Greece: Statistical Authority sees a 0.06% population drop

Greece: Statistical Authority sees a 0.06% population drop

According to the announcement of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT), the Greek population recorded a new decrease in 2019.

Taking into account the results of the 1991-2014 Population Review Study in Greece based on the results of the 2011 Population Census, the 2019 annual data of Natural Population and the 2019 estimates of the annual migration flows, including incoming and outgoing, the population size is estimated at 10,718,565 as of January 1, 2020.

According to the above, the country’s permanent population on January 1, 2020 is estimated at 10,718,565 people (5,215,488 men and 5,503,077 women), reduced by 0.06% compared to the corresponding population of January 1, 2019 of 10,724,599 people.

This development reflects the natural decrease of the population that amounted to 40,473 people (83,628 births versus 124,101 deaths of people with a habitual residence within the Greek territory) and the net migration which is estimated at 34,439 people (positive balance).

The population aged 0-14 years amounted to 14.2% of the total population, compared to 63.5% of the population aged 15-64 years and 22.3% of the population aged 65 years and over. The aging index (population aged 65 and over to the population aged 0-14 years) amounted to 156.2.

Net migration is estimated at 34,439 people, corresponding to the difference between 129,459 incoming and 95,020 outgoing migrants. In 2018, net migration was estimated at 16,440 people, with 119,489 incoming and 103,049 outgoing immigrants. It is noted that the incoming immigration data also includes people who were in Greece on 1.1.2020 due to the refugee crisis.

Migration flows (excluding those associated with the refugee crisis) were assessed using appropriate regression models. /ibna