Turkish Statistical Office (TURKSTAT) announced while Turkey’s population was 83 million 614 thousand 362 people by the end of 2020, 22 million 750 thousand 657 of it constituted by the child population. 51.3% of child population was boys and 48.7% was girls.
While the child population, which includes 0-17 age group according to the definition of United Nations, constituted 48.5% of the total population in 1970, this proportion was 41.8% in 1990 and 27.2% in 2020.
According to population projections, the proportion of child population was expected to be 26.6% in 2025, 25.6% in 2030, 23.3% in 2040, 20.4% in 2060 and 19.0% in 2080.
Proportion of child population in total population, 1935-2080
According to the Life Tables, 2017-2019; life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years for total population, 75.9 years for males and 81.3 years for females in Turkey.
It was seen that the average remaining life span for children at 7 years old was 72.5 years for total, 69.9 years for boys and 75.2 years for girls in Turkey. For 15 years old as starting working age, the average remaining life span was 64.6 years for total, 62.0 years for boys and 67.3 years for girls. The difference in life expectancy at this age between boys and girls was 5.3 years.