Population by statistical regions, age, place of residence and sex



POPULATION BY STATISTICAL REGIONS, AGE , PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND SEX AS OF 31.12.2017
(Number)
Statistical regions
Age (years)
Total Urban residence Rural residence
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 7 050 034 3 422 409 3 627 625 5 181 755 2 494 068 2 687 687 1 868 279 928 341 939 938
0 63 792 32 708 31 084 48 021 24 679 23 342 15 771 8 029 7 742
1 - 4 263 959 135 510 128 449 200 247 102 565 97 682 63 712 32 945 30 767
5 - 9 349 423 179 623 169 800 264 276 135 981 128 295 85 147 43 642 41 505
10 - 14 327 202 168 426 158 776 240 456 123 637 116 819 86 746 44 789 41 957
15 - 19 313 032 160 986 152 046 229 438 117 642 111 796 83 594 43 344 40 250
20 - 24 325 198 167 828 157 370 243 389 124 456 118 933 81 809 43 372 38 437
25 - 29 445 237 229 275 215 962 344 508 174 557 169 951 100 729 54 718 46 011
30 - 34 479 767 247 873 231 894 374 997 190 586 184 411 104 770 57 287 47 483
35 - 39 499 654 259 105 240 549 389 209 198 989 190 220 110 445 60 116 50 329
40 - 44 548 897 281 901 266 996 427 853 216 795 211 058 121 044 65 106 55 938
45 - 49 518 543 265 873 252 670 391 895 197 537 194 358 126 648 68 336 58 312
50 - 54 462 785 232 763 230 022 341 613 167 882 173 731 121 172 64 881 56 291
55 - 59 483 089 236 464 246 625 353 453 168 486 184 967 129 636 67 978 61 658
60 - 64 487 548 227 799 259 749 352 312 160 770 191 542 135 236 67 029 68 207
65 - 69 479 638 210 746 268 892 335 261 145 183 190 078 144 377 65 563 78 814
70 - 74 388 263 160 541 227 722 257 404 105 678 151 726 130 859 54 863 75 996
75 - 79 275 717 106 393 169 324 173 046 65 613 107 433 102 671 40 780 61 891
80 - 84 202 086 72 708 129 378 126 403 44 037 82 366 75 683 28 671 47 012
85 - 89 101 920 35 174 66 746 65 461 21 973 43 488 36 459 13 201 23 258
90 - 94 29 861 9 408 20 453 19 662 6 161 13 501 10 199 3 247 6 952
95 - 99 4 215 1 247 2 968 2 718 820 1 898 1 497 427 1 070
100 + 208 58 150 133 41 92 75 17 58
Severna I Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 3 524 208 1 716 518 1 807 690 2 451 398 1 183 668 1 267 730 1 072 810 532 850 539 960
0 30 948 15 939 15 009 21 527 11 097 10 430 9 421 4 842 4 579
1 - 4 129 486 66 616 62 870 91 016 46 716 44 300 38 470 19 900 18 570
5 - 9 174 599 89 693 84 906 123 766 63 591 60 175 50 833 26 102 24 731
10 - 14 169 316 87 119 82 197 117 174 60 174 57 000 52 142 26 945 25 197
15 - 19 162 088 83 068 79 020 111 487 57 037 54 450 50 601 26 031 24 570
20 - 24 155 227 80 342 74 885 106 560 54 453 52 107 48 667 25 889 22 778
25 - 29 205 513 106 856 98 657 148 871 75 925 72 946 56 642 30 931 25 711
30 - 34 220 896 114 955 105 941 164 105 83 779 80 326 56 791 31 176 25 615
35 - 39 233 870 122 168 111 702 174 080 89 695 84 385 59 790 32 473 27 317
40 - 44 268 157 138 172 129 985 201 374 102 203 99 171 66 783 35 969 30 814
45 - 49 260 836 134 858 125 978 191 016 96 906 94 110 69 820 37 952 31 868
50 - 54 233 630 118 596 115 034 167 660 82 961 84 699 65 970 35 635 30 335
55 - 59 245 217 121 436 123 781 174 449 83 989 90 460 70 768 37 447 33 321
60 - 64 251 606 118 962 132 644 174 924 80 962 93 962 76 682 38 000 38 682
65 - 69 254 634 113 094 141 540 168 316 73 757 94 559 86 318 39 337 46 981
70 - 74 209 407 86 939 122 468 129 506 53 613 75 893 79 901 33 326 46 575
75 - 79 145 975 56 443 89 532 85 279 32 339 52 940 60 696 24 104 36 592
80 - 84 104 852 38 140 66 712 60 693 21 354 39 339 44 159 16 786 27 373
85 - 89 51 568 18 007 33 561 30 104 10 176 19 928 21 464 7 831 13 633
90 - 94 14 364 4 515 9 849 8 368 2 617 5 751 5 996 1 898 4 098
95 - 99 1 934 573 1 361 1 069 306 763 865 267 598
100 + 85 27 58 54 18 36 31 9 22
Severozapaden 755 956 369 498 386 458 480 209 232 708 247 501 275 747 136 790 138 957
0 6 061 3 113 2 948 3 910 1 973 1 937 2 151 1 140 1 011
1 - 4 25 402 13 170 12 232 16 520 8 458 8 062 8 882 4 712 4 170
5 - 9 34 781 17 817 16 964 23 139 11 883 11 256 11 642 5 934 5 708
10 - 14 34 984 17 962 17 022 22 861 11 742 11 119 12 123 6 220 5 903
15 - 19 34 956 17 881 17 075 22 660 11 522 11 138 12 296 6 359 5 937
20 - 24 30 435 15 791 14 644 19 219 9 669 9 550 11 216 6 122 5 094
25 - 29 36 893 19 711 17 182 23 985 12 425 11 560 12 908 7 286 5 622
30 - 34 40 722 21 565 19 157 28 155 14 586 13 569 12 567 6 979 5 588
35 - 39 44 099 23 323 20 776 30 817 16 009 14 808 13 282 7 314 5 968
40 - 44 53 046 27 575 25 471 37 667 19 154 18 513 15 379 8 421 6 958
45 - 49 57 073 30 019 27 054 39 896 20 393 19 503 17 177 9 626 7 551
50 - 54 51 078 26 475 24 603 34 931 17 485 17 446 16 147 8 990 7 157
55 - 59 54 217 27 711 26 506 36 643 18 045 18 598 17 574 9 666 7 908
60 - 64 56 242 27 183 29 059 36 366 17 117 19 249 19 876 10 066 9 810
65 - 69 60 545 27 347 33 198 36 092 16 022 20 070 24 453 11 325 13 128
70 - 74 53 357 22 456 30 901 28 484 12 045 16 439 24 873 10 411 14 462
75 - 79 36 177 13 939 22 238 17 644 6 779 10 865 18 533 7 160 11 373
80 - 84 27 219 10 081 17 138 12 677 4 565 8 112 14 542 5 516 9 026
85 - 89 14 000 4 893 9 107 6 425 2 157 4 268 7 575 2 736 4 839
90 - 94 4 103 1 311 2 792 1 872 603 1 269 2 231 708 1 523
95 - 99 545 167 378 234 71 163 311 96 215
100 + 21 8 13 12 5 7 9 3 6
Severen tsentralen 794 998 386 684 408 314 533 626 257 563 276 063 261 372 129 121 132 251
0 6 233 3 239 2 994 4 174 2 152 2 022 2 059 1 087 972
1 - 4 26 262 13 593 12 669 17 879 9 252 8 627 8 383 4 341 4 042
5 - 9 35 184 18 116 17 068 24 028 12 342 11 686 11 156 5 774 5 382
10 - 14 34 104 17 581 16 523 22 669 11 701 10 968 11 435 5 880 5 555
15 - 19 34 146 17 534 16 612 22 419 11 491 10 928 11 727 6 043 5 684
20 - 24 36 414 18 975 17 439 24 884 12 865 12 019 11 530 6 110 5 420
25 - 29 50 861 26 764 24 097 37 442 19 449 17 993 13 419 7 315 6 104
30 - 34 48 291 25 529 22 762 34 481 17 939 16 542 13 810 7 590 6 220
35 - 39 49 806 26 068 23 738 35 310 18 307 17 003 14 496 7 761 6 735
40 - 44 58 281 30 024 28 257 41 493 21 047 20 446 16 788 8 977 7 811
45 - 49 58 284 29 977 28 307 40 580 20 422 20 158 17 704 9 555 8 149
50 - 54 54 180 27 457 26 723 37 060 18 359 18 701 17 120 9 098 8 022
55 - 59 56 181 27 712 28 469 38 208 18 235 19 973 17 973 9 477 8 496
60 - 64 59 237 28 102 31 135 39 524 18 317 21 207 19 713 9 785 9 928
65 - 69 59 992 26 611 33 381 38 487 16 863 21 624 21 505 9 748 11 757
70 - 74 52 032 21 503 30 529 31 564 13 011 18 553 20 468 8 492 11 976
75 - 79 35 835 13 894 21 941 20 529 7 906 12 623 15 306 5 988 9 318
80 - 84 24 186 8 783 15 403 13 915 4 943 8 972 10 271 3 840 6 431
85 - 89 11 851 4 083 7 768 6 887 2 291 4 596 4 964 1 792 3 172
90 - 94 3 172 999 2 173 1 837 592 1 245 1 335 407 928
95 - 99 448 136 312 247 77 170 201 59 142
100 + 18 4 14 9 2 7 9 2 7
Severoiztochen 933 705 455 521 478 184 684 339 330 718 353 621 249 366 124 803 124 563
0 8 166 4 200 3 966 6 065 3 173 2 892 2 101 1 027 1 074
1 - 4 34 862 17 873 16 989 25 798 13 288 12 510 9 064 4 585 4 479
5 - 9 48 316 24 951 23 365 35 686 18 379 17 307 12 630 6 572 6 058
10 - 14 46 166 23 784 22 382 33 091 17 012 16 079 13 075 6 772 6 303
15 - 19 43 090 22 075 21 015 30 565 15 730 14 835 12 525 6 345 6 180
20 - 24 43 224 22 542 20 682 30 532 15 919 14 613 12 692 6 623 6 069
25 - 29 58 735 30 260 28 475 44 444 22 478 21 966 14 291 7 782 6 509
30 - 34 64 314 32 797 31 517 50 142 25 106 25 036 14 172 7 691 6 481
35 - 39 67 266 34 712 32 554 52 294 26 635 25 659 14 972 8 077 6 895
40 - 44 76 002 38 992 37 010 59 256 30 032 29 224 16 746 8 960 7 786
45 - 49 71 032 36 831 34 201 53 872 27 536 26 336 17 160 9 295 7 865
50 - 54 60 955 30 858 30 097 45 077 22 312 22 765 15 878 8 546 7 332
55 - 59 62 940 30 844 32 096 46 082 22 089 23 993 16 858 8 755 8 103
60 - 64 63 113 29 468 33 645 45 467 20 801 24 666 17 646 8 667 8 979
65 - 69 62 719 27 667 35 052 43 634 18 992 24 642 19 085 8 675 10 410
70 - 74 49 799 20 639 29 160 33 692 13 830 19 862 16 107 6 809 9 298
75 - 79 34 215 13 392 20 823 22 478 8 498 13 980 11 737 4 894 6 843
80 - 84 23 528 8 438 15 090 15 666 5 452 10 214 7 862 2 986 4 876
85 - 89 11 570 4 065 7 505 7 947 2 710 5 237 3 623 1 355 2 268
90 - 94 3 196 998 2 198 2 223 666 1 557 973 332 641
95 - 99 475 130 345 311 76 235 164 54 110
100 + 22 5 17 17 4 13 5 1 4
Yugoiztochen 1 039 549 504 815 534 734 753 224 362 679 390 545 286 325 142 136 144 189
0 10 488 5 387 5 101 7 378 3 799 3 579 3 110 1 588 1 522
1 - 4 42 960 21 980 20 980 30 819 15 718 15 101 12 141 6 262 5 879
5 - 9 56 318 28 809 27 509 40 913 20 987 19 926 15 405 7 822 7 583
10 - 14 54 062 27 792 26 270 38 553 19 719 18 834 15 509 8 073 7 436
15 - 19 49 896 25 578 24 318 35 843 18 294 17 549 14 053 7 284 6 769
20 - 24 45 154 23 034 22 120 31 925 16 000 15 925 13 229 7 034 6 195
25 - 29 59 024 30 121 28 903 43 000 21 573 21 427 16 024 8 548 7 476
30 - 34 67 569 35 064 32 505 51 327 26 148 25 179 16 242 8 916 7 326
35 - 39 72 699 38 065 34 634 55 659 28 744 26 915 17 040 9 321 7 719
40 - 44 80 828 41 581 39 247 62 958 31 970 30 988 17 870 9 611 8 259
45 - 49 74 447 38 031 36 416 56 668 28 555 28 113 17 779 9 476 8 303
50 - 54 67 417 33 806 33 611 50 592 24 805 25 787 16 825 9 001 7 824
55 - 59 71 879 35 169 36 710 53 516 25 620 27 896 18 363 9 549 8 814
60 - 64 73 014 34 209 38 805 53 567 24 727 28 840 19 447 9 482 9 965
65 - 69 71 378 31 469 39 909 50 103 21 880 28 223 21 275 9 589 11 686
70 - 74 54 219 22 341 31 878 35 766 14 727 21 039 18 453 7 614 10 839
75 - 79 39 748 15 218 24 530 24 628 9 156 15 472 15 120 6 062 9 058
80 - 84 29 919 10 838 19 081 18 435 6 394 12 041 11 484 4 444 7 040
85 - 89 14 147 4 966 9 181 8 845 3 018 5 827 5 302 1 948 3 354
90 - 94 3 893 1 207 2 686 2 436 756 1 680 1 457 451 1 006
95 - 99 466 140 326 277 82 195 189 58 131
100 + 24 10 14 16 7 9 8 3 5
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 3 525 826 1 705 891 1 819 935 2 730 357 1 310 400 1 419 957 795 469 395 491 399 978
0 32 844 16 769 16 075 26 494 13 582 12 912 6 350 3 187 3 163
1 - 4 134 473 68 894 65 579 109 231 55 849 53 382 25 242 13 045 12 197
5 - 9 174 824 89 930 84 894 140 510 72 390 68 120 34 314 17 540 16 774
10 - 14 157 886 81 307 76 579 123 282 63 463 59 819 34 604 17 844 16 760
15 - 19 150 944 77 918 73 026 117 951 60 605 57 346 32 993 17 313 15 680
20 - 24 169 971 87 486 82 485 136 829 70 003 66 826 33 142 17 483 15 659
25 - 29 239 724 122 419 117 305 195 637 98 632 97 005 44 087 23 787 20 300
30 - 34 258 871 132 918 125 953 210 892 106 807 104 085 47 979 26 111 21 868
35 - 39 265 784 136 937 128 847 215 129 109 294 105 835 50 655 27 643 23 012
40 - 44 280 740 143 729 137 011 226 479 114 592 111 887 54 261 29 137 25 124
45 - 49 257 707 131 015 126 692 200 879 100 631 100 248 56 828 30 384 26 444
50 - 54 229 155 114 167 114 988 173 953 84 921 89 032 55 202 29 246 25 956
55 - 59 237 872 115 028 122 844 179 004 84 497 94 507 58 868 30 531 28 337
60 - 64 235 942 108 837 127 105 177 388 79 808 97 580 58 554 29 029 29 525
65 - 69 225 004 97 652 127 352 166 945 71 426 95 519 58 059 26 226 31 833
70 - 74 178 856 73 602 105 254 127 898 52 065 75 833 50 958 21 537 29 421
75 - 79 129 742 49 950 79 792 87 767 33 274 54 493 41 975 16 676 25 299
80 - 84 97 234 34 568 62 666 65 710 22 683 43 027 31 524 11 885 19 639
85 - 89 50 352 17 167 33 185 35 357 11 797 23 560 14 995 5 370 9 625
90 - 94 15 497 4 893 10 604 11 294 3 544 7 750 4 203 1 349 2 854
95 - 99 2 281 674 1 607 1 649 514 1 135 632 160 472
100 + 123 31 92 79 23 56 44 8 36
Yugozapaden 2 108 394 1 017 361 1 091 033 1 773 195 850 394 922 801 335 199 166 967 168 232
0 19 892 10 209 9 683 17 475 8 980 8 495 2 417 1 229 1 188
1 - 4 80 851 41 324 39 527 71 065 36 277 34 788 9 786 5 047 4 739
5 - 9 104 439 53 646 50 793 90 489 46 513 43 976 13 950 7 133 6 817
10 - 14 91 418 47 132 44 286 77 262 39 758 37 504 14 156 7 374 6 782
15 - 19 87 592 45 202 42 390 74 040 38 053 35 987 13 552 7 149 6 403
20 - 24 107 263 55 022 52 241 94 031 47 969 46 062 13 232 7 053 6 179
25 - 29 155 927 79 455 76 472 137 773 69 630 68 143 18 154 9 825 8 329
30 - 34 163 955 83 812 80 143 143 923 72 970 70 953 20 032 10 842 9 190
35 - 39 164 837 84 175 80 662 143 397 72 540 70 857 21 440 11 635 9 805
40 - 44 174 957 88 940 86 017 151 013 76 232 74 781 23 944 12 708 11 236
45 - 49 154 112 77 987 76 125 129 373 64 890 64 483 24 739 13 097 11 642
50 - 54 131 813 65 595 66 218 108 396 53 142 55 254 23 417 12 453 10 964
55 - 59 133 570 63 799 69 771 109 063 50 991 58 072 24 507 12 808 11 699
60 - 64 134 474 61 047 73 427 110 291 48 898 61 393 24 183 12 149 12 034
65 - 69 131 282 56 335 74 947 106 359 44 948 61 411 24 923 11 387 13 536
70 - 74 104 186 42 862 61 324 81 533 33 160 48 373 22 653 9 702 12 951
75 - 79 72 522 27 916 44 606 54 523 20 719 33 804 17 999 7 197 10 802
80 - 84 54 783 19 342 35 441 41 337 14 232 27 105 13 446 5 110 8 336
85 - 89 29 478 10 055 19 423 22 857 7 635 15 222 6 621 2 420 4 201
90 - 94 9 510 3 032 6 478 7 761 2 463 5 298 1 749 569 1 180
95 - 99 1 465 453 1 012 1 178 376 802 287 77 210
100 + 68 21 47 56 18 38 12 3 9
Yuzhen tsentralen 1 417 432 688 530 728 902 957 162 460 006 497 156 460 270 228 524 231 746
0 12 952 6 560 6 392 9 019 4 602 4 417 3 933 1 958 1 975
1 - 4 53 622 27 570 26 052 38 166 19 572 18 594 15 456 7 998 7 458
5 - 9 70 385 36 284 34 101 50 021 25 877 24 144 20 364 10 407 9 957
10 - 14 66 468 34 175 32 293 46 020 23 705 22 315 20 448 10 470 9 978
15 - 19 63 352 32 716 30 636 43 911 22 552 21 359 19 441 10 164 9 277
20 - 24 62 708 32 464 30 244 42 798 22 034 20 764 19 910 10 430 9 480
25 - 29 83 797 42 964 40 833 57 864 29 002 28 862 25 933 13 962 11 971
30 - 34 94 916 49 106 45 810 66 969 33 837 33 132 27 947 15 269 12 678
35 - 39 100 947 52 762 48 185 71 732 36 754 34 978 29 215 16 008 13 207
40 - 44 105 783 54 789 50 994 75 466 38 360 37 106 30 317 16 429 13 888
45 - 49 103 595 53 028 50 567 71 506 35 741 35 765 32 089 17 287 14 802
50 - 54 97 342 48 572 48 770 65 557 31 779 33 778 31 785 16 793 14 992
55 - 59 104 302 51 229 53 073 69 941 33 506 36 435 34 361 17 723 16 638
60 - 64 101 468 47 790 53 678 67 097 30 910 36 187 34 371 16 880 17 491
65 - 69 93 722 41 317 52 405 60 586 26 478 34 108 33 136 14 839 18 297
70 - 74 74 670 30 740 43 930 46 365 18 905 27 460 28 305 11 835 16 470
75 - 79 57 220 22 034 35 186 33 244 12 555 20 689 23 976 9 479 14 497
80 - 84 42 451 15 226 27 225 24 373 8 451 15 922 18 078 6 775 11 303
85 - 89 20 874 7 112 13 762 12 500 4 162 8 338 8 374 2 950 5 424
90 - 94 5 987 1 861 4 126 3 533 1 081 2 452 2 454 780 1 674
95 - 99 816 221 595 471 138 333 345 83 262
100 + 55 10 45 23 5 18 32 5 27
12.04.2018


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

POPULATION, DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS - Population, Average annual population, Natural movement of the population, Population projections
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Population and Housing Fund Statistics

Contact name

Magdalena Kostova

Contact person function

Director "Demographic and Social Statistics" Directorate

 

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

mhkostova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 411

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified06 July 2018
Metadata last posted06 July 2018
Metadata last update06 July 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

The population and its structures are defined as of 31.12. of the respective year. The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated based on the previous year data and data on natural and migration increase during the reference year.

In the census years, recalculations of the population are done as of the end of the respective and the previous year. The recalculations are based on the census results and the respective calculations for the natural and migration increase, received from the current demographic statistics for the reference year.

The concept "permanent population" is applied in calculation of the population and its structures. The persons are included, permanently living in the country (having current address) as of 31.12. of the respective year and who have not been absent from the country for more than 1 year period.

Demographic projections (the population perspective projections) are calculations done under settled in advance conditions for the future development of the fertility, mortality and migration. They give an idea for the population development during the projected period. Different scenarios for the population projections are used depending on the expected social-economic development of the country.

Classification system

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);

· Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (UCATTU).

Sector coverage

The data on population number and structures cover persons permanently living at the country territory no matter their citizenship and status. The population territorial distribution (by settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions) is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year and current address officially stated address of residence.

The last demographic projection elaborated by the NSI concerns the development of population up to 2080 with a starting point - the country population as of 31.12.2016 and takes into account the number of demographic events in 2017. The projection is prepared by single ages for each year within the period. Data is published for five-year periods.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Population as of 31.12.

Persons permanently living (having current address) in the country as of 31.12. of the reference year and who have not been absent for more than 1 year period.

The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated on the basis of the population data for the preceding year and the data for natural and mechanical movement of the population during the current year.

Average annual population

The average annual number of population is average arithmetical value of the population at the end of previous and the end of reference year.

Natural change

The difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths during the reference year.

Natural increase rate

Calculated per 1 000 population and representing the difference between the number of live births and deaths during the year and the average annual population for the same year.

Migration growth

The difference between immigration into and emigration from the area during the year.

Net international migration is the difference between immigration into and emigration from the country.

Age

The population age is calculated as of 31.12. in completed years based on date of birth, i.e. the age reached at the end of the reference year.

Population under, at and over working age

The age limits used for distribution of the population under, at and over working age defined according to the annually updated retirement age, adopted by the Council of Ministers.

Age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons under 15 years of age and number of persons 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years calculated in percentage.

Old age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons aged 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15-64 years calculated in percentage.

Rate of demographic ageing

Rate of increase of the population over working age (according to the respective age limits for male and female) compared to the previous year calculated in percentage.

Demographic replacement rate

Ratio between the number of population aged 15 to 19 years (persons entering working age) and the number of population aged 60 to 64 years (persons leaving working age) calculated in percentage.

Statistical unit

Persons

Statistical population

Total population

Reference area

Regional breakdown of the population is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year - settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions.

Time coverage

For population:

· 1880 - 2011  by census years;

· 1946 - 2017  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2017  on the NSI website.

For national projection - 2020 - 2080

For district projections - 2020 - 2080

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number; percentage (%)

Reference period

The calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EU) 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European statistics;

· Regulation (EU) 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European demographic  statistics;

· Commission implementing regulation (EU) № 205/2014 laying down uniformed conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on European demographic statistics, as regards breakdowns of data, deadlines and data revisions

· Law on Civil Registration.

Data sharing

Data are transmitted to Eurostat on the basis of  Regulation (EU) 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European demographic statistics;

 

 

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

Information is published annually according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en

 

User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Population and demographic processes in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually

Accessibility and clarity
News release

News release "Population and demographic processes"

Publications

· Population and demographic processes;

· Statistical Reference book;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Booklet Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on population are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Population (Demography, Migration and Projections): http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/6701

Information system Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=80 (Population) and https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=122 (Population projections)

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology on population and demographic processes: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Pop_6_Metodology_population_en.pdf;

· Methodology on population projections.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Data on population and demographic processes are presented annually to the Eurostat, UN and UNICEF - questionnaires filled in annually.

At national and regional level the main data users are ministries, agencies, national organisations and local authorities.

Data is presented to scientific institutes, universities, NGOs and others based on requests.

User satisfaction

No user' satisfaction surveys are carried out.

Completeness

Population data is available by sex, age (different groupings), residence (different territorial levels), citizenship and country of birth.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are published up to the end of April in the year following the reference year.

Punctuality

Data is released according to the terms.

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Data is collected and processed for the different territorial units using one and the same methodology and definitions.

Comparability - over time

Changes of the methodology and definitions for different time periods are published in the survey methodology.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Recalculations of the population at the end of reference year and for the previous one are done in the census years.

Data revision - practice

The recalculation of population is based on the census results and the respective calculations of the natural and migration growth for the reference year, received form the current demographic statistics.

Statistical processing
Source data

Source of data on the population number and structures is the Information system "Demography" and the information on demographic events (births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration) received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Exhaustively for all registered during the year demographic events.

Computer files are received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population (administrative source).

Data validation

Data on demographic events is checked and controlled before to be loaded in the IS "Demography".

For successful processing, the initial notification should meet the system rules on validation and control.

The processed results are validated in respect the consistency of a single table and between the tables.

Data compilation

Data is processed by the IS "Demography" according to the rules for validation and control of the demographic events.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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POPULATION, DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS - Population, Average annual population, Natural movement of the population, Population projections
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Population and Housing Fund Statistics

Contact name

Magdalena Kostova

Contact person function

Director "Demographic and Social Statistics" Directorate

 

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

mhkostova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 411

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

The population and its structures are defined as of 31.12. of the respective year. The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated based on the previous year data and data on natural and migration increase during the reference year.

In the census years, recalculations of the population are done as of the end of the respective and the previous year. The recalculations are based on the census results and the respective calculations for the natural and migration increase, received from the current demographic statistics for the reference year.

The concept "permanent population" is applied in calculation of the population and its structures. The persons are included, permanently living in the country (having current address) as of 31.12. of the respective year and who have not been absent from the country for more than 1 year period.

Demographic projections (the population perspective projections) are calculations done under settled in advance conditions for the future development of the fertility, mortality and migration. They give an idea for the population development during the projected period. Different scenarios for the population projections are used depending on the expected social-economic development of the country.

Classification system

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);

· Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (UCATTU).

Sector coverage

The data on population number and structures cover persons permanently living at the country territory no matter their citizenship and status. The population territorial distribution (by settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions) is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year and current address officially stated address of residence.

The last demographic projection elaborated by the NSI concerns the development of population up to 2080 with a starting point - the country population as of 31.12.2016 and takes into account the number of demographic events in 2017. The projection is prepared by single ages for each year within the period. Data is published for five-year periods.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Population as of 31.12.

Persons permanently living (having current address) in the country as of 31.12. of the reference year and who have not been absent for more than 1 year period.

The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated on the basis of the population data for the preceding year and the data for natural and mechanical movement of the population during the current year.

Average annual population

The average annual number of population is average arithmetical value of the population at the end of previous and the end of reference year.

Natural change

The difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths during the reference year.

Natural increase rate

Calculated per 1 000 population and representing the difference between the number of live births and deaths during the year and the average annual population for the same year.

Migration growth

The difference between immigration into and emigration from the area during the year.

Net international migration is the difference between immigration into and emigration from the country.

Age

The population age is calculated as of 31.12. in completed years based on date of birth, i.e. the age reached at the end of the reference year.

Population under, at and over working age

The age limits used for distribution of the population under, at and over working age defined according to the annually updated retirement age, adopted by the Council of Ministers.

Age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons under 15 years of age and number of persons 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years calculated in percentage.

Old age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons aged 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15-64 years calculated in percentage.

Rate of demographic ageing

Rate of increase of the population over working age (according to the respective age limits for male and female) compared to the previous year calculated in percentage.

Demographic replacement rate

Ratio between the number of population aged 15 to 19 years (persons entering working age) and the number of population aged 60 to 64 years (persons leaving working age) calculated in percentage.

Statistical unit

Persons

Statistical population

Total population

Reference area

Regional breakdown of the population is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year - settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions.

Time coverage

For population:

· 1880 - 2011  by census years;

· 1946 - 2017  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2017  on the NSI website.

For national projection - 2020 - 2080

For district projections - 2020 - 2080

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Source of data on the population number and structures is the Information system "Demography" and the information on demographic events (births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration) received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Exhaustively for all registered during the year demographic events.

Computer files are received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population (administrative source).

Data validation

Data on demographic events is checked and controlled before to be loaded in the IS "Demography".

For successful processing, the initial notification should meet the system rules on validation and control.

The processed results are validated in respect the consistency of a single table and between the tables.

Data compilation

Data is processed by the IS "Demography" according to the rules for validation and control of the demographic events.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Data on population and demographic processes are presented annually to the Eurostat, UN and UNICEF - questionnaires filled in annually.

At national and regional level the main data users are ministries, agencies, national organisations and local authorities.

Data is presented to scientific institutes, universities, NGOs and others based on requests.

User satisfaction

No user' satisfaction surveys are carried out.

Completeness

Population data is available by sex, age (different groupings), residence (different territorial levels), citizenship and country of birth.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error

Not applicable.

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable

Common units - proportion

Not applicable

Measurement error

Not applicable

Non response error

Not applicable

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable

Processing error

Not applicable

Imputation - rate

Not applicable

Model assumption error

Not applicable

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable

Data revision - policy

Recalculations of the population at the end of reference year and for the previous one are done in the census years.

Data revision - practice

The recalculation of population is based on the census results and the respective calculations of the natural and migration growth for the reference year, received form the current demographic statistics.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are published up to the end of April in the year following the reference year.

Time lag - first results

4 months after the reference date

Time lag - final results

4 months after the reference date

Punctuality

Data is released according to the terms.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Data is collected and processed for the different territorial units using one and the same methodology and definitions.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

Comparability - over time

Changes of the methodology and definitions for different time periods are published in the survey methodology.

Length of comparable time series

since 2000

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

News release "Population and demographic processes"

Publications

· Population and demographic processes;

· Statistical Reference book;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Booklet Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on population are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Population (Demography, Migration and Projections): http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/6701

Information system Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=80 (Population) and https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=122 (Population projections)

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology on population and demographic processes: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Pop_6_Metodology_population_en.pdf;

· Methodology on population projections.

Metadata completeness – rate

100%

Quality documentation

Not available.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

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  • Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2015 - 2017 is 74.8 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.3 years, while for female it is 7.1 years higher - 78.4 years.

  • Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2017 the population of Bulgaria is 7 050 034 persons, representing 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2016, the population decreases by 51 825 persons.

    There are 63 955 live born children in 2017. The number of live births decreases by 1 029 compared to the previous year.

    The number of deaths in 2017 is 109 791 and the crude mortality rate - 15.5‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths increases by 2 211.

  • Monday, 8 January 2018 - 11:00

    The most preferred names for new-born boys in 2017 are Aleksandar, Georgi and Martin, and for new-born girls - Viktoria, Maria and Nikol.

    The largest number of Bulgarians celebrate a name day on Tsvetnitsa (Palm Day), Ivanovden (The day of St. Ioan) and Arhangelovden (Michaelmas day).

    The leading names by regions for men are Georgi, Ivan and Dimitar, and for women - Maria, Ivanka and Elena.

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2014 - 2016 is 74.7 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.2 years, while for female it is 7.0 years higher - 78.2 years.

  • Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2016 the population of Bulgaria is 7 101 859 persons or 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2015, the population of the country decreases by 51 925 persons.

    There are 64 984 live born children in 2016. The number of live births decreases by 966 children compared to the previous year.

    The number of dead persons is 107 580 and the crude mortality rate - 15.1‰. Compared to the previous year the number of dead people decreases by 2 537.

  • Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 11:00

    Aleksandar and Viktoria are the most preferred names for new-born babies in Bulgaria in 2016.

  • Friday, 13 May 2016 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2013 - 2015 is 74.5 years

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.1 years, while for female it is 6.9 years higher - 78.0 years.

  • Friday, 15 April 2016 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2015 the population of Bulgaria is 7 153 784 persons, representing 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2014, the population decreases by 48 414 persons.

    There are 65 950 live born children in 2015. The number of live births decreases by 1 635 compared to the previous year.

    The number of deaths in 2015 is 110 117 and the crude mortality rate - 15.3‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths increases by 1 165.

  • Friday, 15 May 2015 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2012 - 2014 is 74.7 years. Compared to the previous period (2011 - 2013) it increased by 0.2 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.2 years, while for female it is 7.1 years higher - 78.3 years.

  • Friday, 17 April 2015 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2014 the population of Bulgaria is 7 202 198 persons or 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2013, the population of the country decreases by 43 479 persons.

    There are 67 585 live born children in 2014. The number of live births increases by 1 007 children compared to the previous year.

    The number of dead persons is 108 952 and the crude mortality rate - 15.1‰. Compared to the previous year the number of dead people increases by 4 607.

Pages

  • Population and Demographic Processes 2017
    The NSI annual electronic publication Population and Demographic Processes 2017 is available for users of statistical information.

    The issue is bilingual (Bulgarian/English) and contains detailed statistical information about the demographic state in the Republic of Bulgaria during the year of 2017. Data for the number and the structure of the population and for its natural movement and internal migration are published in the issue.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2018 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, business, students, experts etc.) and changes the traditional presentation of statistical information by offering an innovative structure with a parallel translation in English. The publication contains topical statistical information about the demographic, social and economic development of the country over the 2013 - 2017 period.
  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016
    The National Statistical Institute offers to the users who are interesting in regional statistics the specialized electronic publication ‘Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016’.
  • Health Services 2017
    The National Statistical Institute informs users of statistical information in the field of social statistics that the annual publication Health Services 2017 (in Bulgarian only) is already available.

    The publication Health Services is a joint edition of the National Statistical Institute and the National Centre for Public Health and Analyses at the Ministry of Health.

    The data sources are the statistical surveys carried out by the both institutions.

    In the publication data are systematized as follows:

  • Population and Demographic Processes 2016
    The NSI annual electronic publication Population and Demographic Processes 2016 is available for users of statistical information.

    The issue is bilingual (Bulgarian/English) and contains detailed statistical information about the demographic state in the Republic of Bulgaria during the year of 2016. Data for the number and the structure of the population and for its natural movement and internal migration are published in the issue.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

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