Talk:Demographics of Italy

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Italian families[edit]

Something should be said about Italian family structures. When do children leave home? Do they keep links to their parents (mammone)?

Most of children leave home as late as they can. That means that many of them stay at home well into the thirties, sometimes forties. When they leave home very low wages cause them to live almost in poverty, in a situation much worse than at home with parents. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.62.178.67 (talk) 15:29, 28 July 2008 (UTC)


"Net migration rate: 9.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)"

IM-migrants or E-migrants...or am I just missing something. It's a net ratio so does a positive ratio mean net immigration?


You know what? I think that they should talk about the jobs and financial status of Italy too.

Religion[edit]

Religion in Italy have its own page, and the information of the religion page contradicts the information on this page: this says 97% Catholic, the other page says about 87% Catholic Slash's snakepit 21:24, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Rename from demographics to demography[edit]

Please see Talk:Demography#Demographics_vs_demography_confusion and comment.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  19:30, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the proposal was Move Parsecboy (talk) 13:05, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Demography of ItalyDemographics of Italy — Similar pages are called "demographics of..." - see Template:Demographics of Europe. — Biruitorul Talk 21:38, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

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  • Demographics sounds better to my ear, as I think this is more population statistics than social geography, but either would do. There is a need for greater consistency across the numerous similar articles. --Rumping (talk) 07:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
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Persons?[edit]

Why does it keep saying 'persons' here? isn't it people? --83.183.127.178 (talk) 17:44, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

WRONG OR INVENTED DATAS[edit]

How could the person who done the last section have found datas from "Istat 1st January 2009" if the last datas released by Istat date back from November 2008??? Just chek their website (http://demo.istat.it/index_e.html): the last Monthly Demographic Balance is "January-November 2008" and in any case it's impossible that the population is raised from 60 to 61 million in 2 months. I think that there is something very strange going on here. --Conte di Cavour (talk) 22:29, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

http://demo.istat.it/bil2008/index.html gives the figure for 31 December 2008, which (if I have understood how the istat figures work) implies the midnight moment between 31 December and 1 January. Sometimes istat will give the identical figure twice: once for the end of one year, and once for the beginning of the next. Perhaps that is the figure that was used? Ian Spackman (talk) 15:19, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Italian Population Discrepancy[edit]

UN: Jan 1, 2009; 59,870,000
World Bank: Jan 1, 2008; 59,850,000
IMF: Dec 31st 2009; 59,779,000
CIA Factbook: Jul 2009; 58,126,000
US-CB: Jan 1 2010; 58,091,000

Look at all of these credible sources used in tens of thousands of articles across all of Wikipedia. Then istat comes up with a number not even CLOSE to what these credible organizations have. We should reconsider using it as a source. Slaja (talk) 06:59, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

The first 4 sources that you cite put the figure at 59.8-59.9 million in 2008-2009, Istat puts the figure at 60.4 million in mid-2010, I don't see any discrepancy. --Conte di Cavour (talk) 12:14, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Not mentioning that the 'credible' sources are also in disagreement among them (e.g. IMF and CIA Factbook) and that often those sources get data from Istat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 167.9.5.11 (talk) 15:27, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Rural areas[edit]

6 out of the 10 most populous cities are in the north (Rome sort of), how is the population spread in the countryside? To be more direct: do more people live in the north or south (+ Sicily, Sardinia)? 81.68.255.36 (talk) 20:31, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Italian language official before Unification[edit]

The Italian language was adopted after the Unification by the newly created Kingdom of Italy in 1861. True. However, it is relevant to mention that all pre-existing regional Italian States (Piedmont, Lombard-Venetian, Tuscany, Two Siciles etc.) had already Italian as official language since centuries. So, the Unification did not introduce any change related to the official language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 167.9.5.11 (talk) 15:24, 12 January 2012 (UTC)