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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Canarians are getting older

THE average age of the Canary population is now 40, which is a rise of four more years than at the beginning of the Millennium.

Sociologically, this upward trend means that if the ageing continues long-term, the sustainability of the pension system may be jeopardised.

However, the situation on each of the islands is completely different. The figures paint a demographic map, clearly divided into two parts: East and West.

Canarians are getting older

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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