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BULGARIA (BG)
Domains Indicators Years
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Demographic statistics Population as of 31.12. - Total (number) 7 202 198 7 153 784 7 101 859 7 050 034 7 000 039
Population as of 31.12. - Мale (number) 3 502 015 3 477 177 3 449 978 3 422 409 3 395 701
Population as of 31.12. - Female (number) 3 700 183 3 676 607 3 651 881 3 627 625 3 604 338
Natural increase rate (per 1 000 persons of the population) - ‰ -5.7 -6.2 -6.0 -6.5 -6.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) - ‰ 7.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 5.8
Mortality rate - Total (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 15.1 15.3 15.1 15.5 15.4
Mortality rate - Male (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 16.1 16.3 16.2 16.5 16.5
Mortality rate - Female (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 14.1 14.4 14.0 14.6 14.4
Labour market Average annual number of employees under labour contract (number) 2 240 544 2 254 768 2 277 345 2 308 129 2 319 762
Average annual wages and salaries of the employees under labour contract (levs) 9 860 10 535 11 379 12 448 13 755
Economic activity rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 69.0 69.3 68.7 71.3 71.5
Employment rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 61.0 62.9 63.4 66.9 67.7
Unemployment rate (%) 11.4 9.1 7.6 6.2 5.2
Unemployed persons registered at the labour offices as of 31.12. (number) 351 051 328 921 261 015 232 066 201 466
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with higher education (%) 27.0 27.5 27.7 27.8 28.2
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with secondary education (%) 54.1 54.4 54.6 55.0 54.4
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with primary or lower education (%) 18.9 18.1 17.7 17.2 17.4
Health services Hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 349 348 345 346 346
Hospital beds in the hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 51 505 51 933 51 816 52 744 53 173
Physicians in health establishments as of 31.12. per 10 000 population (number) 40.0 40.6 41.6 42.7 42.4
Education Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 2 529 2 511 2 470 2 384 2 369
Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 747 476 739 927 739 101 729 529 717 356
Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens (%) 82.9 81.0 79.4 78.4 78.4
Investments Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12. (thousand euro) 21 581 579.6 23 163 272.7 23 508 864.9 24 475 195.8 24 919 589.3
Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets (thousand levs) 20 123 833 21 191 026 17 671 830 17 628 630 19 249 299
Non-financial enterprises Turnover (thousand levs) 235 121 539 250 684 480 248 686 087 273 820 986 294 198 042
Output (thousand levs) 141 783 781 153 275 119 151 283 795 168 150 221 180 986 627
Value added at factor cost (thousand levs) 43 913 202 50 094 322 54 032 636 59 980 461 64 135 483
Relative share of enterprises with up to 9 persons employed in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 92.4 92.4 92.6 92.5 92.7
Relative share of enterprises with 10-49 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.0
Relative share of enterprises with 50-249 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1
Relative share of enterprises with more than 250 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Transport Length of motorways (km) 610 734 740 734 757
Length of category I roads (km) 2 965 2 954 2 983 2 928 2 925
Length of category II roads (km) 4 042 4 025 4 028 4 028 4 022
Length of category III roads (km) 12 111 12 140 12 151 12 171 12 172
Length of railway lines (km) 4 023 4 019 4 029 4 030 4 030
R & D Expenditure on research and development
(R & D) - thousand levs
664 829 850 457 734 274 760 234 828 904
Staff engaged in research and development (R & D) - number 25 484 29 591 32 306 31 221 34 610
Information Society Relative share of households with Internet access (%) 56.7 59.1 63.5 67.3 72.1
Relative share of individuals aged 16-74, regulary using internet (every day or at least once per week) - % 53.7 54.6 58.1 61.9 63.6
Housing fund Residential buildings (number) 2 069 867 2 071 699 2 073 445 2 075 161 2 076 910
Dwellings (number) 3 927 769 3 935 105 3 943 989 3 951 806 3 959 285
Tourism Accommodation establishments (number) 3 163 3 202 3 331 3 346 3 458
Nights spent - total (number) 21 698 391 21 397 816 25 185 996 26 054 096 26 845 013

1) The indicator "Unemployment" rate is calculated from Labour force survey data.
2) The Hospital establishments, Hospital beds and Physicians attached to the other offices are included in the total number for the country, but are not territorially distributed by districts.
3) Reference date for indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)", "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens" is 1st of October for the respective school year.
4) For indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" from 2017/2018 school year there is a break in the time series due to changes in the national education system. The data are not comparable to the previous school years.
5) The group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens is calculated as per cent of number of enrolments in pre-primary education - age group 3-6 years to the number of population in the same age group.
6) Since 2007 the data for indicator "Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises" is in thousand EUR.
7) Data on the indicator "Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets" also includes the cost for purchasing land.
8) The indicators "Turnover", "Output" and "Value added at factor cost" are calculated according to the methodology of Structural business statistics for all non-financial enterprises which have submitted annual reports on their activities in the NSI.
9) Roads from the republican road network do not cross the territory of the district Sofia (stolitsa).
10) Data on indicators in the topic "Tourism" include categorized accommodation establishments with 10 and more bed-places in use during the reference year.
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() due to small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
04.03.2020