Latest Census Uncovers Data About Declining Population of Hungary

  • 17 Feb 2023 9:26 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Latest Census Uncovers Data About Declining Population of Hungary
Hungary had a population of 9,604,000 at the start of the latest census on Oct. 1, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said, presenting the preliminary results of the census.

Marcell Kovács, the census’s project manager, told a press conference that there were 4,593,000 households in the country last October.

The census counted 4,613,000 men, 4,491,000 women and 1,407,000 children, he said.

The economically active population aged between 15 and 64 was 6,201,000, while the elderly population comprising those aged over 65 was 1,995,000.

The natural population loss between the 2011 and 2022 censuses was 464,000, Kovács said.

This was mitigated by an influx of 131,000 immigrants, mainly from nearby countries, bringing the total population decline over 11 years to 333,000, he added.

Hungary’s population has been shrinking since 1980 when it reached 10,907,000, Kovács said.

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