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Saturday, 25.06.2016, 18:50
More than a half or 57% respondents believe that population ageing will become a serious problem in Latvia during the next five years, according to the Baltic International Bank Latvia Barometer survey, cites LETA.
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A total of 6,630 abortions were performed in Estonia in 2015, which is 271 less than in 2014 and compared with 2001 the number has declined by more than a half, reports LETA/BNS.
Population number estimates of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2015 population number grew in 16 out of 110 Latvia counties. Out of the 16 counties, 14 are located in Pierīga region. As compared to 2014, population number grew in 12 counties, all of which were located in Pierīga region.
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.
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.