Natural movement of the population by districts, municipalities and sex



NATURAL MOVEMENT OF THE POPULATION BY DISTRICTS, MUNICIPALITIES AND SEX IN 2017
(Number)
Districts
Municipalities
Live births Deaths Natural increase
Total Boys Girls Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 63 955 32 787 31 168 109 791 56 781 53 010 -45 836 -23 994 -21 842
Blagoevgrad 2 702 1 375 1 327 4 101 2 197 1 904 -1 399 -822 -577
Bansko 86 34 52 180 91 89 -94 -57 -37
Belitsa 91 48 43 128 71 57 -37 -23 -14
Blagoevgrad 715 357 358 893 477 416 -178 -120 -58
Gotse Delchev 297 142 155 368 191 177 -71 -49 -22
Garmen 143 73 70 135 63 72 8 10 -2
Kresna 34 15 19 98 51 47 -64 -36 -28
Petrich 447 245 202 696 391 305 -249 -146 -103
Razlog 204 96 108 272 134 138 -68 -38 -30
Sandanski 306 163 143 547 305 242 -241 -142 -99
Satovcha 93 52 41 163 95 68 -70 -43 -27
Simitli 120 60 60 232 132 100 -112 -72 -40
Strumyani 31 17 14 107 51 56 -76 -34 -42
Hadzhidimovo 63 34 29 139 67 72 -76 -33 -43
Yakoruda 72 39 33 143 78 65 -71 -39 -32
Burgas 3 913 2 003 1 910 5 688 2 992 2 696 -1 775 -989 -786
Aytos 305 151 154 387 198 189 -82 -47 -35
Burgas 1 890 944 946 2 497 1 294 1 203 -607 -350 -257
Kameno 114 48 66 240 142 98 -126 -94 -32
Karnobat 242 127 115 411 193 218 -169 -66 -103
Malko Tarnovo 32 16 16 86 41 45 -54 -25 -29
Nesebar 251 112 139 322 174 148 -71 -62 -9
Pomorie 240 137 103 393 201 192 -153 -64 -89
Primorsko 45 29 16 100 52 48 -55 -23 -32
Ruen 300 162 138 290 181 109 10 -19 29
Sozopol 133 65 68 230 129 101 -97 -64 -33
Sredets 164 96 68 307 157 150 -143 -61 -82
Sungurlare 99 61 38 264 142 122 -165 -81 -84
Tsarevo 98 55 43 161 88 73 -63 -33 -30
Varna 4 413 2 329 2 084 6 095 3 209 2 886 -1 682 -880 -802
Avren 55 30 25 181 102 79 -126 -72 -54
Aksakovo 184 96 88 393 202 191 -209 -106 -103
Beloslav 84 47 37 154 76 78 -70 -29 -41
Byala 26 18 8 74 41 33 -48 -23 -25
Varna 3 276 1 733 1 543 3 711 1 944 1 767 -435 -211 -224
Vetrino 33 12 21 152 85 67 -119 -73 -46
Valchi Dol 85 42 43 254 149 105 -169 -107 -62
Devnya 86 41 45 147 68 79 -61 -27 -34
Dolni Chiflik 198 99 99 285 146 139 -87 -47 -40
Dalgopol 133 69 64 246 131 115 -113 -62 -51
Provadia 186 105 81 339 178 161 -153 -73 -80
Suvorovo 67 37 30 159 87 72 -92 -50 -42
Veliko Tarnovo 2 087 1 047 1 040 4 273 2 228 2 045 -2 186 -1 181 -1 005
Veliko Tarnovo 788 380 408 1 128 588 540 -340 -208 -132
Gorna Oryahovitsa 324 170 154 748 408 340 -424 -238 -186
Elena 78 41 37 197 116 81 -119 -75 -44
Zlataritsa 34 18 16 93 52 41 -59 -34 -25
Lyaskovets 72 36 36 287 143 144 -215 -107 -108
Pavlikeni 173 81 92 505 235 270 -332 -154 -178
Polski Trambesh 106 66 40 336 187 149 -230 -121 -109
Svishtov 378 181 197 646 327 319 -268 -146 -122
Strazhitsa 115 65 50 242 131 111 -127 -66 -61
Suhindol 19 9 10 91 41 50 -72 -32 -40
Vidin 572 288 284 1 999 1 018 981 -1 427 -730 -697
Belogradchik 35 15 20 134 69 65 -99 -54 -45
Boynitsa 4 3 1 46 25 21 -42 -22 -20
Bregovo 36 13 23 144 74 70 -108 -61 -47
Vidin 331 173 158 1 007 511 496 -676 -338 -338
Gramada 10 6 4 65 38 27 -55 -32 -23
Dimovo 65 34 31 153 87 66 -88 -53 -35
Kula 22 9 13 111 64 47 -89 -55 -34
Makresh 8 3 5 63 27 36 -55 -24 -31
Novo Selo 13 6 7 89 36 53 -76 -30 -46
Ruzhintsi 31 17 14 116 58 58 -85 -41 -44
Chuprene 17 9 8 71 29 42 -54 -20 -34
Vratsa 1 320 677 643 3 359 1 704 1 655 -2 039 -1 027 -1 012
Borovan 49 23 26 114 66 48 -65 -43 -22
Byala Slatina 200 111 89 495 238 257 -295 -127 -168
Vratsa 491 247 244 1 044 516 528 -553 -269 -284
Kozloduy 169 90 79 315 157 158 -146 -67 -79
Krivodol 70 34 36 293 152 141 -223 -118 -105
Mezdra 140 72 68 414 224 190 -274 -152 -122
Mizia 46 23 23 171 95 76 -125 -72 -53
Oryahovo 67 38 29 238 126 112 -171 -88 -83
Roman 53 27 26 141 68 73 -88 -41 -47
Hayredin 35 12 23 134 62 72 -99 -50 -49
Gabrovo 727 377 350 2 327 1 142 1 185 -1 600 -765 -835
Gabrovo 365 188 177 1 144 585 559 -779 -397 -382
Dryanovo 60 28 32 226 106 120 -166 -78 -88
Sevlievo 259 137 122 740 349 391 -481 -212 -269
Tryavna 43 24 19 217 102 115 -174 -78 -96
Dobrich 1 400 712 688 2 957 1 603 1 354 -1 557 -891 -666
Balchik 165 84 81 313 183 130 -148 -99 -49
General Toshevo 96 50 46 281 144 137 -185 -94 -91
Dobrich 173 90 83 519 288 231 -346 -198 -148
Dobrich town 652 319 333 1 151 614 537 -499 -295 -204
Kavarna 112 66 46 241 126 115 -129 -60 -69
Krushari 42 20 22 80 44 36 -38 -24 -14
Tervel 133 68 65 255 142 113 -122 -74 -48
Shabla 27 15 12 117 62 55 -90 -47 -43
Kardzhali 1 372 694 678 1 959 1 011 948 -587 -317 -270
Ardino 100 52 48 177 88 89 -77 -36 -41
Dzhebel 63 37 26 91 54 37 -28 -17 -11
Kirkovo 185 84 101 317 164 153 -132 -80 -52
Krumovgrad 163 89 74 256 138 118 -93 -49 -44
Kardzhali 677 342 335 807 407 400 -130 -65 -65
Momchilgrad 124 64 60 187 104 83 -63 -40 -23
Chernoochene 60 26 34 124 56 68 -64 -30 -34
Kyustendil 877 452 425 2 533 1 331 1 202 -1 656 -879 -777
Bobovdol 53 29 24 189 105 84 -136 -76 -60
Boboshevo 16 8 8 102 52 50 -86 -44 -42
Dupnitsa 338 173 165 695 365 330 -357 -192 -165
Kocherinovo 25 13 12 147 69 78 -122 -56 -66
Kyustendil 365 186 179 1 062 553 509 -697 -367 -330
Nevestino 8 3 5 96 45 51 -88 -42 -46
Rila 16 11 5 81 43 38 -65 -32 -33
Sapareva Banya 50 27 23 135 83 52 -85 -56 -29
Treklyano 6 2 4 26 16 10 -20 -14 -6
Lovech 1 009 533 476 2 699 1 408 1 291 -1 690 -875 -815
Apriltsi 15 6 9 85 34 51 -70 -28 -42
Letnitsa 30 16 14 86 38 48 -56 -22 -34
Lovech 267 138 129 905 512 393 -638 -374 -264
Lukovit 191 102 89 357 191 166 -166 -89 -77
Teteven 175 94 81 374 190 184 -199 -96 -103
Troyan 201 99 102 578 272 306 -377 -173 -204
Ugarchin 48 29 19 178 93 85 -130 -64 -66
Yablanitsa 82 49 33 136 78 58 -54 -29 -25
Montana 1 019 508 511 2 812 1 448 1 364 -1 793 -940 -853
Berkovitsa 124 60 64 384 181 203 -260 -121 -139
Boychinovtsi 69 35 34 235 127 108 -166 -92 -74
Brusartsi 40 15 25 121 58 63 -81 -43 -38
Valchedram 94 55 39 233 117 116 -139 -62 -77
Varshets 51 22 29 140 74 66 -89 -52 -37
Georgi Damyanovo 7 5 2 80 31 49 -73 -26 -47
Lom 188 87 101 512 272 240 -324 -185 -139
Medkovets 28 18 10 112 57 55 -84 -39 -45
Montana 365 183 182 778 411 367 -413 -228 -185
Chiprovtsi 15 8 7 109 66 43 -94 -58 -36
Yakimovo 38 20 18 108 54 54 -70 -34 -36
Pazardzhik 2 347 1 210 1 137 4 151 2 095 2 056 -1 804 -885 -919
Batak 36 18 18 102 46 56 -66 -28 -38
Belovo 57 29 28 179 96 83 -122 -67 -55
Bratsigovo 78 37 41 170 84 86 -92 -47 -45
Velingrad 357 184 173 489 268 221 -132 -84 -48
Lesichovo 48 25 23 127 59 68 -79 -34 -45
Pazardzhik 973 489 484 1 672 854 818 -699 -365 -334
Panagyurishte 205 104 101 405 201 204 -200 -97 -103
Peshtera 160 101 59 262 125 137 -102 -24 -78
Rakitovo 144 65 79 187 81 106 -43 -16 -27
Septemvri 220 122 98 408 204 204 -188 -82 -106
Strelcha 32 17 15 98 53 45 -66 -36 -30
Sarnitsa 37 19 18 52 24 28 -15 -5 -10
Pernik 922 468 454 2 445 1 285 1 160 -1 523 -817 -706
Breznik 37 24 13 256 135 121 -219 -111 -108
Zemen 12 9 3 94 47 47 -82 -38 -44
Kovachevtsi 11 3 8 67 43 24 -56 -40 -16
Pernik 718 366 352 1 474 789 685 -756 -423 -333
Radomir 114 49 65 453 225 228 -339 -176 -163
Tran 30 17 13 101 46 55 -71 -29 -42
Pleven 2 112 1 089 1 023 4 626 2 333 2 293 -2 514 -1 244 -1 270
Belene 38 17 21 180 98 82 -142 -81 -61
Gulyantsi 82 44 38 320 148 172 -238 -104 -134
Dolna Mitropolia 195 103 92 429 210 219 -234 -107 -127
Dolni Dabnik 128 72 56 224 107 117 -96 -35 -61
Iskar 54 25 29 161 75 86 -107 -50 -57
Knezha 112 62 50 269 144 125 -157 -82 -75
Levski 133 68 65 407 230 177 -274 -162 -112
Nikopol 66 30 36 214 89 125 -148 -59 -89
Pleven 1 033 529 504 1 742 884 858 -709 -355 -354
Pordim 33 17 16 174 93 81 -141 -76 -65
Cherven Bryag 238 122 116 506 255 251 -268 -133 -135
Plovdiv 6 410 3 260 3 150 9 885 5 104 4 781 -3 475 -1 844 -1 631
Asenovgrad 603 308 295 958 525 433 -355 -217 -138
Brezovo 44 23 21 192 101 91 -148 -78 -70
Kaloyanovo 94 40 54 300 158 142 -206 -118 -88
Karlovo 416 191 225 796 406 390 -380 -215 -165
Krichim 80 41 39 119 68 51 -39 -27 -12
Kuklen 63 34 29 103 54 49 -40 -20 -20
Laki 19 13 6 38 26 12 -19 -13 -6
Maritsa 292 155 137 509 286 223 -217 -131 -86
Perushtitsa 48 22 26 86 34 52 -38 -12 -26
Plovdiv 3 425 1 755 1 670 4 059 2 032 2 027 -634 -277 -357
Parvomay 217 108 109 529 262 267 -312 -154 -158
Rakovski 294 157 137 400 223 177 -106 -66 -40
Rodopi 232 126 106 549 299 250 -317 -173 -144
Sadovo 165 77 88 253 127 126 -88 -50 -38
Sopot 91 44 47 135 78 57 -44 -34 -10
Stamboliyski 197 97 100 308 162 146 -111 -65 -46
Saedinenie 68 38 30 254 124 130 -186 -86 -100
Hisarya 62 31 31 297 139 158 -235 -108 -127
Razgrad 882 447 435 1 950 1 035 915 -1 068 -588 -480
Zavet 65 28 37 147 81 66 -82 -53 -29
Isperih 183 93 90 313 158 155 -130 -65 -65
Kubrat 107 51 56 333 160 173 -226 -109 -117
Loznitsa 66 42 24 114 72 42 -48 -30 -18
Razgrad 351 169 182 825 450 375 -474 -281 -193
Samuil 63 34 29 107 56 51 -44 -22 -22
Tsar Kaloyan 47 30 17 111 58 53 -64 -28 -36
Ruse 1 688 928 760 3 675 1 884 1 791 -1 987 -956 -1 031
Borovo 24 14 10 141 73 68 -117 -59 -58
Byala 96 51 45 231 126 105 -135 -75 -60
Vetovo 103 62 41 178 91 87 -75 -29 -46
Dve Mogili 51 28 23 191 84 107 -140 -56 -84
Ivanovo 56 33 23 225 116 109 -169 -83 -86
Ruse 1 224 666 558 2 338 1 210 1 128 -1 114 -544 -570
Slivo Pole 94 50 44 219 107 112 -125 -57 -68
Tsenovo 40 24 16 152 77 75 -112 -53 -59
Silistra 928 475 453 1 905 1 057 848 -977 -582 -395
Alfatar 23 12 11 64 41 23 -41 -29 -12
Glavinitsa 82 40 42 169 99 70 -87 -59 -28
Dulovo 281 142 139 365 216 149 -84 -74 -10
Kaynardzha 80 35 45 85 44 41 -5 -9 4
Silistra 319 166 153 864 471 393 -545 -305 -240
Sitovo 33 17 16 93 51 42 -60 -34 -26
Tutrakan 110 63 47 265 135 130 -155 -72 -83
Sliven 2 372 1 217 1 155 2 890 1 534 1 356 -518 -317 -201
Kotel 241 124 117 293 153 140 -52 -29 -23
Nova Zagora 444 236 208 643 350 293 -199 -114 -85
Sliven 1 462 756 706 1 737 912 825 -275 -156 -119
Tvarditsa 225 101 124 217 119 98 8 -18 26
Smolyan 741 359 382 1 771 950 821 -1 030 -591 -439
Banite 13 6 7 109 50 59 -96 -44 -52
Borino 19 9 10 56 37 19 -37 -28 -9
Devin 62 31 31 196 100 96 -134 -69 -65
Dospat 55 27 28 104 51 53 -49 -24 -25
Zlatograd 83 36 47 164 88 76 -81 -52 -29
Madan 83 41 42 174 95 79 -91 -54 -37
Nedelino 34 19 15 90 46 44 -56 -27 -29
Rudozem 74 42 32 116 58 58 -42 -16 -26
Smolyan 285 136 149 619 352 267 -334 -216 -118
Chepelare 33 12 21 143 73 70 -110 -61 -49
Sofia (stolitsa) 13 597 6 992 6 605 15 377 7 554 7 823 -1 780 -562 -1 218
Stolichna 13 597 6 992 6 605 15 377 7 554 7 823 -1 780 -562 -1 218
Sofia 1 968 1 001 967 4 289 2 270 2 019 -2 321 -1 269 -1 052
Anton 12 8 4 29 9 20 -17 -1 -16
Bozhurishte 50 22 28 123 67 56 -73 -45 -28
Botevgrad 328 191 137 506 267 239 -178 -76 -102
Godech 26 12 14 113 62 51 -87 -50 -37
Gorna Malina 45 22 23 141 83 58 -96 -61 -35
Dolna Banya 45 24 21 80 44 36 -35 -20 -15
Dragoman 29 11 18 115 68 47 -86 -57 -29
Elin Pelin 196 96 100 397 221 176 -201 -125 -76
Etropole 76 36 40 211 118 93 -135 -82 -53
Zlatitsa 38 23 15 103 58 45 -65 -35 -30
Ihtiman 205 96 109 288 145 143 -83 -49 -34
Koprivshtitsa 12 5 7 37 17 20 -25 -12 -13
Kostenets 87 42 45 216 108 108 -129 -66 -63
Kostinbrod 129 66 63 270 131 139 -141 -65 -76
Mirkovo 16 6 10 74 38 36 -58 -32 -26
Pirdop 67 41 26 150 84 66 -83 -43 -40
Pravets 79 36 43 119 65 54 -40 -29 -11
Samokov 327 173 154 644 331 313 -317 -158 -159
Svoge 108 52 56 428 226 202 -320 -174 -146
Slivnitsa 65 28 37 188 98 90 -123 -70 -53
Chavdar 9 4 5 28 15 13 -19 -11 -8
Chelopech 19 7 12 29 15 14 -10 -8 -2
Stara Zagora 3 067 1 588 1 479 5 331 2 767 2 564 -2 264 -1 179 -1 085
Bratya Daskalovi 98 53 45 206 114 92 -108 -61 -47
Gurkovo 73 30 43 94 58 36 -21 -28 7
Galabovo 107 54 53 261 142 119 -154 -88 -66
Kazanlak 599 318 281 1 067 519 548 -468 -201 -267
Maglizh 121 64 57 205 103 102 -84 -39 -45
Nikolaevo 82 40 42 73 41 32 9 -1 10
Opan 15 10 5 107 59 48 -92 -49 -43
Pavel Banya 155 89 66 294 147 147 -139 -58 -81
Radnevo 171 87 84 378 221 157 -207 -134 -73
Stara Zagora 1 454 740 714 2 250 1 164 1 086 -796 -424 -372
Chirpan 192 103 89 396 199 197 -204 -96 -108
Targovishte 938 456 482 1 847 978 869 -909 -522 -387
Antonovo 50 27 23 104 57 47 -54 -30 -24
Omurtag 176 92 84 332 171 161 -156 -79 -77
Opaka 56 22 34 107 52 55 -51 -30 -21
Popovo 179 90 89 515 272 243 -336 -182 -154
Targovishte 477 225 252 789 426 363 -312 -201 -111
Haskovo 2 027 1 030 997 3 957 2 093 1 864 -1 930 -1 063 -867
Dimitrovgrad 382 169 213 983 510 473 -601 -341 -260
Ivaylovgrad 53 23 30 122 72 50 -69 -49 -20
Lyubimets 100 48 52 169 83 86 -69 -35 -34
Madzharovo 19 6 13 51 27 24 -32 -21 -11
Mineralni Bani 54 29 25 116 52 64 -62 -23 -39
Svilengrad 193 110 83 322 172 150 -129 -62 -67
Simeonovgrad 108 57 51 181 91 90 -73 -34 -39
Stambolovo 53 23 30 120 68 52 -67 -45 -22
Topolovgrad 77 46 31 233 123 110 -156 -77 -79
Harmanli 186 101 85 398 232 166 -212 -131 -81
Haskovo 802 418 384 1 262 663 599 -460 -245 -215
Shumen 1 409 701 708 2 726 1 405 1 321 -1 317 -704 -613
Veliki Preslav 76 42 34 222 108 114 -146 -66 -80
Venets 64 30 34 101 49 52 -37 -19 -18
Varbitsa 91 43 48 153 91 62 -62 -48 -14
Kaolinovo 117 52 65 155 84 71 -38 -32 -6
Kaspichan 71 40 31 137 69 68 -66 -29 -37
Nikola Kozlevo 83 32 51 79 39 40 4 -7 11
Novi Pazar 153 73 80 308 164 144 -155 -91 -64
Smyadovo 47 19 28 145 74 71 -98 -55 -43
Hitrino 32 13 19 122 66 56 -90 -53 -37
Shumen 675 357 318 1 304 661 643 -629 -304 -325
Yambol 1 136 571 565 2 164 1 146 1 018 -1 028 -575 -453
Bolyarovo 25 11 14 119 59 60 -94 -48 -46
Elhovo 108 57 51 308 153 155 -200 -96 -104
Straldzha 154 67 87 266 142 124 -112 -75 -37
Tundzha 202 114 88 583 330 253 -381 -216 -165
Yambol 647 322 325 888 462 426 -241 -140 -101
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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    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.

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

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Pages

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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