary 10,031,210
14) Sweden 9,256,350
15) Austria 8,355,260
16) Bulgaria 7,606.550
17) Denmark 5,511,450
18) Slovakia 5,412,250
19) Finland 5,326,310
20) Ireland 4,465,540
21) Lithuania 3,349,870
22) Latvia 2,261,290
23) Slovenia 2,032,36
24) Estonia 1,340,420
25) Cyprus 789,270
26) Luxembourg 493,500
27) Malta 413,630

Eurozone:
If we remove the 10 non-Eurozone member states from the above ranking, this is what we get (17 states):
1) Germany 82,050,000
2) France 64,351,000
4) Italy 60,053,440
5) Spain 45,828,170
8) Netherlands 16,486,590
9) Greece 11,257,290
10) Belgium 10,754,530
11) Portugal 10,627,250
15) Austria 8,355,260
18) Slovakia 5,412,250
19) Finland 5,326,310
20) Ireland 4,465,540
23) Slovenia 2,032,36
24) Estonia 1,340,420
25) Cyprus 789,270
26) Luxembourg 493,500
27) Malta 413,630

Notes:
1) The Eurozone is EU minus 170 million in population. At 330 million it is still bigger than the US population (300)!
2) The average population volume is 19.4 million, that is larger than the average for the EU (18..5 million).
3) The median is 8,355,260 (Austria), lower than the EU's median (9.2 (Sweden)).
4) Germany has 27.3% of the Eurozone population (16.4% of the EU)
5) Germany plus France plus Italy have roughly two thirds, 62.4% (206 of 330) of the Eurozone population. If one adds Spain, then the 4 biggest Eurozone members have 251 of the 330 million, ie 75% (3 out of 4)! That means that 4 of the 17 Eurozone members have 3/4 of its population!

Europlus:
I remove the UK, Hungary, the Czech Rep. and Sweden from the 27 to get the 23 Europlus (ie the Eurozone 17 plus 6):

1) Germany 82,050,000
2) France 64,351,000
4) Italy 60,053,440
5) Spain 45,828,170
6) Poland 38,135,880
7) Romania 21,498,620
8) Netherlands 16,486,590
9) Greece 11,257,290
10) Belgium 10,754,530
11) Portugal 10,627,250
15) Austria 8,355,260
16) Bulgaria 7,606.550
17) Denmark 5,511,450
18) Slovakia 5,412,250
19) Finland 5,326,310
20) Ireland 4,465,540
21) Lithuania 3,349,870
22) Latvia 2,261,290
23) Slovenia 2,032,36
24) Estonia 1,340,420
25) Cyprus 789,270
26) Luxembourg 493,500
27) Malta 413,630

That reduces the population size from 500 to 409 million (70 more than the Eurozone, 109 more than the US).
Notes:
1) Germany has one fifth (20%) of the Europlus population.
2) Germany plus France plus Italy have roughly half, 50.3% (206 of 409) of the Europlus population. If one adds Spain, then the 4 biggest Europlus members have 251 of the 406 million, ie 61.8% (3 out of 5)! That means that 4 of the 17 Europlus members have three fifths of its population!
3) The median size is 7.6 million (Bulgaria). The average size (409/23) 17.8 million which is lower than the EU and the Eurozone average.

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