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Monday, 30.05.2016, 11:48
Latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, at the beginning of 2016 in Latvia there were 1 million 969 thousand residents. In 2015, population number reduced by 0.86% or 17.1 thousand persons, while in 2014 population number declined by 0.77% or 15.4 thousand.
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The number of deaths in Estonia in 2013 that could be considered as premature, as they could have been avoided in the light of medical knowledge and technology, made up 42.5% of the total number of deaths that year, figures published by Eurostat indicate, cites LETA/BNS. The indicator puts Estonia in fifth place from the bottom among EU member states, better only than Romania, 49.4%, Latvia, 48.5%, Lithuania, 45.4%, and Slovakia, 44.6%.
According to Statistics Estonia, 15,413 persons immigrated to and 13,003 persons emigrated from Estonia in 2015. Net migration was 2,410 and natural increase -1,336, meaning that immigration compensated for the population decrease which occurred due to negative natural increase.
The demographic decline will require Latvia to revisit the education system’s capacity, including numbers of schools and tertiary education institutions, and staffing levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says in its review on Latvia's national policies for education, cites LETA.
According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, 1,315,944 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2016 – 2,673 persons more than at the same time a year earlier. The population figure decreased by 1,336 persons due to negative natural increase, but increased by 2,410 as a result of positive net migration.
Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, during the first three months of 2016, 5313 newborn were registered in Latvia – 87 babies or 2% more than during the corresponding period of 2015. The number of newborn tends to increase already since 2011.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2015, 44.5 thousand people emigrated from Lithuania, which is by 7.9 thousand (21.6%) more than in 2014. In 2015, the number of emigrants per 1000 residents stood at 15.3 (in 2014, 12.5).