The population number rose by 3,000 to 10.653 million in the Czech Republic in the first three months of the year, largely due to migration, according to the data released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) today.
The number of newborn babies diminished by over 1,000 to 26,400, while that of deaths rose to almost 30,000. The total population number only rose thanks to migration. Meanwhile, 10,000 Czechs left the country.
The number of immigrants reached 16,700, while that of those who left the Czech Republic was only about 10,000.
The largest numbers of migrants come from Ukraine and Slovakia, followed by Romania and Bulgaria. The population increase was registered in all regions of the country, with the highest noted in the Region of Central Bohemia. The statistic did not change compared to last year when it comes to the average lifespan, which lay at 79,8 years for women and 73,1 for men.
The most common age for mothers in the Czech Republic was 30 in 2019, reported CZSO.
According to U.N. projections, the Czech population is expected to shrink by 5.5% by 2050, with far-reaching consequences on the country’s competitiveness and its labour market.
More than 520.000 foreigners were, at the end of last year, living in the Czech Republic, a record-high in the country’s modern history: they were less than 80.000 in 1993, and almost twice as less as today in 2005 (280.000 registered foreigners).