The Statistical Service announces that it has published the “Demographic Report” for 2009. The report gives, inter alia, an account of population developments and provides data on a time series basis on fertility, mortality, marriages, divorces and migration.
The most salient demographic developments during 2009 can be summarized as follows:

The population in the Government controlled area is estimated at 803,2 thousands at the end of 2009 compared to 796,9 thousands in the previous year, recording an increase of 0,8%. The population increase in 2009 is mainly explained by an increased natural increase (4.426 persons) and to a lesser extent by the net migration balance (1.846 persons).

In 2009 the number of births totalled 9.608 compared to 9.205 in 2008. The total fertility rate, which gives the mean number of children per woman was estimated at 1,51 in 2009 and has, since 1995, remained below the replacement level of 2,10.

The number of deaths reached 5.182 in 2009 compared to 5.194 in 2008.

The expectation of life at birth is estimated at 77,9 years for males and 82,4 for females for the period 2008/09.

In 2009 the number of marriages decreased to 12.769 from 13.395 in 2008. Ecclesiastical marriages increased from 3.293 in 2008, to 3.795 in 2009, and civil marriages decreased from 10.102 in 2008 to 8.974 in 2009.

In 2009 the number of divorces reached 1.738 from 1.639 in 2008.

The Demographic Report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service under the statistical subtheme POPULATION. The paper publication will later be available for sale at the Government Printing Office in Lefkosia at the price of €10,00 per copy.

**STATISTICAL SUBTHEME**

POPULATION