For the first nine months of 2017, the population of the Czech Republic grew by nearly 28,000 to a total of 10,637,794, a 0,2% increase in total population from the beginning of the year.
The main reason is the migration flow from Ukraine (8,900), Slovakia (3,900), Romania (1,500) and Bulgaria (1,400), according to the preliminary data of the Czech Statistical Institute.
The number of births exceeds the number of deaths. Between January and September, 86,600 babies were born in the Czech Republic, almost 100 less than in the same period last year. Less than half of the parent couples of the newborns have a civil marriage – 48.9%.
The number of deaths increased by 1300 to nearly 85,374. In the first five months of 2018, 33,149 people emigrated to the Czech Republic and 16,791 people left it.
The data also show a rise in the number of marriages, up 1,400 compared to a year ago.