Croatia sees population decrease

In mid-2015, Croatia's population stood at 4,203,604, down by 34,785 or 0.8% from 2014, according to figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

All counties except the City of Zagreb saw a shrinkage in population. The biggest fall, of 2.43%, was registered in the eastern Vukovar-Srijem County, while the capital registered a rise of 0.14%.

The portion of women in the total population was 51.7%, and men accounted for 48.3%.

The country's population is ageing, the median age was 42.6 years, which makes Croatia one of the oldest nations in Europe.

Likewise, the portion of citizens under 19 was 20.3%, and has continued to fall.

Last update: Wed, 14/09/2016 - 15:26

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