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Westland is a More Economically Developed Country (MEDC) with a total population of 1,973,234. Westlanders are a homogenous people, although several decades of immigration have altered the compostiton of the population of the country. The largest non-native ethnicity are Polish Westlanders which make up 6% of the population having arrived in the years after World War II. There are also significant populations of Romanians and Turkish people, alongside English people.
Westland has a total population of 1,973,324 as of 2014. With a Natural Population Growth Rate of -0.1, Westland's population is expected to fall to 1,048,705 by 2020, unless action is taken. In 2010, the government passed the Population Stabilisation Bill 2010, which gave a 5% tax break to families with more than one child.
Westland has a life expectancy of 82 years, and can be categorised as being in Stage 5 of the Demographic Transition Model, with population stabilised and now in decline. Westland faces an issue of a top heavy age structure and increased strain on pension and elderly care spending.
Westland has a total fertility rate of 1.9 Births per Woman as of 2014, giving it one of the lowest fertility rates in Europe. The Population Stabilisation Bill in 2010 tried to remedy the fertility problem, giving 5% tax breaks to families with more than one child, however this was raised to more than two children in 2013. One of the issues Westland faces with fertility, is the fact that many couples say they do not want to have children, despite the read availability of state endorsed childcare and tax breaks for more than two children.
Westland has a mortality rate of 6.3 per 1000 persons. Westland has a very low mortality rate due to the easy availability of equal healthcare, good living conditions, high life expectancy and very low homicide rate.
Ethnic Minorities in Westland
Westland has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. With a homicide rate of 2.3 per 100,000 in 2014. The are very rarely occurances of violent crime, and those which do, usually do not involve firearms due to the lack of availability of such weapons and strict laws on posession.