Average annual population by districts, municipalities and place of residence



AVERAGE ANNUAL POPULATION BY DISTRICTS, MUNICIPALITIES AND PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN 2017
(Number)
Districts
Municipalities
Average annual population
Total Urban rasidence Rural residence
Total 7 075 947 5 193 070 1 882 877
Blagoevgrad 309 102 184 638 124 464
Bansko 12 821 11 638 1 184
Belitsa 9 484 3 081 6 403
Blagoevgrad 75 723 69 492 6 231
Gotse Delchev 30 110 18 493 11 617
Garmen 14 854 - 14 854
Kresna 5 334 3 395 1 939
Petrich 50 500 27 399 23 101
Razlog 19 662 11 591 8 071
Sandanski 37 958 25 205 12 753
Satovcha 14 426 - 14 426
Simitli 13 579 6 470 7 109
Strumyani 5 234 - 5 234
Hadzhidimovo 9 360 2 524 6 836
Yakoruda 10 060 5 351 4 709
Burgas 412 132 314 267 97 865
Aytos 28 156 19 467 8 689
Burgas 209 267 204 299 4 968
Kameno 10 024 4 190 5 834
Karnobat 23 719 17 413 6 306
Malko Tarnovo 3 418 2 119 1 299
Nesebar 27 333 18 759 8 574
Pomorie 27 336 18 792 8 545
Primorsko 6 193 3 889 2 304
Ruen 28 114 - 28 114
Sozopol 12 838 6 452 6 386
Sredets 14 785 8 729 6 056
Sungurlare 11 690 2 986 8 704
Tsarevo 9 264 7 174 2 090
Varna 472 387 395 327 77 061
Avren 9 439 - 9 439
Aksakovo 20 846 11 817 9 029
Beloslav 10 577 7 461 3 117
Byala 3 298 2 097 1 201
Varna 344 370 335 516 8 854
Vetrino 4 918 - 4 918
Valchi Dol 9 496 2 935 6 561
Devnya 8 645 7 863 783
Dolni Chiflik 18 730 6 461 12 269
Dalgopol 13 509 4 488 9 021
Provadia 21 195 12 158 9 037
Suvorovo 7 367 4 533 2 834
Veliko Tarnovo 240 696 169 149 71 547
Veliko Tarnovo 87 146 74 590 12 556
Gorna Oryahovitsa 42 836 31 998 10 838
Elena 8 707 5 000 3 707
Zlataritsa 3 771 2 095 1 676
Lyaskovets 12 304 7 644 4 661
Pavlikeni 21 539 11 386 10 153
Polski Trambesh 12 921 4 000 8 921
Svishtov 37 198 26 458 10 740
Strazhitsa 11 930 4 301 7 630
Suhindol 2 345 1 679 667
Vidin 87 897 56 459 31 438
Belogradchik 5 794 4 653 1 141
Boynitsa 1 037 - 1 037
Bregovo 4 734 2 260 2 474
Vidin 55 264 44 444 10 820
Gramada 1 868 1 331 537
Dimovo 5 825 1 064 4 761
Kula 3 828 2 709 1 119
Makresh 1 350 - 1 350
Novo Selo 2 642 - 2 642
Ruzhintsi 3 738 - 3 738
Chuprene 1 821 - 1 821
Vratsa 167 186 97 523 69 663
Borovan 5 355 - 5 355
Byala Slatina 22 236 10 094 12 143
Vratsa 65 545 53 345 12 200
Kozloduy 19 548 12 122 7 426
Krivodol 8 823 2 698 6 126
Mezdra 19 192 9 488 9 704
Mizia 6 426 2 765 3 661
Oryahovo 9 959 4 448 5 511
Roman 5 689 2 565 3 125
Hayredin 4 416 - 4 416
Gabrovo 111 294 91 096 20 199
Gabrovo 59 115 53 534 5 582
Dryanovo 8 858 6 805 2 053
Sevlievo 32 860 20 776 12 084
Tryavna 10 462 9 981 481
Dobrich 177 292 122 359 54 933
Balchik 19 761 11 280 8 481
General Toshevo 13 471 6 301 7 170
Dobrich 20 728 - 20 728
Dobrich town 84 952 84 952 -
Kavarna 14 301 10 928 3 374
Krushari 4 084 - 4 084
Tervel 15 453 5 727 9 726
Shabla 4 542 3 172 1 371
Kardzhali 150 975 62 395 88 581
Ardino 12 527 3 859 8 668
Dzhebel 8 240 3 119 5 121
Kirkovo 21 087 - 21 087
Krumovgrad 16 929 4 655 12 275
Kardzhali 67 769 43 102 24 667
Momchilgrad 15 572 7 660 7 912
Chernoochene 8 852 - 8 852
Kyustendil 122 265 84 962 37 304
Bobovdol 7 839 5 119 2 720
Boboshevo 2 746 1 145 1 601
Dupnitsa 40 457 30 396 10 061
Kocherinovo 4 592 2 097 2 495
Kyustendil 54 245 40 454 13 791
Nevestino 2 134 - 2 134
Rila 2 567 2 183 384
Sapareva Banya 6 870 3 568 3 302
Treklyano 817 - 817
Lovech 128 092 80 321 47 771
Apriltsi 2 875 2 589 286
Letnitsa 3 437 2 467 970
Lovech 44 540 33 122 11 418
Lukovit 16 638 8 468 8 171
Teteven 19 558 8 922 10 636
Troyan 29 448 19 695 9 753
Ugarchin 5 752 2 424 3 328
Yablanitsa 5 844 2 634 3 210
Montana 133 442 85 186 48 256
Berkovitsa 16 803 12 266 4 538
Boychinovtsi 8 369 1 316 7 053
Brusartsi 4 491 995 3 496
Valchedram 8 741 3 198 5 543
Varshets 7 379 5 742 1 637
Georgi Damyanovo 2 330 - 2 330
Lom 25 321 20 328 4 993
Medkovets 3 677 - 3 677
Montana 49 010 39 717 9 293
Chiprovtsi 3 286 1 625 1 661
Yakimovo 4 038 - 4 038
Pazardzhik 259 390 162 390 97 000
Batak 5 504 2 891 2 613
Belovo 7 900 3 490 4 411
Bratsigovo 8 755 3 842 4 914
Velingrad 34 163 21 494 12 670
Lesichovo 5 268 - 5 268
Pazardzhik 108 895 68 768 40 127
Panagyurishte 22 962 16 291 6 671
Peshtera 18 018 16 088 1 930
Rakitovo 14 585 12 007 2 578
Septemvri 24 033 10 290 13 744
Strelcha 4 559 3 801 758
Sarnitsa 4 751 3 433 1 318
Pernik 123 096 96 982 26 114
Breznik 6 342 3 944 2 398
Zemen 2 476 1 525 951
Kovachevtsi 1 686 - 1 686
Pernik 89 814 75 994 13 820
Radomir 18 777 13 195 5 582
Tran 4 002 2 325 1 678
Pleven 246 174 164 026 82 148
Belene 8 859 7 358 1 501
Gulyantsi 10 727 2 966 7 761
Dolna Mitropolia 18 346 6 912 11 434
Dolni Dabnik 10 927 3 903 7 024
Iskar 6 225 2 916 3 309
Knezha 12 488 9 572 2 916
Levski 17 946 9 080 8 866
Nikopol 8 228 2 963 5 265
Pleven 121 545 101 645 19 900
Pordim 5 684 1 878 3 806
Cherven Bryag 25 203 14 835 10 369
Plovdiv 670 685 505 009 165 676
Asenovgrad 61 543 49 146 12 397
Brezovo 6 584 1 715 4 870
Kaloyanovo 10 908 - 10 908
Karlovo 49 080 28 517 20 564
Krichim 8 034 8 034 -
Kuklen 6 293 5 756 538
Laki 2 611 1 902 709
Maritsa 31 317 - 31 317
Perushtitsa 4 825 4 825 -
Plovdiv 344 319 344 319 -
Parvomay 24 020 12 349 11 671
Rakovski 25 584 14 772 10 812
Rodopi 30 690 - 30 690
Sadovo 14 712 2 464 12 248
Sopot 9 274 8 261 1 013
Stamboliyski 19 908 10 962 8 946
Saedinenie 9 789 5 472 4 317
Hisarya 11 198 6 518 4 680
Razgrad 114 558 54 062 60 497
Zavet 9 625 2 779 6 846
Isperih 20 751 8 200 12 552
Kubrat 16 470 6 543 9 928
Loznitsa 8 541 2 090 6 451
Razgrad 47 267 31 111 16 156
Samuil 6 464 - 6 464
Tsar Kaloyan 5 442 3 340 2 102
Ruse 222 413 172 909 49 504
Borovo 5 372 1 816 3 557
Byala 12 242 7 658 4 584
Vetovo 11 542 8 697 2 845
Dve Mogili 8 386 3 888 4 499
Ivanovo 8 432 - 8 432
Ruse 161 326 147 974 13 352
Slivo Pole 10 003 2 877 7 126
Tsenovo 5 112 - 5 112
Silistra 111 260 49 264 61 996
Alfatar 2 697 1 428 1 269
Glavinitsa 10 164 1 378 8 786
Dulovo 27 575 6 385 21 190
Kaynardzha 5 107 - 5 107
Silistra 46 743 32 146 14 597
Sitovo 5 079 - 5 079
Tutrakan 13 896 7 928 5 969
Sliven 189 111 124 454 64 657
Kotel 18 348 5 299 13 049
Nova Zagora 36 848 21 129 15 719
Sliven 120 358 88 733 31 625
Tvarditsa 13 558 9 294 4 264
Smolyan 108 354 60 480 47 874
Banite 4 111 - 4 111
Borino 3 205 - 3 205
Devin 11 301 6 162 5 140
Dospat 8 111 2 164 5 947
Zlatograd 10 992 6 472 4 521
Madan 11 172 5 412 5 760
Nedelino 6 065 3 944 2 121
Rudozem 9 229 3 431 5 798
Smolyan 37 332 28 006 9 327
Chepelare 6 838 4 892 1 946
Sofia (stolitsa) 1 324 533 1 265 180 59 354
Stolichna 1 324 533 1 265 180 59 354
Sofia 232 874 142 345 90 530
Anton 1 459 - 1 459
Bozhurishte 8 361 5 547 2 814
Botevgrad 31 441 19 378 12 063
Godech 4 863 4 013 850
Gorna Malina 6 629 - 6 629
Dolna Banya 4 509 4 504 5
Dragoman 4 869 3 128 1 741
Elin Pelin 22 077 6 874 15 203
Etropole 11 377 9 791 1 586
Zlatitsa 5 325 4 656 669
Ihtiman 17 087 12 708 4 380
Koprivshtitsa 2 107 2 107 -
Kostenets 11 556 7 591 3 965
Kostinbrod 16 895 11 501 5 395
Mirkovo 2 340 - 2 340
Pirdop 7 592 6 861 731
Pravets 7 247 3 630 3 617
Samokov 35 643 25 300 10 343
Svoge 19 824 7 627 12 198
Slivnitsa 8 955 7 131 1 825
Chavdar 1 176 - 1 176
Chelopech 1 546 - 1 546
Stara Zagora 320 222 230 661 89 562
Bratya Daskalovi 8 170 - 8 170
Gurkovo 5 003 2 729 2 274
Galabovo 11 977 7 555 4 422
Kazanlak 68 821 49 325 19 496
Maglizh 9 815 3 110 6 705
Nikolaevo 4 486 2 747 1 739
Opan 2 580 - 2 580
Pavel Banya 13 387 2 550 10 838
Radnevo 18 341 11 791 6 550
Stara Zagora 157 924 136 544 21 380
Chirpan 19 721 14 312 5 410
Targovishte 113 084 60 979 52 105
Antonovo 5 706 1 444 4 263
Omurtag 21 002 7 201 13 801
Opaka 6 135 2 530 3 605
Popovo 25 951 14 315 11 636
Targovishte 54 292 35 491 18 801
Haskovo 232 346 168 021 64 325
Dimitrovgrad 48 681 36 360 12 321
Ivaylovgrad 5 930 3 349 2 582
Lyubimets 9 391 7 051 2 341
Madzharovo 1 721 586 1 135
Mineralni Bani 6 239 - 6 239
Svilengrad 22 102 17 676 4 426
Simeonovgrad 8 316 6 509 1 807
Stambolovo 5 767 - 5 767
Topolovgrad 10 219 4 939 5 280
Harmanli 25 856 20 103 5 753
Haskovo 88 126 71 450 16 676
Shumen 173 721 107 145 66 577
Veliki Preslav 12 488 7 227 5 261
Venets 7 124 - 7 124
Varbitsa 10 378 3 310 7 068
Kaolinovo 12 599 1 514 11 085
Kaspichan 7 491 3 652 3 839
Nikola Kozlevo 6 170 - 6 170
Novi Pazar 16 311 11 447 4 865
Smyadovo 6 152 3 594 2 559
Hitrino 6 589 - 6 589
Shumen 88 422 76 402 12 020
Yambol 121 373 85 491 35 883
Bolyarovo 3 662 1 114 2 549
Elhovo 14 554 9 516 5 039
Straldzha 11 904 5 668 6 237
Tundzha 22 059 - 22 059
Yambol 69 194 69 194 -
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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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

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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