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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Demographic Report, 2012

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the “Demographic Report 2012”. 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 2012 can be summarized as follows:

(a) The population in the Government controlled area is estimated at 865,9 thousands at the end of 2012 compared to 862,0 thousands in the previous year, recording an increase of 0,5%.

(b) In 2012 the number of births totalled 10.161 compared to 9.622 in 2011. The total fertility rate, which gives the mean number of children per woman was estimated at 1,39 in 2012 and has, since 1995, remained below the replacement level of 2,10.

(c) The number of deaths reached 5.665 in 2012 compared to 5.504 in 2011.

(d) The expectation of life at birth is estimated at 79,0 years for males and 82,9 for females for the period 2010/11.

(e) In 2012 the number of marriages decreased to 12.918 from 13.248 in 2011. Ecclesiastical marriages decreased from 4.025 in 2011, to 3.705 in 2012, and civil marriages also decreased from 9.223 in 2011 to 9.213 in 2012.

(f) In 2012 the number of divorces reached 2.036 from 1.934 in 2011.

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



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