Type 9: description and recommendation
In comparison to the average your village is affect by decline in the strongest way. The relationship between young and elder population groups is very disproportionate. The elder population group is growing very strong, whereas the young population groups are diminishing. There are considerable more emigrants than immigrants. The family relationships are concentrating to the close neighbourhood very seldom, so that you have to worry about a higher risk of empty houses in the next 20 years already.
Both in social and economical terms your village has considerable problems. The rate of unemployment is outstandingly high and there are only a few local enterprises. Referring to social life (clubs, associations etc.) your village is underdeveloped. Comparing to the number of inhabitants your village has only a small number of clubs and associations with only a few organised members, who are besides mostly older people.
Even if your village takes up the last position in this ranking list - Awareness is the first step of improvement! Your village is not the only one with considerable demographic problems - but you know it. Use your knowledge and start now!
Unstable social and economical structures are no good supposition to keep people in your village and to attract immigrants. Try urgently to improve your social and economical situation. Figure out what you can do yourself in your village! Try to find ideas how to keep local enterprises in your village and how to animate other ones to settle locally. Find out what kind of problems local enterprises and associations have. Why do local enterprises not offer more apprenticeships? Why are young people not interested in starting an apprenticeship in your village?
Why are young people not interested in starting an apprenticeship in your village?
Ask local clubs and associations how to involve more young people in their activities. Show clearly to older and more traditional clubs and associations that their existence depends on recruiting young members. Look for people who have ideas or who intend to establish a club or an association - support them! Stable structures are also attractive to immigrants. Think about that, especially because your demographical situation needs to be improved. At least one remark: Try to find your hidden chances and strengthen them. Even the smallest potential is developable.
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