First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 30 September 2022
STAN-2022-3-1

ISSN 1334-0557

POPULATION ESTIMATE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, 2021

 

According to the mid-2021 population estimate, the Republic of Croatia had 3 878 981 inhabitants, out of which there were 1 867 955 men and 2 011 026 women.

The share of women in the total population of the Republic of Croatia was 51.8%, while the share of men was 48.2%. Such a ratio was recorded in most counties. The lowest share of female population was recorded in the County of Lika-Senj (50.4%), while the largest share was recorded in the City of Zagreb (53.3%).

In 2021, the continuous ageing of the population kept on. The average age of the total population of the Republic of Croatia was 44.3 years (men 42.5, women 45.9), which places it among the oldest nations in Europe.

The ageing process was to a great degree caused by the multi-year drop in the share of youth (0 – 19 years of age) in the total population. At the country level, this share amounted to 19.2% in 2021, while at the county level, it was the lowest in the County of Primorje-Gorski kotar (16.6%) and the highest in the County of Međimurje (21.5%).

The share of the fertile contingent in the total female population continued to decrease. Therefore, in 2021, it amounted to 40.0%.

As compared to the total population, the largest number of persons aged 65 and over was recorded in the County of Šibenik-Knin (27.3%) and the County of Lika-Senj (26.2%), while the smallest number was recorded in the City of Zagreb (20.6%) and in the County of Međimurje (20.5%).

In the Republic of Croatia, 52.0% of the population lived in only five counties, most of them in the City of Zagreb (768 054 or 19.8%) and the County of Split-Dalmatia (423 849 or 10.9%), while the least populated counties were the County of Požega-Slavonia (64 384 or 1.7%) and the County of Lika-Senj (42 931 or 1.1%).

1 MID-YEAR TOTAL POPULATION ESTIMATE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, BY COUNTIES, 2017 – 2021

County of 2017.1) 2018.1) 2019.1) 2020.1) 2021.2)
Republic of Croatia 4 124 531 4 087 843 4 065 253 4 047 680 3 878 981
Zagreb  311 416  309 469  309 169  309 463  299 983
Krapina-Zagorje  126 334  125 357  124 517  124 110  120 670
Sisak-Moslavina  152 546  148 589  145 904  143 618  140 131
Karlovac  118 263  116 829  115 484  114 269  112 357
Varaždin  168 560  166 982  166 112  165 357  159 747
Koprivnica-Križevci  109 137  107 711  106 367  105 385  101 358
Bjelovar-Bilogora  109 822  107 909  106 258  104 908  102 205
Primorje-Gorski kotar  286 677  284 239  282 730  281 056  266 183
Lika-Senj  45 943  45 184  44 625  44 068  42 931
Virovitica-Podravina  77 086  75 257  73 641  72 378  70 648
Požega-Slavonia  69 583  67 862  66 256  65 134  64 384
Slavonski Brod-Posavina  143 827  140 072  137 487  135 483  130 844
Zadar  168 672  168 153  168 213  167 914  160 085
Osijek-Baranja  283 035  277 227  272 673  269 511  258 719
Šibenik-Knin  101 436  100 153  99 210  98 453  96 722
Vukovar-Sirmium  159 213  154 371  150 985  148 389  143 678
Split-Dalmatia  449 610  448 071  447 747  447 440  423 849
Istria  208 229  208 765  209 573  210 083  195 326
Dubrovnik-Neretva  121 381  121 215  121 816  122 571  115 714
Međimurje  110 999  109 921  109 232  108 822  105 393
City of Zagreb  802 762  804 507  807 254  809 268  768 054

1) Mid-2017, mid-2018, mid-2019 and mid-2020 population estimates were calculated on the basis of the 2011 Census.
2) Mid-2021 population estimate is calculated on the basis of the 2021 Census.

2 AVERAGE AGE, AGEING INDEX AND FERTILE CONTINGENT OF POPULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

    Average age Ageing index, % Fertile contingent, 15 – 49, %
Total Men Women Total Men Women Women
1971 34,0 32,4 35,5 47,2 38,5 56,2 51,4
1981 35,4 33,8 37,1 52,6 40,4 65,3 48,5
1991 37,1 35,4 38,7 66,7 50,8 83,3 46,6
2001 39,3 37,5 41,0 90,7 71,6 110,8 46,9
2002 39,6 37,8 41,3 93,8 74,1 114,3 47,1
2003 39,9 38,1 41,5 96,2 76,1 117,2 46,9
2004 40,1 38,3 41,8 98,4 77,8 119,9 46,7
2005 40,3 38,5 42,0 99,6 78,7 121,5 46,4
2006 40,5 38,8 42,2 100,5 79,4 122,6 46,1
2007 40,8 39,0 42,4 103,1 81,7 125,5 45,8
2008 41,0 39,2 42,6 105,2 83,6 127,8 45,6
2009 41,1 39,4 42,8 107,6 85,8 130,4 45,3
2010 41,3 39,5 43,0 110,3 88,5 133,3 45,0
2011 41,8 40,0 43,5 115,7 92,9 139,7 43,8
2012 42,0 40,2 43,7 117,8 95,1 141,7 43,6
2013 42,2 40,3 43,9 121,0 98,0 145,2 43,4
2014 42,4 40,5 44,1 123,9 100,8 148,4 43,1
2015 42,6 40,7 44,3 127,5 104,1 152,2 42,8
2016 42,8 41,0 44,5 132,0 108,2 157,0 42,4
2017 43,1 41,3 44,8 136,9 112,8 162,3 41,9
2018 43,4 41,5 45,0 141,4 116,7 167,5 41,5
2019 43,6 41,8 45,3 145,4 120,5 171,8 41,1
2020 43,8 42,0 45,5 149,3 124,1 176,0 40,8
2021 44,3 42,5 45,9 155,6 130,2 182,5 40,0

3 POPULATION ESTIMATE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, BY SEX AND SINGLE AGE, MID-2021

          (continued)      
Age Total Men Women   Age Total Men Women
 Total 3 878 981 1 867 955 2 011 026           
0  35 172  18 288  16 884   43  53 242  26 600  26 642
1  35 086  18 006  17 080   44  52 559  26 314  26 245
2  35 319  17 945  17 374   45  52 601  26 252  26 349
3  35 143  18 257  16 886   46  51 943  26 013  25 930
4  35 319  18 044  17 275   47  51 730  25 818  25 912
5  34 539  17 566  16 973   48  51 678  25 899  25 779
6  35 899  18 452  17 447   49  52 500  26 096  26 404
7  36 490  18 797  17 693   50  49 669  24 677  24 992
8  37 223  19 393  17 830   51  50 384  24 852  25 532
9  38 029  19 451  18 578   52  51 892  25 480  26 412
10  38 283  19 755  18 528   53  53 696  26 394  27 302
11  40 644  20 806  19 838   54  55 799  27 192  28 607
12  39 767  20 285  19 482   55  56 899  27 577  29 322
13  39 589  20 233  19 356   56  55 525  26 841  28 684
14  37 554  19 373  18 181   57  54 125  26 274  27 851
15  38 274  19 684  18 590   58  56 207  26 911  29 296
16  39 443  20 365  19 078   59  57 342  27 273  30 069
17  36 921  18 966  17 955   60  57 498  27 324  30 174
18  36 842  19 008  17 834   61  58 608  27 925  30 683
19  37 602  19 304  18 298   62  58 241  27 686  30 555
20  38 785  20 001  18 784   63  56 756  26 602  30 154
21  40 691  20 892  19 799   64  58 260  27 385  30 875
22  41 617  21 340  20 277   65  58 586  27 457  31 129
23  43 746  22 297  21 449   66  59 423  27 949  31 474
24  45 801  23 483  22 318   67  54 594  25 415  29 179
25  44 187  22 593  21 594   68  55 649  25 681  29 968
26  42 590  21 616  20 974   69  50 024  22 887  27 137
27  42 000  21 173  20 827   70  49 411  22 391  27 020
28  42 940  21 876  21 064   71  49 586  22 191  27 395
29  42 322  21 648  20 674   72  46 140  20 115  26 025
30  44 645  22 656  21 989   73  41 467  17 828  23 639
31  44 023  22 220  21 803   74  42 202  18 005  24 197
32  45 476  22 841  22 635   75  28 330  11 774  16 556
33  47 238  23 759  23 479   76  27 629  11 349  16 280
34  47 016  23 631  23 385   77  29 485  11 727  17 758
35  48 275  24 020  24 255   78  30 180  11 871  18 309
36  51 035  25 611  25 424   79  29 845  11 593  18 252
37  52 549  26 562  25 987   80  28 214  10 790  17 424
38  52 046  26 148  25 898   81  27 327  10 131  17 196
39  52 689  26 453  26 236   82  24 244  8 792  15 452
40  53 568  26 943  26 625   83  22 741  7 974  14 767
41  54 027  27 129  26 898   84  20 636  7 129  13 507
42  54 196  27 283  26 913   85 +  91 514  27 368  64 146

 

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

Age groups Republic of Croatia County of Zagreb County of Krapina-Zagorje County of Sisak-Moslavina
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total 3 878 981 1 867 955 2 011 026 299 983 145 187 154 796 120 670 58 701 61 969 140 131 68 166 71 965
0 – 4 176 039 90 540 85 499 13 832 7 069 6 763 5 232 2 667 2 565 5 718 2 970 2 748
5 – 9 182 180 93 659 88 521 14 649 7 485 7 164 5 419 2 792 2 627 5 946 3 038 2 908
10 – 14 195 837 100 452 95 385 16 198 8 338 7 860 5 951 3 057 2 894 6 715 3 355 3 360
15 – 19 189 082 97 327 91 755 15 558 8 044 7 514 6 029 3 127 2 902 6 676 3 398 3 278
20 – 24 210 640 108 013 102 627 16 809 8 606 8 203 6 928 3 496 3 432 7 768 4 118 3 650
25 – 29 214 039 108 906 105 133 16 360 8 340 8 020 6 960 3 591 3 369 6 878 3 583 3 295
30 – 34 228 398 115 107 113 291 17 129 8 645 8 484 7 341 3 793 3 548 7 123 3 758 3 365
35 – 39 256 594 128 794 127 800 20 205 10 143 10 062 7 904 4 043 3 861 8 436 4 384 4 052
40 – 44 267 592 134 269 133 323 21 868 11 106 10 762 8 003 4 103 3 900 8 882 4 570 4 312
45 – 49 260 452 130 078 130 374 21 246 10 654 10 592 8 224 4 140 4 084 9 290 4 759 4 531
50 – 54 261 440 128 595 132 845 20 334 10 181 10 153 8 975 4 536 4 439 9 824 4 966 4 858
55 – 59 280 098 134 876 145 222 20 757 10 008 10 749 9 631 4 843 4 788 10 935 5 442 5 493
60 – 64 289 363 136 922 152 441 21 383 9 917 11 466 9 095 4 511 4 584 11 496 5 613 5 883
65 – 69 278 276 129 389 148 887 21 454 9 912 11 542 8 149 3 846 4 303 11 256 5 233 6 023
70 – 74 228 806 100 530 128 276 17 031 7 474 9 557 6 411 2 866 3 545 9 148 4 041 5 107
75 – 79 145 469 58 314 87 155 11 085 4 616 6 469 4 353 1 681 2 672 5 692 2 235 3 457
80 – 84 123 162 44 816 78 346 8 138 2 957 5 181 3 431 1 019 2 412 4 862 1 663 3 199
85 + 91 514 27 368 64 146 5 947 1 692 4 255 2 634 590 2 044 3 486 1 040 2 446

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Karlovac County of Varaždin County of Koprivnica-Križevci
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  112 357  54 458  57 899  159 747  77 676  82 071  101 358  49 130  52 228
0 – 4  4 532  2 298  2 234  6 772  3 440  3 332  4 627  2 358  2 269
5 – 9  4 695  2 375  2 320  7 240  3 691  3 549  4 821  2 441  2 380
10 – 14  5 259  2 646  2 613  8 199  4 227  3 972  5 233  2 797  2 436
15 – 19  5 139  2 652  2 487  8 322  4 171  4 151  5 284  2 749  2 535
20 – 24  5 576  2 899  2 677  9 081  4 657  4 424  5 666  2 905  2 761
25 – 29  5 279  2 724  2 555  8 818  4 626  4 192  5 379  2 806  2 573
30 – 34  6 152  3 133  3 019  9 604  5 006  4 598  5 583  2 845  2 738
35 – 39  7 106  3 670  3 436  10 953  5 622  5 331  6 444  3 277  3 167
40 – 44  7 626  3 907  3 719  11 331  5 800  5 531  6 527  3 362  3 165
45 – 49  7 455  3 913  3 542  11 048  5 704  5 344  6 730  3 406  3 324
50 – 54  7 742  3 904  3 838  11 243  5 611  5 632  7 107  3 500  3 607
55 – 59  8 868  4 342  4 526  12 193  5 992  6 201  7 847  3 851  3 996
60 – 64  9 508  4 655  4 853  11 834  5 707  6 127  7 884  3 840  4 044
65 – 69  8 775  4 194  4 581  10 723  5 095  5 628  7 299  3 494  3 805
70 – 74  6 739  3 034  3 705  8 619  3 754  4 865  5 825  2 498  3 327
75 – 79  4 337  1 725  2 612  5 923  2 325  3 598  3 986  1 498  2 488
80 – 84  4 168  1 427  2 741  4 578  1 477  3 101  2 945   957  1 988
85 +  3 401   960  2 441  3 266   771  2 495  2 171   546  1 625

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Bjelovar-Bilogora County of Primorje-Gorski kotar County of Lika-Senj
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  102 205  49 796  52 409  266 183  127 451  138 732  42 931  21 279  21 652
0 – 4  4 642  2 367  2 275  10 381  5 358  5 023  1 772   907   865
5 – 9  4 716  2 512  2 204  11 115  5 690  5 425  1 766   915   851
10 – 14  5 312  2 758  2 554  11 683  5 956  5 727  1 833   950   883
15 – 19  5 138  2 644  2 494  10 950  5 628  5 322  1 982  1 020   962
20 – 24  5 756  2 980  2 776  11 832  6 159  5 673  2 347  1 216  1 131
25 – 29  5 463  2 926  2 537  12 867  6 494  6 373  2 175  1 102  1 073
30 – 34  5 426  2 825  2 601  15 178  7 599  7 579  2 329  1 197  1 132
35 – 39  6 171  3 171  3 000  17 874  8 811  9 063  2 466  1 292  1 174
40 – 44  6 361  3 299  3 062  19 613  10 061  9 552  2 530  1 281  1 249
45 – 49  6 579  3 378  3 201  18 282  9 123  9 159  2 711  1 438  1 273
50 – 54  6 823  3 392  3 431  17 610  8 479  9 131  2 931  1 537  1 394
55 – 59  7 843  3 800  4 043  19 187  9 006  10 181  3 455  1 818  1 637
60 – 64  8 368  4 070  4 298  21 186  9 807  11 379  3 386  1 730  1 656
65 – 69  7 948  3 731  4 217  21 849  10 172  11 677  3 283  1 660  1 623
70 – 74  6 216  2 746  3 470  19 036  8 547  10 489  2 657  1 204  1 453
75 – 79  3 874  1 498  2 376  10 480  4 432  6 048  1 851   768  1 083
80 – 84  3 192  1 041  2 151  9 598  3 711  5 887  1 899   729  1 170
85 +  2 377   658  1 719  7 462  2 418  5 044  1 558   515  1 043

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Virovitica-Podravina County of Požega-Slavonia County of Slavonski Brod-Posavina
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  70 648  34 117  36 531  64 384  31 333  33 051  130 844  63 694  67 150
0 – 4  3 086  1 544  1 542  2 858  1 481  1 377  5 693  2 972  2 721
5 – 9  3 233  1 649  1 584  2 972  1 509  1 463  6 108  3 141  2 967
10 – 14  3 660  1 903  1 757  3 425  1 809  1 616  6 898  3 587  3 311
15 – 19  3 663  1 913  1 750  3 517  1 804  1 713  7 261  3 831  3 430
20 – 24  4 098  2 102  1 996  3 952  2 064  1 888  8 069  4 186  3 883
25 – 29  3 678  1 874  1 804  3 493  1 808  1 685  6 997  3 649  3 348
30 – 34  3 758  1 957  1 801  3 279  1 725  1 554  6 987  3 660  3 327
35 – 39  4 366  2 243  2 123  3 749  1 885  1 864  7 486  3 813  3 673
40 – 44  4 548  2 327  2 221  3 892  1 939  1 953  7 727  3 854  3 873
45 – 49  4 369  2 144  2 225  4 105  2 083  2 022  8 218  4 118  4 100
50 – 54  4 939  2 435  2 504  4 407  2 210  2 197  8 999  4 484  4 515
55 – 59  5 856  2 846  3 010  4 984  2 487  2 497  10 440  5 118  5 322
60 – 64  5 948  2 873  3 075  5 121  2 532  2 589  10 603  5 116  5 487
65 – 69  5 223  2 494  2 729  4 826  2 301  2 525  9 763  4 689  5 074
70 – 74  4 072  1 799  2 273  3 678  1 618  2 060  7 257  3 202  4 055
75 – 79  2 612   948  1 664  2 515   924  1 591  5 117  2 013  3 104
80 – 84  2 027   668  1 359  2 194   742  1 452  4 216  1 413  2 803
85 +  1 512   398  1 114  1 417   412  1 005  3 005   848  2 157

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Zadar County of Osijek-Baranja County of Šibenik-Knin
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  160 085  78 339  81 746  258 719  124 466  134 253  96 722  47 588  49 134
0 – 4  7 376  3 822  3 554  11 064  5 707  5 357  3 821  1 937  1 884
5 – 9  7 688  3 990  3 698  11 852  6 100  5 752  4 087  2 123  1 964
10 – 14  8 225  4 194  4 031  12 611  6 384  6 227  4 423  2 249  2 174
15 – 19  7 919  4 030  3 889  12 945  6 609  6 336  4 399  2 261  2 138
20 – 24  8 854  4 558  4 296  14 841  7 640  7 201  5 180  2 696  2 484
25 – 29  8 913  4 476  4 437  14 543  7 589  6 954  4 872  2 513  2 359
30 – 34  9 054  4 521  4 533  14 767  7 624  7 143  4 975  2 532  2 443
35 – 39  9 974  4 965  5 009  16 536  8 373  8 163  5 606  2 845  2 761
40 – 44  10 664  5 319  5 345  16 665  8 358  8 307  5 963  3 096  2 867
45 – 49  10 400  5 143  5 257  16 452  8 151  8 301  5 943  3 026  2 917
50 – 54  10 363  5 167  5 196  18 113  8 841  9 272  6 206  3 093  3 113
55 – 59  10 785  5 286  5 499  20 622  9 901  10 721  7 050  3 522  3 528
60 – 64  11 615  5 721  5 894  21 219  10 105  11 114  7 800  3 842  3 958
65 – 69  11 624  5 639  5 985  19 375  9 102  10 273  7 971  3 942  4 029
70 – 74  10 688  5 099  5 589  14 659  6 288  8 371  7 012  3 372  3 640
75 – 79  6 447  2 842  3 605  9 697  3 707  5 990  3 932  1 764  2 168
80 – 84  5 502  2 247  3 255  7 661  2 639  5 022  4 290  1 686  2 604
85 +  3 994  1 320  2 674  5 097  1 348  3 749  3 192  1 089  2 103

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Vukovar-Sirmium County of Split-Dalmatia County of Istria
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  143 678  69 518  74 160  423 849  205 568  218 281  195 326  94 508  100 818
0 – 4  6 115  3 158  2 957  19 822  10 233  9 589  8 206  4 187  4 019
5 – 9  6 682  3 478  3 204  20 368  10 505  9 863  8 586  4 451  4 135
10 – 14  7 513  3 844  3 669  22 484  11 459  11 025  9 266  4 809  4 457
15 – 19  8 120  4 183  3 937  22 283  11 457  10 826  8 135  4 312  3 823
20 – 24  8 502  4 425  4 077  24 529  12 382  12 147  8 631  4 354  4 277
25 – 29  7 495  3 887  3 608  24 796  12 605  12 191  9 552  4 836  4 716
30 – 34  7 463  3 867  3 596  25 625  12 828  12 797  11 874  6 013  5 861
35 – 39  8 451  4 300  4 151  27 425  13 793  13 632  13 536  6 768  6 768
40 – 44  8 534  4 270  4 264  28 163  14 023  14 140  14 363  7 279  7 084
45 – 49  9 276  4 776  4 500  28 359  14 219  14 140  13 000  6 597  6 403
50 – 54  9 932  5 002  4 930  28 072  13 866  14 206  12 858  6 226  6 632
55 – 59  11 338  5 517  5 821  29 295  14 162  15 133  14 744  7 093  7 651
60 – 64  11 625  5 588  6 037  30 736  14 659  16 077  15 724  7 509  8 215
65 – 69  10 811  5 001  5 810  28 971  13 571  15 400  15 212  7 139  8 073
70 – 74  8 590  3 654  4 936  25 451  11 350  14 101  12 205  5 622  6 583
75 – 79  5 429  2 137  3 292  14 002  5 898  8 104  7 205  3 048  4 157
80 – 84  4 663  1 549  3 114  13 485  5 360  8 125  6 835  2 619  4 216
85 +  3 139   882  2 257  9 983  3 198  6 785  5 394  1 646  3 748

4 POPULATION ESTIMATE, BY SEX AND AGE GROUPS, BY COUNTIES, MID-2021

(continued)                  
Age groups County of Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Međimurje City of Zagreb
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total  115 714  56 605  59 109  105 393  51 566  53 827  768 054  358 809  409 245
0 – 4  5 693  2 880  2 813  5 522  2 841  2 681  39 275  20 344  18 931
5 – 9  5 905  3 003  2 902  5 589  2 933  2 656  38 743  19 838  18 905
10 – 14  6 162  3 145  3 017  5 805  2 980  2 825  38 982  20 005  18 977
15 – 19  5 521  2 885  2 636  5 726  2 956  2 770  34 515  17 653  16 862
20 – 24  6 338  3 295  3 043  5 898  3 062  2 836  39 985  20 213  19 772
25 – 29  6 654  3 438  3 216  5 717  3 004  2 713  47 150  23 035  24 115
30 – 34  7 144  3 619  3 525  6 090  3 073  3 017  51 517  24 887  26 630
35 – 39  7 606  3 858  3 748  6 971  3 624  3 347  57 329  27 914  29 415
40 – 44  7 810  4 051  3 759  7 198  3 629  3 569  59 324  28 635  30 689
45 – 49  7 433  3 825  3 608  6 955  3 519  3 436  54 377  25 962  28 415
50 – 54  7 534  3 725  3 809  6 797  3 365  3 432  50 631  24 075  26 556
55 – 59  7 706  3 635  4 071  7 731  3 736  3 995  48 831  22 471  26 360
60 – 64  8 230  3 998  4 232  7 803  3 809  3 994  48 799  21 320  27 479
65 – 69  8 089  3 810  4 279  7 296  3 580  3 716  48 379  20 784  27 595
70 – 74  6 953  3 157  3 796  5 500  2 510  2 990  41 059  16 695  24 364
75 – 79  4 045  1 746  2 299  3 851  1 578  2 273  29 036  10 931  18 105
80 – 84  3 849  1 586  2 263  2 797   865  1 932  22 832  8 461  14 371
85 +  3 042   949  2 093  2 147   502  1 645  17 290  5 586  11 704

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Data sources

The following surveys are the data sources for the population estimate of the Republic of Croatia:

- 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings

- 2021 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings

- birth statistics

- death statistics

- statistics of the internal migration of population

- statistics of the international migration of population.

Population estimates for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 have been done on the basis of the census data collected in the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings.

Population estimate for 2021 is done on the basis of the census data collected in the 2021 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings.

The data on births are collected through the Statistical Report on Births (DEM-1) for every entry in the State birth register.

The data on deaths are collected through the Statistical Report on Deaths (DEM-2) for every entry in the State death register.

The surveys on the internal and international migration of population are based on data collected by the Ministry of the Interior.

Coverage

The population estimates data for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 published in this First Release encompasses all persons included in the total population of the Republic of Croatia in the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, all who were born and entered into the State birth register in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date, all persons who died and were entered into the State death register in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date and all persons who immigrated from abroad or emigrated to abroad, as well as persons who migrated inside the territory of the Republic of Croatia in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date.

The population estimate data for 2021 published in this First Release encompasses all persons included in the total population of the Republic of Croatia in the 2021 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, all who were born and entered into the State birth register from 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021, all persons who died and were entered into the State death register from 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021 and all persons who immigrated from abroad or emigrated abroad, as well as persons who migrated inside the territory of the Republic of Croatia from 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021.

Definitions and explanations

Mid-2017, mid-2018, mid-2019 and mid-2020 population estimates were calculated on the basis of the 2011 Census, natural change and net migration data.

Mid-2021 population estimate is calculated on the basis of the 2021 Census, natural change and net migration data.

In the 2011 Census and 2021 Census, according to the international statistical standards, the concept of the place of usual residence is used in defining the total population. The place of usual residence is considered a place where a person spends most of his/her daily time, irrespective of a short-term absence from it (e.g. due to going on a vacation, trip, medical treatment, visit etc.). In line with the definition of the place of usual residence, the total population includes the following persons:

- those who have lived in their place of usual residence for a continuous period of at least 12 months before the census moment

- those who arrived in their place of usual residence during the 12 months before the census moment with the intention of staying there for at least one year.

A live born child (live birth) is every child who at birth exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movements of voluntary muscles.

A deceased person (death) is every live born person in whom there is a permanent disappearance of all evidence of life.

Natural increase is the difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths.

Data by age are expressed by completed years of age on the referent date. The data by age groups include persons who reached the age within the limits of an interval.

Average age indicates the mean age of the total population and it is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the age of the total population.

Ageing index represents the ratio of the population, that is, the share (%) of inhabitants aged 60 and over in the number of inhabitants aged from 0 to 19 inclusive.

Fertile female population includes women between 15 and 49 years of age.

Place of permanent residence, according to Article 2 of the Permanent Residence Act (NN, Nos 144/12 and 158/13) is "a place and address in the Republic of Croatia where a person settled with an intention of staying permanently in order to exercise their rights and commitments related to life interests such as family, professional, economic, social, cultural and other interests".

Immigrated or emigrated population is the population that changed their place of usual residence on the territory of the Republic of Croatia or that changed their country of usual residence for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least one year.

Net migration of population (migration balance) is the difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants of a particular area or country in a given period of time.

Territorial constitution

The data are presented by territorial constitution according to the Act on Territories of Counties, Towns and Municipalities in the Republic of Croatia (NN, No. 86/06), with the situation as on 31 December 2021.

 

Abbreviations

 
   
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