Preliminary Results of the Census of Population, 2011
The Census of Population which was launched on the 1st of October 2011, has been completed on the 23rd of December and the Statistical Service announces the preliminary results with regard to the enumerated population and the number of housing units recorded.
The Statistical Service wishes to express its appreciation and thanks to all the citizens for the unobstructed provision of the requested information and reassures that all the information recorded in the questionnaires will be treated as confidential and will be used exclusively for statistical purposes.
TABLE 1. DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION BY DISTRICT IN THE 2011 AND 2001 CENSUSES
· The population reached 838.897 persons on the 1st of October 2011 compared to 689.565 in the previous census in 2001, i.e. recording an increase of 21,7% in the last 10 years.
· The distribution of the population by district in 2011 is as follows:
Lefkosia 38,8% of the total population
· At district level, the largest population increase in 2011 compared to 2001 was recorded in Pafos with a growth rate of 33,0%, followed by Larnaka with 24,4%, Ammochostos with 23,1%, Lemesos with 19,6% and finally Lefkosia with 19,0%.
TABLE 2. DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION BY DISTRICT AND CITIZENSHIP, 2011
TABLE 3. DISTRIBUTION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS BY COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, 2011
· The increased proportion of foreign citizens which reached 21,4% of the total population contributed to the overall population growth. The corresponding figure in 2001 was 9,4%.
· In total, 179.547 of the enumerated population are foreign citizens. Of these, 112.424 individuals (62,6%) come from ΕU countries and the remaining 67.123 (37,4%) from third countries.
· The largest number of foreign citizens enumerated is from EU countries: more specifically 31.044 foreign citizens come from Greece, 26.659 from the United Kingdom, 24.376 from Romania and 19.197 from Bulgaria.
· As regards foreign citizens from third countries, the majority (or 9.744) comes from the Philippines, 8.663 come from Russia, 7.350 come from Sri Lanka and 7.102 come from Vietnam.
II. HOUSING UNITS
TABLE 4. OCCUPIED AND UNOCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS BY DISTRICT, 2011 AND 2001
· The number of housing units enumerated on the 1st of October 2011 was 432.736 compared to 293.985 in the 2001 census, i.e. recording an increase of 47,2% in the last 10 years.
· Out of a total of 432.736 housing units enumerated, 69,0% are occupied and used as a usual place of residence. The remaining 31,0% are vacant/secondary dwellings.
· The largest increase in the number of housing units, compared to 2001, is observed in the district of Pafos with 88,0%, followed by Ammochostos with 79,5%.
· It is worth noting that the number of vacant/secondary dwellings increased by 90,1% compared to 2001, thus showing a significant increase in this category of housing units. Particularly in the districts of Pafos and Ammochostos, the figure has more than doubled and reached 156,2% and 149,8% respectively.
TABLE 5. NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS BY DISTRICT, 2011 AND 2001
· The number of households enumerated on the 1st of October 2011 amounts to 302.619 compared to 223.790 in the 2001 Census of Population, i.e. recording an increase of 35,2% in the last 10 years.
· The average household size in the 2011 Census of Population is 2,76 persons. At district level, the largest average household size was recorded in Ammochostos and it is 2,94 persons, in Larnaka it is 2,85 persons, in Lemesos 2,75 persons, in Nicosia 2,73 persons and in Pafos 2,67 persons per household.
· Compared to the 2001 Census of Population, the average household size has decreased significantly from 3,06 to 2,76 persons.
AGGREGATE RESULTS OF POPULATION CENSUS, 2011
POPULATION BY CITIZENSHIP, 2011