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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



05/10/2006
NEW PUBLICATION: DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT, 2005
05/10/2006


The Statistical Service announces that it has published the “Demographic Report” for 2005. The report gives, inter alia, an account of population developments and provides data on a time series basis on fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces.

2. The most salient demographic developments during 2005 can be summarized as follows:

· The population in the Government controlled area is estimated at 766,4 thousands at the end of 2005 compared to 749,2 thousands in the previous year, recording an increase of 2,3%. The population increase in 2005 is mainly explained by an increased net migration balance (14.416 persons) and to a lesser extent by the natural increase (2.823 persons).

· In 2005 the number of births totalled 8.243 compared to 8.309 in 2004. The total fertility rate, which gives the mean number of children per woman decreased further to 1,42 in 2005 and has, since 1996, remained below the replacement level of 2,10.

· The number of deaths reached 5.420 in 2005 compared to 5.225 in 2004.

· The expectation of life at birth is estimated at 77,0 years for males and 81,7 for females for the period 2004/05.

· In 2005 the number of marriages increased to 12.966 from 10.931 in 2004. Ecclesiastical marriages increased from 3.359 in 2004, which was a leap year, to 3.871 in 2005, and civil marriages increased from 7.572 in 2004 to 9.095 in 2005.

· In 2005 the number of divorces decreased to 1.514 from 1.614 in 2004.

3. The Demographic Report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service. The paper publication is available from the Government Printing Office in Lefkosia at the price of £6,00.















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