Metadata: European Standard Population

The European Standard Population

The European Standard population is a national population of 200,000, which is commonly used to standardise rates. Its age sex composition is shown in the table.

Age bandMaleFemale
0-480008000
5-970007000
10-1470007000
15-1970007000
20-2470007000
25-2970007000
30-3470007000
35-3970007000
40-4470007000
45-4970007000
50-5470007000
55-5960006000
60-6450005000
65-6940004000
70-7430003000
75-7920002000
80-8410001000
85+10001000

Note that this population is younger than the English population and unlike most populations there is no excess of females in the older age bands.

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