Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Mexico | Sociodemographic Changes and Trends

We present a selection of the most prominent changes and trends in the last 20 years with respect to the sociodemographic profile of the people living in Mexico, it based on the results of the 2020 Census analysis and the evolution regarding the results obtained in the editions of 2000 and 2010.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • From 2000 to 2020, the average age of Mexicans increased from 26.2 to 31.9 years (+5.7 years). In 2000, the older adult population, over 60 years of age, went from being 7.3% of the national population to 12.1% in 2020 (+4.8 pp).
  • In 2000, 80.7% of people aged 40 to 59 were married or in a common-law union, while in 2020 this proportion fell to 74.1% (-6.6 pp). In this same age group, 6.9% were divorced or separated in 2000 and by 2020 it was 12.1% (+5.2 pp).
  • In 2020, the proportion of Millennials with higher or postgraduate education (22%) is higher than the total average rate of the population in Mexico (17%).
  • In 2020, there is a digital gap in Mexico, for example, 75.7% of homes in Mexico City have Internet, while in Chiapas only 21.7%.
  • From 2000 to 2020, the participation rate of women in the labor market increased. However, there is still a wide gender gap: in 2020, the participation of women in the labor market was 49.0%, still well below that of men of 75.8% (+26.8 pp).

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