Population by towns and sex



POPULATION BY TOWNS AND SEX AS OF 31.12.2020
(Number)
Districts
Towns
Population as of 31.12.2020
Total Male Female
Total 5 043 186 2 416 899 2 626 287
Blagoevgrad 181 513 86 646 94 867
Bansko 9 344 4 505 4 839
Belitsa 2 936 1 429 1 507
Blagoevgrad 68 179 32 350 35 829
Gotse Delchev 18 269 8 631 9 638
Dobrinishte 2 579 1 245 1 334
Kresna 3 335 1 688 1 647
Melnik 162 83 79
Petrich 26 933 12 826 14 107
Razlog 11 267 5 410 5 857
Sandanski 24 770 11 721 13 049
Simitli 6 222 3 127 3 095
Hadzhidimovo 2 409 1 197 1 212
Yakoruda 5 108 2 434 2 674
Burgas 311 247 148 393 162 854
Aytos 19 142 9 166 9 976
Aheloy 2 285 1 143 1 142
Ahtopol 1 208 593 615
Burgas 198 593 93 792 104 801
Bulgarovo 1 562 774 788
Kableshkovo 2 899 1 440 1 459
Kameno 4 096 2 004 2 092
Karnobat 16 808 8 096 8 712
Kiten 982 482 500
Malko Tarnovo 1 934 984 950
Nesebar 14 080 6 671 7 409
Obzor 2 402 1 247 1 155
Pomorie 13 926 6 535 7 391
Primorsko 2 980 1 500 1 480
Sveti Vlas 4 266 2 107 2 159
Sozopol 4 513 2 185 2 328
Sredets 8 447 4 197 4 250
Sungurlare 2 928 1 452 1 476
Tsarevo 5 738 2 821 2 917
Chernomorets 2 458 1 204 1 254
Varna 390 916 188 931 201 985
Aksakovo 7 617 3 730 3 887
Beloslav 7 206 3 613 3 593
Byala 2 204 1 105 1 099
Varna 332 394 160 041 172 353
Valchi Dol 2 773 1 361 1 412
Devnya 7 797 3 891 3 906
Dolni Chiflik 6 333 3 115 3 218
Dalgopol 4 365 2 192 2 173
Ignatievo1 3 961 1 927 2 034
Provadia 11 764 5 752 6 012
Suvorovo 4 502 2 204 2 298
Veliko Tarnovo 160 186 76 540 83 646
Byala Cherkva 1 656 817 839
Veliko Tarnovo 66 103 31 078 35 025
Gorna Oryahovitsa 27 876 13 286 14 590
Debelets 3 693 1 791 1 902
Dolna Oryahovitsa 2 583 1 258 1 325
Elena 4 643 2 212 2 431
Zlataritsa 2 040 1 004 1 036
Kilifarevo 2 152 1 056 1 096
Lyaskovets 7 192 3 417 3 775
Pavlikeni 9 121 4 384 4 737
Polski Trambesh 3 810 1 895 1 915
Svishtov 23 576 11 540 12 036
Strazhitsa 4 149 2 025 2 124
Suhindol 1 592 777 815
Vidin 52 439 25 261 27 178
Belogradchik 4 339 2 115 2 224
Bregovo 2 021 973 1 048
Vidin 39 568 18 986 20 582
Gramada 1 216 634 582
Dimovo 985 483 502
Dunavtsi 1 847 891 956
Kula 2 463 1 179 1 284
Vratsa 92 639 44 606 48 033
Byala Slatina 9 495 4 576 4 919
Vratsa 51 020 24 381 26 639
Kozloduy 11 552 5 682 5 870
Krivodol 2 544 1 242 1 302
Mezdra 8 963 4 282 4 681
Mizia 2 504 1 235 1 269
Oryahovo 4 118 2 024 2 094
Roman 2 443 1 184 1 259
Gabrovo 84 546 40 448 44 098
Gabrovo 49 175 23 523 25 652
Dryanovo 6 271 3 009 3 262
Plachkovtsi 1 416 702 714
Sevlievo 19 875 9 546 10 329
Tryavna 7 809 3 668 4 141
Dobrich 116 994 55 868 61 126
Balchik 10 985 5 321 5 664
General Toshevo 5 963 2 910 3 053
Dobrich 80 936 38 328 42 608
Kavarna 10 627 5 138 5 489
Tervel 5 480 2 696 2 784
Shabla 3 003 1 475 1 528
Kardzhali 64 686 30 886 33 800
Ardino 4 195 2 084 2 111
Dzhebel 3 358 1 633 1 725
Krumovgrad 4 935 2 355 2 580
Kardzhali 44 123 20 871 23 252
Momchilgrad 8 075 3 943 4 132
Kyustendil 80 924 38 914 42 010
Bobovdol 4 665 2 444 2 221
Boboshevo 1 158 552 606
Dupnitsa 28 881 13 644 15 237
Kocherinovo 2 007 955 1 052
Kyustendil 38 629 18 571 20 058
Rila 2 061 1 007 1 054
Sapareva Banya 3 523 1 741 1 782
Lovech 75 680 36 533 39 147
Apriltsi 2 503 1 212 1 291
Letnitsa 2 387 1 187 1 200
Lovech 30 353 14 517 15 836
Lukovit 8 197 3 975 4 222
Teteven 8 496 4 131 4 365
Troyan 18 889 9 074 9 815
Ugarchin 2 339 1 173 1 166
Yablanitsa 2 516 1 264 1 252
Montana 79 817 38 344 41 473
Berkovitsa 11 668 5 651 6 017
Boychinovtsi 1 246 611 635
Brusartsi 900 440 460
Valchedram 2 978 1 406 1 572
Varshets 5 365 2 627 2 738
Lom 19 033 9 132 9 901
Montana 37 122 17 749 19 373
Chiprovtsi 1 505 728 777
Pazardzhik 157 414 76 046 81 368
Batak 2 650 1 327 1 323
Belovo 3 307 1 603 1 704
Bratsigovo 3 675 1 817 1 858
Velingrad 21 026 9 963 11 063
Vetren 2 803 1 393 1 410
Kostandovo 4 008 1 994 2 014
Pazardzhik 66 690 31 949 34 741
Panagyurishte 15 628 7 597 8 031
Peshtera 15 452 7 556 7 896
Rakitovo 7 854 3 864 3 990
Septemvri 7 198 3 511 3 687
Strelcha 3 767 1 775 1 992
Sarnitsa 3 356 1 697 1 659
Pernik 93 788 45 080 48 708
Batanovtsi 1 997 991 1 006
Breznik 3 843 1 860 1 983
Zemen 1 467 753 714
Pernik 71 504 34 140 37 364
Radomir 12 688 6 188 6 500
Tran 2 289 1 148 1 141
Pleven 153 832 73 621 80 211
Belene 6 696 3 578 3 118
Gulyantsi 2 816 1 360 1 456
Dolna Mitropolia 2 795 1 376 1 419
Dolni Dabnik 3 821 1 817 2 004
Iskar 2 739 1 348 1 391
Knezha 9 149 4 421 4 728
Koynare 3 128 1 562 1 566
Levski 8 567 4 042 4 525
Nikopol 2 765 1 345 1 420
Pleven 91 119 42 914 48 205
Pordim 1 820 897 923
Slavyanovo 3 507 1 678 1 829
Trastenik 3 949 1 927 2 022
Cherven Bryag 10 961 5 356 5 605
Plovdiv 498 739 237 108 261 631
Asenovgrad 48 236 23 131 25 105
Banya 3 093 1 432 1 661
Brezovo 1 624 816 808
Kalofer 2 653 1 221 1 432
Karlovo 20 550 9 748 10 802
Klisura 907 414 493
Krichim 7 752 3 802 3 950
Kuklen 5 891 2 885 3 006
Laki 1 761 870 891
Perushtitsa 4 785 2 359 2 426
Plovdiv 342 048 161 934 180 114
Parvomay 11 813 5 580 6 233
Rakovski 14 696 7 115 7 581
Sadovo 2 456 1 227 1 229
Sopot 8 108 3 880 4 228
Stamboliyski 10 738 5 136 5 602
Saedinenie 5 397 2 630 2 767
Hisarya 6 231 2 928 3 303
Razgrad 51 160 24 360 26 800
Zavet 2 608 1 281 1 327
Isperih 7 868 3 833 4 035
Kubrat 6 205 2 962 3 243
Loznitsa 1 982 961 1 021
Razgrad 29 399 13 821 15 578
Tsar Kaloyan 3 098 1 502 1 596
Ruse 162 914 78 900 84 014
Borovo 1 735 865 870
Byala 7 188 3 485 3 703
Vetovo 3 986 2 030 1 956
Glodzhevo 3 121 1 558 1 563
Dve Mogili 3 620 1 783 1 837
Marten 3 809 1 925 1 884
Ruse 135 440 65 269 70 171
Senovo 1 225 612 613
Slivo pole 2 790 1 373 1 417
Silistra 46 750 22 216 24 534
Alfatar 1 336 651 685
Glavinitsa 1 275 597 678
Dulovo 6 371 3 060 3 311
Silistra 30 169 14 254 15 915
Tutrakan 7 599 3 654 3 945
Sliven 119 023 56 942 62 081
Kermen 1 507 738 769
Kotel 5 003 2 393 2 610
Nova Zagora 19 939 9 602 10 337
Sliven 83 371 39 592 43 779
Tvarditsa 5 573 2 796 2 777
Shivachevo 3 630 1 821 1 809
Smolyan 57 776 27 517 30 259
Devin 5 874 2 752 3 122
Dospat 2 032 981 1 051
Zlatograd 6 203 2 887 3 316
Madan 5 221 2 549 2 672
Nedelino 3 697 1 778 1 919
Rudozem 3 363 1 640 1 723
Smolyan 26 718 12 655 14 063
Chepelare 4 668 2 275 2 393
Sofia (stolitsa) 1 249 277 597 964 651 313
Bankya 11 403 5 544 5 859
Buhovo 2 528 1 272 1 256
Novi Iskar 13 561 6 642 6 919
Sofia 1 221 785 584 506 637 279
Sofia 140 641 68 239 72 402
Bozhurishte 5 876 2 880 2 996
Botevgrad 19 012 9 016 9 996
Godech 4 115 2 013 2 102
Dolna Banya 4 381 2 132 2 249
Dragoman 3 097 1 507 1 590
Elin Pelin 6 869 3 295 3 574
Etropole 9 446 4 742 4 704
Zlatitsa 4 386 2 114 2 272
Ihtiman 12 640 6 198 6 442
Koprivshtitsa 1 962 954 1 008
Kostenets 5 801 2 799 3 002
Kostinbrod 11 976 5 855 6 121
Momin prohod 1 355 643 712
Pirdop 6 496 3 110 3 386
Pravets 3 761 1 852 1 909
Samokov 24 942 11 967 12 975
Svoge 7 496 3 683 3 813
Slivnitsa 7 030 3 479 3 551
Stara Zagora 216 888 103 549 113 339
Gurkovo 2 743 1 370 1 373
Galabovo 7 034 3 528 3 506
Kazanlak 44 266 20 858 23 408
Kran2 2 957 1 460 1 497
Maglizh 3 025 1 519 1 506
Nikolaevo 2 751 1 376 1 375
Pavel Banya 2 533 1 182 1 351
Radnevo 10 984 5 382 5 602
Stara Zagora 125 732 59 648 66 084
Chirpan 13 687 6 663 7 024
Shipka 1 176 563 613
Targovishte 59 592 28 330 31 262
Antonovo 1 398 681 717
Omurtag 7 018 3 309 3 709
Opaka 2 413 1 196 1 217
Popovo 13 624 6 498 7 126
Targovishte 35 139 16 646 18 493
Haskovo 160 813 77 795 83 018
Dimitrovgrad 32 535 15 592 16 943
Ivaylovgrad 3 102 1 536 1 566
Lyubimets 6 823 3 381 3 442
Madzharovo 576 299 277
Merichleri 1 450 690 760
Svilengrad 17 108 8 426 8 682
Simeonovgrad 7 125 3 607 3 518
Topolovgrad 4 645 2 269 2 376
Harmanli 19 151 9 675 9 476
Haskovo 68 298 32 320 35 978
Shumen 102 877 49 175 53 702
Veliki Preslav 6 916 3 342 3 574
Varbitsa 3 352 1 663 1 689
Kaolinovo 1 512 769 743
Kaspichan 2 712 1 322 1 390
Novi Pazar 10 939 5 325 5 614
Pliska 820 391 429
Smyadovo 3 629 1 759 1 870
Shumen 72 997 34 604 38 393
Yambol 80 115 38 687 41 428
Bolyarovo 1 077 547 530
Elhovo 9 121 4 403 4 718
Straldzha 5 482 2 772 2 710
Yambol 64 435 30 965 33 470

2 With statute of a town since 2011, SG,83/2011 г.
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 certified12 April 2021
Metadata last posted12 April 2021
Metadata last update12 April 2021
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 - 2020  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2020  on the NSI website.

For national projection - 2020 - 2080

For district projections - 2020 - 2080

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number; percentage (%)

Reference period

The calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EU) 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European statistics;

· Regulation (EU) 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European demographic  statistics;

· Commission implementing regulation (EU) № 205/2014 laying down uniformed conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on European demographic statistics, as regards breakdowns of data, deadlines and data revisions

· Law on Civil Registration.

Data sharing

Data are transmitted to Eurostat on the basis of  Regulation (EU) 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European demographic statistics;

 

 

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

Information is published annually according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en

 

User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Population and demographic processes in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually

Accessibility and clarity
News release

News release "Population and demographic processes"

Publications

· Population and demographic processes;

· Statistical Reference book;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Booklet Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on population are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Population (Demography, Migration and Projections): http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/6701

Information system Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=80 (Population) and https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=122 (Population projections)

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology on population and demographic processes: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Pop_6_Metodology_population_en.pdf;

· Methodology on population projections.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Data on population and demographic processes are presented annually to the Eurostat, UN and UNICEF - questionnaires filled in annually.

At national and regional level the main data users are ministries, agencies, national organisations and local authorities.

Data is presented to scientific institutes, universities, NGOs and others based on requests.

User satisfaction

No user' satisfaction surveys are carried out.

Completeness

Population data is available by sex, age (different groupings), residence (different territorial levels), citizenship and country of birth.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are published up to the end of April in the year following the reference year.

Punctuality

Data is released according to the terms.

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Data is collected and processed for the different territorial units using one and the same methodology and definitions.

Comparability - over time

Changes of the methodology and definitions for different time periods are published in the survey methodology.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Recalculations of the population at the end of reference year and for the previous one are done in the census years.

Data revision - practice

The recalculation of population is based on the census results and the respective calculations of the natural and migration growth for the reference year, received form the current demographic statistics.

Statistical processing
Source data

Source of data on the population number and structures is the Information system "Demography" and the information on demographic events (births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration) received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Exhaustively for all registered during the year demographic events.

Computer files are received from the Unified System for Civil registration and Administrative Service of Population (administrative source).

Data validation

Data on demographic events is checked and controlled before to be loaded in the IS "Demography".

For successful processing, the initial notification should meet the system rules on validation and control.

The processed results are validated in respect the consistency of a single table and between the tables.

Data compilation

Data is processed by the IS "Demography" according to the rules for validation and control of the demographic events.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

POPULATION, DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS - Population, Average annual population, Natural movement of the population, Population projections
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Population and Housing Fund Statistics

Contact name

Magdalena Kostova

Contact person function

Director "Demographic and Social Statistics" Directorate

 

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 411

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

The population and its structures are defined as of 31.12. of the respective year. The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated based on the previous year data and data on natural and migration increase during the reference year.

In the census years, recalculations of the population are done as of the end of the respective and the previous year. The recalculations are based on the census results and the respective calculations for the natural and migration increase, received from the current demographic statistics for the reference year.

The concept "permanent population" is applied in calculation of the population and its structures. The persons are included, permanently living in the country (having current address) as of 31.12. of the respective year and who have not been absent from the country for more than 1 year period.

Demographic projections (the population perspective projections) are calculations done under settled in advance conditions for the future development of the fertility, mortality and migration. They give an idea for the population development during the projected period. Different scenarios for the population projections are used depending on the expected social-economic development of the country.

Classification system

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);

· Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (UCATTU).

Sector coverage

The data on population number and structures cover persons permanently living at the country territory no matter their citizenship and status. The population territorial distribution (by settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions) is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year and current address officially stated address of residence.

The last demographic projection elaborated by the NSI concerns the development of population up to 2080 with a starting point - the country population as of 31.12.2016 and takes into account the number of demographic events in 2017. The projection is prepared by single ages for each year within the period. Data is published for five-year periods.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Population as of 31.12.

Persons permanently living (having current address) in the country as of 31.12. of the reference year and who have not been absent for more than 1 year period.

The population number and structures at the end of each year are calculated on the basis of the population data for the preceding year and the data for natural and mechanical movement of the population during the current year.

Average annual population

The average annual number of population is average arithmetical value of the population at the end of previous and the end of reference year.

Natural change

The difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths during the reference year.

Natural increase rate

Calculated per 1 000 population and representing the difference between the number of live births and deaths during the year and the average annual population for the same year.

Migration growth

The difference between immigration into and emigration from the area during the year.

Net international migration is the difference between immigration into and emigration from the country.

Age

The population age is calculated as of 31.12. in completed years based on date of birth, i.e. the age reached at the end of the reference year.

Population under, at and over working age

The age limits used for distribution of the population under, at and over working age defined according to the annually updated retirement age, adopted by the Council of Ministers.

Age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons under 15 years of age and number of persons 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years calculated in percentage.

Old age dependency ratio

Ratio of the number of persons aged 65 and more per 100 persons aged 15-64 years calculated in percentage.

Rate of demographic ageing

Rate of increase of the population over working age (according to the respective age limits for male and female) compared to the previous year calculated in percentage.

Demographic replacement rate

Ratio between the number of population aged 15 to 19 years (persons entering working age) and the number of population aged 60 to 64 years (persons leaving working age) calculated in percentage.

Statistical unit

Persons

Statistical population

Total population

Reference area

Regional breakdown of the population is done according to the country administrative-territorial division as of 31.12. of the reference year - settlements, municipalities, districts and statistical regions.

Time coverage

For population:

· 1880 - 2011  by census years;

· 1946 - 2020  as of 31.12.;

· 2010 - 2020  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.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Monday, 19 July 2021 - 11:00

    The number of deaths in the second quarter of 2021 (14th - 26th week) is 33 945 and the crude mortality rate - 19.8‰. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of deaths has increased by 8 754 or 33.8%. According to first quarter of 2021 mortality decreased by 2 601 or by 7.1%. Mortality among males (21.4‰) is higher than among females (18.3‰).

  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 17:30

    The number of deaths in the first quarter of 2021 (1st – 13th week) is 36 152 and the crude mortality rate - 21.1‰. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of deaths has increased by 7 491 or 26.1%. Mortality among males (22.9‰) is higher than among females (19.3‰).

  • 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.

Pages

  • Statistical Reference Book 2021
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2021 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 - 2020 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2021 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2021 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 - 2020 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2020
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 88th 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 2014 - 2019 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Bulgaria 2021
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2021 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 2015 - 2020 period.
  • 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.

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