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The Statistical Service announces that it has published the “Demographic Report” for 2006. The report gives, inter alia, an account of population developments and provides data on a time series basis on fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces.

The most salient demographic developments during 2006 can be summarized as follows:

· The population in the Government controlled area is estimated at 778,7 thousands at the end of 2006 compared to 766,4 thousands in the previous year, recording an increase of 1,6%. The population increase in 2006 is mainly explained by an increased net migration balance (8.671 persons) and to a lesser extent by the natural increase (3.604 persons).

· In 2006 the number of births totalled 8.731 compared to 8.243 in 2005. The total fertility rate, which gives the mean number of children per woman was estimated at 1,44 in 2006 and has, since 1996, remained below the replacement level of 2,10.

· The number of deaths reached 5.127 in 2006 compared to 5.425 in 2005.

· 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 2006 the number of marriages decreased to 12.617 from 12.966 in 2005. Ecclesiastical marriages decreased from 3.871 in 2005, which was following a leap year, to 3.799 in 2006, and civil marriages decreased from 9.095 in 2005 to 8.818 in 2006.

· In 2006 the number of divorces increased to 1.753 from 1.514 in 2005.

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 £6,00 (€10,25) per copy.

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