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



POPULATION BY STATISTICAL REGIONS, AGE , PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND SEX AS OF 31.12.2020
(Number)
Statistical regions
Age (years)
Total Urban residence Rural residence
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total 6 916 548 3 349 715 3 566 833 5 043 186 2 416 899 2 626 287 1 873 362 932 816 940 546
0 59 029 30 342 28 687 43 921 22 641 21 280 15 108 7 701 7 407
1 - 4 255 341 131 099 124 242 192 966 99 089 93 877 62 375 32 010 30 365
5 - 9 337 290 173 538 163 752 257 118 132 234 124 884 80 172 41 304 38 868
10 - 14 347 354 178 487 168 867 259 264 133 125 126 139 88 090 45 362 42 728
15 - 19 314 238 161 910 152 328 229 007 117 774 111 233 85 231 44 136 41 095
20 - 24 306 421 157 465 148 956 228 909 116 756 112 153 77 512 40 709 36 803
25 - 29 364 385 187 174 177 211 273 759 138 536 135 223 90 626 48 638 41 988
30 - 34 474 861 243 542 231 319 368 871 186 010 182 861 105 990 57 532 48 458
35 - 39 478 532 247 821 230 711 367 698 187 160 180 538 110 834 60 661 50 173
40 - 44 522 220 269 012 253 208 399 961 202 809 197 152 122 259 66 203 56 056
45 - 49 528 127 270 215 257 912 398 093 200 383 197 710 130 034 69 832 60 202
50 - 54 491 725 248 851 242 874 358 041 177 631 180 410 133 684 71 220 62 464
55 - 59 464 881 228 621 236 260 330 390 158 184 172 206 134 491 70 437 64 054
60 - 64 468 096 220 852 247 244 329 849 151 090 178 759 138 247 69 762 68 485
65 - 69 451 579 200 200 251 379 313 677 135 365 178 312 137 902 64 835 73 067
70 - 74 428 163 176 225 251 938 289 345 116 471 172 874 138 818 59 754 79 064
75 - 79 288 403 109 935 178 468 185 976 69 905 116 071 102 427 40 030 62 397
80 - 84 190 665 67 115 123 550 121 327 41 730 79 597 69 338 25 385 43 953
85 - 89 107 547 35 711 71 836 69 452 22 235 47 217 38 095 13 476 24 619
90 - 94 32 370 10 087 22 283 21 965 6 755 15 210 10 405 3 332 7 073
95 - 99 4 989 1 427 3 562 3 373 947 2 426 1 616 480 1 136
100 + 332 86 246 224 69 155 108 17 91
Severna I Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 3 427 486 1 663 469 1 764 017 2 357 615 1 130 704 1 226 911 1 069 871 532 765 537 106
0 27 987 14 354 13 633 19 140 9 883 9 257 8 847 4 471 4 376
1 - 4 123 244 63 283 59 961 86 714 44 485 42 229 36 530 18 798 17 732
5 - 9 166 596 85 794 80 802 118 460 61 029 57 431 48 136 24 765 23 371
10 - 14 175 351 89 999 85 352 123 596 63 287 60 309 51 755 26 712 25 043
15 - 19 161 826 83 328 78 498 109 988 56 601 53 387 51 838 26 727 25 111
20 - 24 145 306 74 567 70 739 98 495 50 165 48 330 46 811 24 402 22 409
25 - 29 170 349 87 959 82 390 118 134 59 684 58 450 52 215 28 275 23 940
30 - 34 214 721 111 094 103 627 157 264 79 527 77 737 57 457 31 567 25 890
35 - 39 221 107 115 251 105 856 161 581 82 571 79 010 59 526 32 680 26 846
40 - 44 247 500 128 032 119 468 181 100 92 168 88 932 66 400 35 864 30 536
45 - 49 262 214 134 691 127 523 189 674 95 695 93 979 72 540 38 996 33 544
50 - 54 247 396 126 284 121 112 173 786 86 773 87 013 73 610 39 511 34 099
55 - 59 236 972 117 639 119 333 162 916 78 510 84 406 74 056 39 129 34 927
60 - 64 236 927 113 099 123 828 160 863 74 516 86 347 76 064 38 583 37 481
65 - 69 235 894 105 707 130 187 155 700 68 040 87 660 80 194 37 667 42 527
70 - 74 229 193 95 095 134 098 145 592 59 013 86 579 83 601 36 082 47 519
75 - 79 154 178 58 863 95 315 92 587 34 931 57 656 61 591 23 932 37 659
80 - 84 98 675 34 659 64 016 58 770 20 057 38 713 39 905 14 602 25 303
85 - 89 54 197 18 251 35 946 32 288 10 431 21 857 21 909 7 820 14 089
90 - 94 15 498 4 867 10 631 9 568 2 966 6 602 5 930 1 901 4 029
95 - 99 2 213 621 1 592 1 313 346 967 900 275 625
100 + 142 32 110 86 26 60 56 6 50
Severozapaden 720 172 350 511 369 661 454 407 218 365 236 042 265 765 132 146 133 619
0 5 657 2 872 2 785 3 478 1 794 1 684 2 179 1 078 1 101
1 - 4 24 049 12 250 11 799 15 459 7 831 7 628 8 590 4 419 4 171
5 - 9 32 949 17 051 15 898 21 843 11 226 10 617 11 106 5 825 5 281
10 - 14 35 148 17 985 17 163 23 203 11 866 11 337 11 945 6 119 5 826
15 - 19 33 758 17 283 16 475 21 525 11 085 10 440 12 233 6 198 6 035
20 - 24 27 947 14 346 13 601 17 110 8 581 8 529 10 837 5 765 5 072
25 - 29 32 344 16 840 15 504 20 474 10 202 10 272 11 870 6 638 5 232
30 - 34 38 371 20 371 18 000 25 577 13 160 12 417 12 794 7 211 5 583
35 - 39 40 218 21 255 18 963 27 397 14 160 13 237 12 821 7 095 5 726
40 - 44 47 255 24 817 22 438 32 577 16 736 15 841 14 678 8 081 6 597
45 - 49 53 730 27 961 25 769 36 974 18 789 18 185 16 756 9 172 7 584
50 - 54 54 160 28 021 26 139 36 331 18 111 18 220 17 829 9 910 7 919
55 - 59 51 160 26 163 24 997 33 599 16 579 17 020 17 561 9 584 7 977
60 - 64 52 455 25 841 26 614 33 813 16 020 17 793 18 642 9 821 8 821
65 - 69 52 608 24 141 28 467 32 192 14 417 17 775 20 416 9 724 10 692
70 - 74 56 658 23 683 32 975 31 978 13 084 18 894 24 680 10 599 14 081
75 - 79 38 018 14 617 23 401 19 533 7 556 11 977 18 485 7 061 11 424
80 - 84 24 880 8 782 16 098 12 311 4 262 8 049 12 569 4 520 8 049
85 - 89 14 076 4 806 9 270 6 757 2 239 4 518 7 319 2 567 4 752
90 - 94 4 067 1 233 2 834 1 968 575 1 393 2 099 658 1 441
95 - 99 631 188 443 292 88 204 339 100 239
100 + 33 5 28 16 4 12 17 1 16
Severen tsentralen 764 897 370 714 394 183 505 556 242 464 263 092 259 341 128 250 131 091
0 5 352 2 731 2 621 3 516 1 806 1 710 1 836 925 911
1 - 4 24 638 12 709 11 929 16 594 8 453 8 141 8 044 4 256 3 788
5 - 9 33 489 17 299 16 190 22 767 11 786 10 981 10 722 5 513 5 209
10 - 14 34 949 17 929 17 020 23 763 12 214 11 549 11 186 5 715 5 471
15 - 19 33 624 17 380 16 244 21 757 11 235 10 522 11 867 6 145 5 722
20 - 24 32 760 16 790 15 970 21 675 11 063 10 612 11 085 5 727 5 358
25 - 29 39 472 20 878 18 594 27 318 14 276 13 042 12 154 6 602 5 552
30 - 34 49 610 26 039 23 571 35 981 18 643 17 338 13 629 7 396 6 233
35 - 39 47 130 24 807 22 323 32 706 16 917 15 789 14 424 7 890 6 534
40 - 44 52 990 27 357 25 633 36 603 18 603 18 000 16 387 8 754 7 633
45 - 49 57 440 29 541 27 899 39 321 19 880 19 441 18 119 9 661 8 458
50 - 54 56 130 28 554 27 576 37 301 18 518 18 783 18 829 10 036 8 793
55 - 59 55 021 27 276 27 745 36 105 17 369 18 736 18 916 9 907 9 009
60 - 64 54 287 25 973 28 314 35 218 16 315 18 903 19 069 9 658 9 411
65 - 69 55 220 24 731 30 489 35 032 15 261 19 771 20 188 9 470 10 718
70 - 74 54 482 22 438 32 044 33 713 13 592 20 121 20 769 8 846 11 923
75 - 79 38 864 14 804 24 060 22 917 8 737 14 180 15 947 6 067 9 880
80 - 84 22 971 8 087 14 884 13 466 4 680 8 786 9 505 3 407 6 098
85 - 89 12 514 4 226 8 288 7 368 2 412 4 956 5 146 1 814 3 332
90 - 94 3 436 1 025 2 411 2 128 628 1 500 1 308 397 911
95 - 99 487 130 357 284 68 216 203 62 141
100 + 31 10 21 23 8 15 8 2 6
Severoiztochen 922 230 448 491 473 739 670 379 322 304 348 075 251 851 126 187 125 664
0 7 461 3 876 3 585 5 533 2 865 2 668 1 928 1 011 917
1 - 4 33 347 17 154 16 193 25 059 12 978 12 081 8 288 4 176 4 112
5 - 9 45 534 23 460 22 074 34 086 17 646 16 440 11 448 5 814 5 634
10 - 14 48 657 24 992 23 665 35 792 18 290 17 502 12 865 6 702 6 163
15 - 19 43 889 22 696 21 193 31 035 16 073 14 962 12 854 6 623 6 231
20 - 24 41 251 21 432 19 819 29 371 15 297 14 074 11 880 6 135 5 745
25 - 29 49 142 25 172 23 970 35 554 17 955 17 599 13 588 7 217 6 371
30 - 34 62 754 32 134 30 620 48 321 24 189 24 132 14 433 7 945 6 488
35 - 39 64 947 33 132 31 815 50 117 25 154 24 963 14 830 7 978 6 852
40 - 44 70 960 36 325 34 635 54 279 27 432 26 847 16 681 8 893 7 788
45 - 49 73 509 37 634 35 875 55 325 27 900 27 425 18 184 9 734 8 450
50 - 54 66 503 34 036 32 467 48 657 24 504 24 153 17 846 9 532 8 314
55 - 59 61 760 30 453 31 307 43 855 21 039 22 816 17 905 9 414 8 491
60 - 64 60 548 28 610 31 938 42 625 19 662 22 963 17 923 8 948 8 975
65 - 69 60 000 26 531 33 469 41 258 17 770 23 488 18 742 8 761 9 981
70 - 74 55 600 23 071 32 529 38 075 15 401 22 674 17 525 7 670 9 855
75 - 79 37 358 14 361 22 997 24 721 9 270 15 451 12 637 5 091 7 546
80 - 84 22 554 8 011 14 543 15 290 5 253 10 037 7 264 2 758 4 506
85 - 89 12 338 4 105 8 233 8 505 2 715 5 790 3 833 1 390 2 443
90 - 94 3 558 1 155 2 403 2 529 812 1 717 1 029 343 686
95 - 99 523 141 382 370 92 278 153 49 104
100 + 37 10 27 22 7 15 15 3 12
Yugoiztochen 1 020 187 493 753 526 434 727 273 347 571 379 702 292 914 146 182 146 732
0 9 517 4 875 4 642 6 613 3 418 3 195 2 904 1 457 1 447
1 - 4 41 210 21 170 20 040 29 602 15 223 14 379 11 608 5 947 5 661
5 - 9 54 624 27 984 26 640 39 764 20 371 19 393 14 860 7 613 7 247
10 - 14 56 597 29 093 27 504 40 838 20 917 19 921 15 759 8 176 7 583
15 - 19 50 555 25 969 24 586 35 671 18 208 17 463 14 884 7 761 7 123
20 - 24 43 348 21 999 21 349 30 339 15 224 15 115 13 009 6 775 6 234
25 - 29 49 391 25 069 24 322 34 788 17 251 17 537 14 603 7 818 6 785
30 - 34 63 986 32 550 31 436 47 385 23 535 23 850 16 601 9 015 7 586
35 - 39 68 812 36 057 32 755 51 361 26 340 25 021 17 451 9 717 7 734
40 - 44 76 295 39 533 36 762 57 641 29 397 28 244 18 654 10 136 8 518
45 - 49 77 535 39 555 37 980 58 054 29 126 28 928 19 481 10 429 9 052
50 - 54 70 603 35 673 34 930 51 497 25 640 25 857 19 106 10 033 9 073
55 - 59 69 031 33 747 35 284 49 357 23 523 25 834 19 674 10 224 9 450
60 - 64 69 637 32 675 36 962 49 207 22 519 26 688 20 430 10 156 10 274
65 - 69 68 066 30 304 37 762 47 218 20 592 26 626 20 848 9 712 11 136
70 - 74 62 453 25 903 36 550 41 826 16 936 24 890 20 627 8 967 11 660
75 - 79 39 938 15 081 24 857 25 416 9 368 16 048 14 522 5 713 8 809
80 - 84 28 270 9 779 18 491 17 703 5 862 11 841 10 567 3 917 6 650
85 - 89 15 269 5 114 10 155 9 658 3 065 6 593 5 611 2 049 3 562
90 - 94 4 437 1 454 2 983 2 943 951 1 992 1 494 503 991
95 - 99 572 162 410 367 98 269 205 64 141
100 + 41 7 34 25 7 18 16 - 16
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 3 489 062 1 686 246 1 802 816 2 685 571 1 286 195 1 399 376 803 491 400 051 403 440
0 31 042 15 988 15 054 24 781 12 758 12 023 6 261 3 230 3 031
1 - 4 132 097 67 816 64 281 106 252 54 604 51 648 25 845 13 212 12 633
5 - 9 170 694 87 744 82 950 138 658 71 205 67 453 32 036 16 539 15 497
10 - 14 172 003 88 488 83 515 135 668 69 838 65 830 36 335 18 650 17 685
15 - 19 152 412 78 582 73 830 119 019 61 173 57 846 33 393 17 409 15 984
20 - 24 161 115 82 898 78 217 130 414 66 591 63 823 30 701 16 307 14 394
25 - 29 194 036 99 215 94 821 155 625 78 852 76 773 38 411 20 363 18 048
30 - 34 260 140 132 448 127 692 211 607 106 483 105 124 48 533 25 965 22 568
35 - 39 257 425 132 570 124 855 206 117 104 589 101 528 51 308 27 981 23 327
40 - 44 274 720 140 980 133 740 218 861 110 641 108 220 55 859 30 339 25 520
45 - 49 265 913 135 524 130 389 208 419 104 688 103 731 57 494 30 836 26 658
50 - 54 244 329 122 567 121 762 184 255 90 858 93 397 60 074 31 709 28 365
55 - 59 227 909 110 982 116 927 167 474 79 674 87 800 60 435 31 308 29 127
60 - 64 231 169 107 753 123 416 168 986 76 574 92 412 62 183 31 179 31 004
65 - 69 215 685 94 493 121 192 157 977 67 325 90 652 57 708 27 168 30 540
70 - 74 198 970 81 130 117 840 143 753 57 458 86 295 55 217 23 672 31 545
75 - 79 134 225 51 072 83 153 93 389 34 974 58 415 40 836 16 098 24 738
80 - 84 91 990 32 456 59 534 62 557 21 673 40 884 29 433 10 783 18 650
85 - 89 53 350 17 460 35 890 37 164 11 804 25 360 16 186 5 656 10 530
90 - 94 16 872 5 220 11 652 12 397 3 789 8 608 4 475 1 431 3 044
95 - 99 2 776 806 1 970 2 060 601 1 459 716 205 511
100 + 190 54 136 138 43 95 52 11 41
Yugozapaden 2 085 071 1 006 077 1 078 994 1 746 143 836 843 909 300 338 928 169 234 169 694
0 19 272 9 920 9 352 16 746 8 602 8 144 2 526 1 318 1 208
1 - 4 79 226 40 744 38 482 69 458 35 801 33 657 9 768 4 943 4 825
5 - 9 101 839 52 247 49 592 89 391 45 826 43 565 12 448 6 421 6 027
10 - 14 101 756 52 306 49 450 86 625 44 497 42 128 15 131 7 809 7 322
15 - 19 88 782 45 847 42 935 75 079 38 679 36 400 13 703 7 168 6 535
20 - 24 101 931 52 436 49 495 89 371 45 647 43 724 12 560 6 789 5 771
25 - 29 122 684 62 760 59 924 106 992 54 354 52 638 15 692 8 406 7 286
30 - 34 167 841 85 693 82 148 147 433 74 711 72 722 20 408 10 982 9 426
35 - 39 160 081 81 970 78 111 138 252 69 942 68 310 21 829 12 028 9 801
40 - 44 170 221 86 864 83 357 145 670 73 590 72 080 24 551 13 274 11 277
45 - 49 163 009 82 522 80 487 137 334 68 805 68 529 25 675 13 717 11 958
50 - 54 143 285 71 534 71 751 117 022 57 767 59 255 26 263 13 767 12 496
55 - 59 127 875 61 807 66 068 102 765 48 813 53 952 25 110 12 994 12 116
60 - 64 127 444 58 608 68 836 102 258 45 845 56 413 25 186 12 763 12 423
65 - 69 123 453 53 103 70 350 99 374 41 660 57 714 24 079 11 443 12 636
70 - 74 115 264 46 547 68 717 91 060 36 121 54 939 24 204 10 426 13 778
75 - 79 76 860 29 210 47 650 58 892 22 077 36 815 17 968 7 133 10 835
80 - 84 51 607 18 282 33 325 38 986 13 605 25 381 12 621 4 677 7 944
85 - 89 30 640 9 960 20 680 23 644 7 509 16 135 6 996 2 451 4 545
90 - 94 10 091 3 144 6 947 8 185 2 505 5 680 1 906 639 1 267
95 - 99 1 792 534 1 258 1 505 453 1 052 287 81 206
100 + 118 39 79 101 34 67 17 5 12
Yuzhen tsentralen 1 403 991 680 169 723 822 939 428 449 352 490 076 464 563 230 817 233 746
0 11 770 6 068 5 702 8 035 4 156 3 879 3 735 1 912 1 823
1 - 4 52 871 27 072 25 799 36 794 18 803 17 991 16 077 8 269 7 808
5 - 9 68 855 35 497 33 358 49 267 25 379 23 888 19 588 10 118 9 470
10 - 14 70 247 36 182 34 065 49 043 25 341 23 702 21 204 10 841 10 363
15 - 19 63 630 32 735 30 895 43 940 22 494 21 446 19 690 10 241 9 449
20 - 24 59 184 30 462 28 722 41 043 20 944 20 099 18 141 9 518 8 623
25 - 29 71 352 36 455 34 897 48 633 24 498 24 135 22 719 11 957 10 762
30 - 34 92 299 46 755 45 544 64 174 31 772 32 402 28 125 14 983 13 142
35 - 39 97 344 50 600 46 744 67 865 34 647 33 218 29 479 15 953 13 526
40 - 44 104 499 54 116 50 383 73 191 37 051 36 140 31 308 17 065 14 243
45 - 49 102 904 53 002 49 902 71 085 35 883 35 202 31 819 17 119 14 700
50 - 54 101 044 51 033 50 011 67 233 33 091 34 142 33 811 17 942 15 869
55 - 59 100 034 49 175 50 859 64 709 30 861 33 848 35 325 18 314 17 011
60 - 64 103 725 49 145 54 580 66 728 30 729 35 999 36 997 18 416 18 581
65 - 69 92 232 41 390 50 842 58 603 25 665 32 938 33 629 15 725 17 904
70 - 74 83 706 34 583 49 123 52 693 21 337 31 356 31 013 13 246 17 767
75 - 79 57 365 21 862 35 503 34 497 12 897 21 600 22 868 8 965 13 903
80 - 84 40 383 14 174 26 209 23 571 8 068 15 503 16 812 6 106 10 706
85 - 89 22 710 7 500 15 210 13 520 4 295 9 225 9 190 3 205 5 985
90 - 94 6 781 2 076 4 705 4 212 1 284 2 928 2 569 792 1 777
95 - 99 984 272 712 555 148 407 429 124 305
100 + 72 15 57 37 9 28 35 6 29
12.04.2021


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 certified13 April 2020
Metadata last posted13 April 2020
Metadata last update13 April 2020
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 - 2019  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2019  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

[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 - 2019  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2019  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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  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2018 - 2020 is 74.6 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.1 years, while for female it is 7.1 years higher - 78.2 years.

  • Monday, 12 April 2021 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2020 the population of Bulgaria is 6 916 548 persons. Compared to 2019, the population decreases by 34 934 persons.

    There are 59 086 live born children in 2020. The number of live births decreases by 2 452 compared to the previous year.

    The number of deaths in 2020 is 124 735 and the crude mortality rate - 18.0‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths icreases by 16 652.

  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 11:00

    Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2017 - 2019 is 74.9 years.

    Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.5 years, while for female it is 7.0 years higher - 78.5 years.

  • Monday, 13 April 2020 - 11:00

    As of 31 December 2019 the population of Bulgaria is 6 951 482 persons, representing 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2018, the population decreases by 48 557 persons.

    There are 61 538 live born children in 2019. The number of live births decreases by 659 compared to the previous year.

    The number of deaths in 2019 is 108 083 and the crude mortality rate - 15.5‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths decreases by 443.

  • 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.

Pages

  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria 2019
    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 2019’.
  • Health Services 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information in the field of the social statistics the annual electronic publication Health Services 2020 (in Bulgarian), a joint edition of the National Statistical Institute and the National Center of 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 2019
    The NSI annual electronic publication Population and Demographic Processes 2019 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 2019. 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 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2020 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Bulgaria 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2020 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 2014 - 2019 period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2019
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 87th 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 2013 - 2018 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018
    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 2018’.
  • Health Services 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information in the field of the social statistics the annual electronic publication Health Services 2019 (in Bulgarian), a joint edition of the National Statistical Institute and the National Center of 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 2018
    The NSI annual electronic publication Population and Demographic Processes 2018 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 2018. 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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