Population Decline in Hungary Slower This Year

  • 28 Sep 2021 7:35 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Population Decline in Hungary Slower This Year
The Central Statistics Office (KSH) has published preliminary population data for August 2021, showing that more people died in Hungary than were born last month.

There were 9,678 deaths and 8,178 births in August. The former is a 0.4% increase, and the latter a 2.7% decrease compared to August 2020.

On the other hand, the January-August report shows a more comprehensive picture, according to which 100,591 people died and 60,620 children were born in the first eight months of the year, for a population decline of 39,971 people. That is 71% less than in the same period of last year, when the natural demographic loss was 23,368.

The statement also shows that 9,249 couples were married last month and 50,618 in the first eight months of the year.

The former is 1,219 (12%) less than a year earlier, while the latter is 5,887, (13%) more than the number of marriages recorded in the first eight months of 2020.

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