2021 Census Shows Czech Population Grew by 90,000 in the Last 10 Years

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The Czech Republic has grown in population in the last ten years and reached 10.52 million, according to the preliminary results of a national census carried in March 2o21.

That is an increase by around 90,000, on the previous census, carried out ten years ago.

The average age of the population is now 42.7 years. In the last decade, it has risen by 1.7 years.

Women made up 50.7 percent of the population, men 49.3 percent. 48.2 percent of the population lives in four regions, namely in Prague, Central Bohemia, South Moravia and Moravia-Silesia.

Foreigners made up 4.7 percent of the population, namely from Ukraine, Slovakia and Vietnam.

The number of people over the age of 65 has grown, reaching 2.1 million and half a million more compared to 2011.

The number of single and divorced people has increased, while there are fewer married people than ten years ago. In the last census, there was a higher proportion of university students among men, now among women.

A census is taken in the various countries of the world roughly every ten years.

The primary purpose is to describe the population living in the country at a certain moment in time: the number of population, population structure and its geographical distribution.

In addition, censuses collect information on the living conditions of the population, educational structure, families and households, number of children, migration, economic activity, occupations and branches of industry.

In April 2011, an estimated 79 percent of the world population had been enumerated, and a census had been carried out in 134 countries. Only six states in the entire world have no plans to carry out a census in the near future.

Regular censuses can only be taken in wealthy industrialised countries. A lack of resources alone prevents developing countries from carrying out frequent censuses. However, a census has been taken in all countries of the world at least once since the 1950s.

 

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