AGE Barometer


The first (2019) edition of the AGE Barometer analyses the socio-economic situation of older people in 11 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) with regard to gender equality, support to find employment, age-friendly workplaces, work-life balance, the fight against poverty & social exclusion, and adequate income.

Data sources

The data from AGE Barometer is provided in two ways:

  • Qualitative data: Feedback has been gathered at national level among AGE members. This is the more important part of this Barometer as it directly reflects the on-the-ground experience of AGE members with the living conditions of older persons.
  • Quantitative data: This has been gathered using statistics collected by the European Union and its agencies (notably Eurofound), enabling cross-country comparisons in key domains. This part provides reliable and unbiased data.


Download AGE Barometer here*

* The Barometer has been updated in July 2019 to revise parts of the Belgian section



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