Average annual population by districts, municipalities and place of residence



AVERAGE ANNUAL POPULATION BY DISTRICTS, MUNICIPALITIES AND PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN 2018
(Number)
Districts
Municipalities
Average annual population
Total Urban rasidence Rural residence
Total 7 025 037 5 170 442 1 854 595
Blagoevgrad 306 503 183 679 122 824
Bansko 12 848 11 701 1 147
Belitsa 9 371 3 040 6 332
Blagoevgrad 75 456 69 298 6 159
Gotse Delchev 29 941 18 393 11 548
Garmen 14 827 - 14 827
Kresna 5 211 3 326 1 886
Petrich 49 820 27 125 22 695
Razlog 19 461 11 508 7 953
Sandanski 37 582 25 124 12 458
Satovcha 14 308 - 14 308
Simitli 13 382 6 394 6 988
Strumyani 5 102 - 5 102
Hadzhidimovo 9 246 2 495 6 752
Yakoruda 9 950 5 278 4 672
Burgas 410 955 313 801 97 154
Aytos 27 959 19 385 8 574
Burgas 209 059 204 106 4 953
Kameno 9 920 4 177 5 743
Karnobat 23 494 17 285 6 209
Malko Tarnovo 3 292 2 058 1 234
Nesebar 27 636 19 016 8 620
Pomorie 27 253 18 776 8 477
Primorsko 6 138 3 861 2 277
Ruen 27 952 - 27 952
Sozopol 12 971 6 436 6 535
Sredets 14 611 8 657 5 955
Sungurlare 11 570 2 976 8 594
Tsarevo 9 103 7 070 2 033
Varna 471 686 395 542 76 144
Avren 9 242 - 9 242
Aksakovo 20 640 11 723 8 917
Beloslav 10 445 7 370 3 075
Byala 3 285 2 090 1 196
Varna 345 059 336 180 8 879
Vetrino 4 829 - 4 829
Valchi Dol 9 297 2 882 6 415
Devnya 8 558 7 807 751
Dolni Chiflik 18 595 6 415 12 181
Dalgopol 13 363 4 454 8 909
Provadia 21 072 12 120 8 952
Suvorovo 7 304 4 504 2 801
Veliko Tarnovo 237 420 167 482 69 939
Veliko Tarnovo 86 972 74 716 12 256
Gorna Oryahovitsa 42 258 31 663 10 595
Elena 8 559 4 897 3 663
Zlataritsa 3 713 2 078 1 635
Lyaskovets 12 082 7 510 4 573
Pavlikeni 21 130 11 221 9 910
Polski Trambesh 12 634 3 945 8 689
Svishtov 36 002 25 555 10 448
Strazhitsa 11 786 4 258 7 528
Suhindol 2 286 1 642 644
Vidin 85 896 55 500 30 397
Belogradchik 5 651 4 560 1 091
Boynitsa 966 - 966
Bregovo 4 579 2 199 2 380
Vidin 54 251 43 771 10 480
Gramada 1 781 1 270 512
Dimovo 5 700 1 043 4 657
Kula 3 721 2 658 1 064
Makresh 1 294 - 1 294
Novo Selo 2 547 - 2 547
Ruzhintsi 3 659 - 3 659
Chuprene 1 750 - 1 750
Vratsa 164 097 96 301 67 796
Borovan 5 271 - 5 271
Byala Slatina 21 742 9 922 11 820
Vratsa 64 816 52 869 11 948
Kozloduy 19 212 11 930 7 282
Krivodol 8 568 2 651 5 917
Mezdra 18 704 9 342 9 363
Mizia 6 233 2 683 3 550
Oryahovo 9 725 4 360 5 366
Roman 5 534 2 547 2 988
Hayredin 4 294 - 4 294
Gabrovo 109 329 89 544 19 786
Gabrovo 58 096 52 616 5 480
Dryanovo 8 635 6 638 1 997
Sevlievo 32 388 20 559 11 829
Tryavna 10 211 9 731 480
Dobrich 174 988 120 963 54 026
Balchik 19 489 11 142 8 348
General Toshevo 13 205 6 207 6 999
Dobrich 20 460 - 20 460
Dobrich town 84 043 84 043 -
Kavarna 14 114 10 820 3 294
Krushari 3 968 - 3 968
Tervel 15 290 5 648 9 642
Shabla 4 421 3 104 1 317
Kardzhali 151 993 62 807 89 187
Ardino 12 711 3 961 8 751
Dzhebel 8 347 3 161 5 186
Kirkovo 21 149 - 21 149
Krumovgrad 17 001 4 751 12 250
Kardzhali 68 299 43 223 25 077
Momchilgrad 15 689 7 712 7 978
Chernoochene 8 797 - 8 797
Kyustendil 120 070 83 780 36 291
Bobovdol 7 612 4 994 2 618
Boboshevo 2 644 1 112 1 532
Dupnitsa 39 769 29 932 9 838
Kocherinovo 4 428 2 053 2 375
Kyustendil 53 559 40 054 13 506
Nevestino 2 053 - 2 053
Rila 2 491 2 122 369
Sapareva Banya 6 738 3 514 3 224
Treklyano 778 - 778
Lovech 125 917 79 140 46 778
Apriltsi 2 807 2 526 281
Letnitsa 3 397 2 451 946
Lovech 43 664 32 591 11 074
Lukovit 16 444 8 376 8 068
Teteven 19 251 8 765 10 487
Troyan 28 998 19 479 9 520
Ugarchin 5 601 2 377 3 224
Yablanitsa 5 757 2 577 3 180
Montana 130 926 84 017 46 909
Berkovitsa 16 499 12 104 4 395
Boychinovtsi 8 193 1 290 6 904
Brusartsi 4 381 960 3 421
Valchedram 8 570 3 134 5 437
Varshets 7 153 5 591 1 563
Georgi Damyanovo 2 231 - 2 231
Lom 24 809 19 951 4 858
Medkovets 3 561 - 3 561
Montana 48 443 39 418 9 026
Chiprovtsi 3 179 1 571 1 608
Yakimovo 3 908 - 3 908
Pazardzhik 256 722 161 060 95 662
Batak 5 413 2 824 2 589
Belovo 7 715 3 412 4 303
Bratsigovo 8 607 3 773 4 834
Velingrad 33 916 21 343 12 574
Lesichovo 5 172 - 5 172
Pazardzhik 107 941 68 383 39 558
Panagyurishte 22 680 16 138 6 543
Peshtera 17 808 15 912 1 896
Rakitovo 14 511 11 955 2 557
Septemvri 23 740 10 151 13 589
Strelcha 4 499 3 770 730
Sarnitsa 4 723 3 403 1 321
Pernik 121 651 96 254 25 397
Breznik 6 226 3 941 2 286
Zemen 2 402 1 491 912
Kovachevtsi 1 617 - 1 617
Pernik 89 018 75 456 13 562
Radomir 18 434 13 031 5 403
Tran 3 954 2 336 1 618
Pleven 242 295 161 998 80 297
Belene 8 594 7 165 1 430
Gulyantsi 10 468 2 921 7 548
Dolna Mitropolia 17 937 6 844 11 094
Dolni Dabnik 10 777 3 850 6 927
Iskar 6 092 2 864 3 228
Knezha 12 267 9 423 2 844
Levski 17 599 8 941 8 658
Nikopol 8 024 2 907 5 118
Pleven 120 279 100 654 19 625
Pordim 5 532 1 839 3 694
Cherven Bryag 24 728 14 595 10 134
Plovdiv 669 065 505 487 163 579
Asenovgrad 61 052 48 881 12 171
Brezovo 6 360 1 674 4 686
Kaloyanovo 10 741 - 10 741
Karlovo 48 550 28 194 20 356
Krichim 7 949 7 949 -
Kuklen 6 344 5 744 600
Laki 2 557 1 869 688
Maritsa 31 072 - 31 072
Perushtitsa 4 782 4 782 -
Plovdiv 346 053 346 053 -
Parvomay 23 630 12 224 11 406
Rakovski 25 447 14 738 10 709
Rodopi 30 414 - 30 414
Sadovo 14 577 2 446 12 132
Sopot 9 223 8 217 1 006
Stamboliyski 19 794 10 888 8 906
Saedinenie 9 592 5 419 4 173
Hisarya 10 933 6 412 4 522
Razgrad 112 972 53 347 59 625
Zavet 9 427 2 733 6 694
Isperih 20 515 8 116 12 399
Kubrat 16 127 6 425 9 702
Loznitsa 8 440 2 057 6 384
Razgrad 46 720 30 748 15 972
Samuil 6 419 - 6 419
Tsar Kaloyan 5 326 3 269 2 057
Ruse 219 946 171 473 48 473
Borovo 5 232 1 777 3 455
Byala 12 061 7 535 4 527
Vetovo 11 363 8 577 2 786
Dve Mogili 8 140 3 802 4 338
Ivanovo 8 236 - 8 236
Ruse 160 112 146 928 13 184
Slivo Pole 9 835 2 855 6 980
Tsenovo 4 970 - 4 970
Silistra 109 917 48 645 61 272
Alfatar 2 673 1 407 1 266
Glavinitsa 9 991 1 352 8 639
Dulovo 27 455 6 406 21 049
Kaynardzha 5 088 - 5 088
Silistra 46 033 31 680 14 354
Sitovo 5 019 - 5 019
Tutrakan 13 659 7 801 5 859
Sliven 187 464 123 510 63 955
Kotel 18 226 5 227 12 999
Nova Zagora 36 256 20 834 15 422
Sliven 119 527 88 169 31 358
Tvarditsa 13 457 9 280 4 177
Smolyan 106 352 59 638 46 714
Banite 3 966 - 3 966
Borino 3 122 - 3 122
Devin 11 056 6 056 5 001
Dospat 7 968 2 108 5 861
Zlatograd 10 829 6 394 4 436
Madan 10 978 5 331 5 647
Nedelino 5 878 3 860 2 019
Rudozem 9 098 3 392 5 706
Smolyan 36 766 27 678 9 088
Chepelare 6 692 4 821 1 871
Sofia (stolitsa) 1 326 775 1 267 840 58 935
Stolichna 1 326 775 1 267 840 58 935
Sofia 230 302 141 235 89 068
Anton 1 448 - 1 448
Bozhurishte 8 364 5 584 2 780
Botevgrad 31 200 19 256 11 944
Godech 4 782 3 946 836
Gorna Malina 6 488 - 6 488
Dolna Banya 4 464 4 452 12
Dragoman 4 781 3 085 1 696
Elin Pelin 21 990 6 850 15 141
Etropole 11 214 9 681 1 534
Zlatitsa 5 234 4 589 646
Ihtiman 16 948 12 691 4 257
Koprivshtitsa 2 063 2 063 -
Kostenets 11 337 7 441 3 896
Kostinbrod 16 784 11 439 5 345
Mirkovo 2 277 - 2 277
Pirdop 7 457 6 739 718
Pravets 7 182 3 606 3 577
Samokov 35 239 25 178 10 061
Svoge 19 505 7 571 11 934
Slivnitsa 8 856 7 067 1 789
Chavdar 1 163 - 1 163
Chelopech 1 531 - 1 531
Stara Zagora 317 712 229 605 88 107
Bratya Daskalovi 7 965 - 7 965
Gurkovo 4 995 2 729 2 266
Galabovo 11 742 7 447 4 296
Kazanlak 68 381 49 226 19 155
Maglizh 9 700 3 056 6 645
Nikolaevo 4 482 2 762 1 720
Opan 2 504 - 2 504
Pavel Banya 13 265 2 517 10 748
Radnevo 18 042 11 661 6 381
Stara Zagora 157 077 136 011 21 066
Chirpan 19 560 14 198 5 363
Targovishte 112 036 60 580 51 456
Antonovo 5 637 1 421 4 217
Omurtag 20 836 7 106 13 730
Opaka 6 014 2 491 3 523
Popovo 25 468 14 113 11 355
Targovishte 54 082 35 450 18 632
Haskovo 229 709 166 488 63 221
Dimitrovgrad 47 794 35 736 12 059
Ivaylovgrad 5 770 3 273 2 498
Lyubimets 9 276 7 000 2 276
Madzharovo 1 871 591 1 280
Mineralni Bani 6 139 - 6 139
Svilengrad 21 791 17 478 4 313
Simeonovgrad 8 712 6 889 1 823
Stambolovo 5 742 - 5 742
Topolovgrad 9 941 4 852 5 090
Harmanli 25 479 19 862 5 617
Haskovo 87 196 70 810 16 386
Shumen 172 661 106 174 66 487
Veliki Preslav 12 315 7 141 5 175
Venets 7 209 - 7 209
Varbitsa 10 376 3 332 7 045
Kaolinovo 12 709 1 528 11 181
Kaspichan 7 357 3 580 3 777
Nikola Kozlevo 6 220 - 6 220
Novi Pazar 16 171 11 344 4 827
Smyadovo 6 090 3 581 2 509
Hitrino 6 713 - 6 713
Shumen 87 502 75 669 11 833
Yambol 119 684 84 560 35 124
Bolyarovo 3 589 1 097 2 492
Elhovo 14 309 9 393 4 916
Straldzha 11 693 5 610 6 083
Tundzha 21 633 - 21 633
Yambol 68 460 68 460 -
12.04.2019


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

[email protected]

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.

Comment
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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

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

[email protected]

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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  • Monday, 13 May 2019 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2016 - 2018 is 74.8 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.4 years, while for female it is 7.0 years higher - 78.4 years.

  • Friday, 12 April 2019 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2018 the population of Bulgaria is 7 000 039 persons, representing 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2017, the population decreases by 49 995 persons.

    There are 62 197 live born children in 2018. The number of live births decreases by 1 758 compared to the previous year.

    The number of deaths in 2018 is 108 526 and the crude mortality rate - 15.4‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths decreases by 1 265.

  • Friday, 4 January 2019 - 16:52

    What names did we give our children in 2018?

    Which are the most popular surnames and the most common male and female names in Bulgaria?

    Does Alexander retain in 2018 the top position in the names of newborn boys?

    These are just some of the questions we answer with the new infographic ‘Names in Bulgaria 2018’.

  • 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.

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  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017
    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 2017’.
  • Health Services 2018
    The National Statistical Institute informs users of statistical information in the field of social statistics that the annual publication Health Services 2018 (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:

  • Sustainable development of Bulgaria 2005 - 2016
    The National Statistical Institute offers to the users the overview publication ‘Sustainable Development of Bulgaria 2005 - 2016’. The publication contains statistical indicators elaborated in conformity with the System of Sustainable Development Indicators developed by EUROSTAT.

    The data is systematized in the following sections: Socioeconomic development; Sustainable consumption and production; Social inclusion; Demographic changes; Public health; Climate change and clean energy; Sustainable transport; Natural resources; Global partnership; Good governance.

  • Women and Men in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the new printed publication ‘Women and Men in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018’.

    The issue includes interesting and amusing information about the lives of women and men in our country, about the similarities and differences between them, presented through graphs and tables, short texts and thematic infographics.

    The publication is intended for a wide range of users, the state administration, NGO’s and other organizations working in the field of gender equality.

  • 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.

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