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Census 2011: people of 192 ethnic nationalities live in Estonia

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 17.09.2012.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, there are permanent residents of 192 ethnic nationalities in Estonia, based on the preliminary results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011).

The biggest ethnic groups are Estonians, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians and Finns.

 

According to the preliminary data of PHC 2011, there are representatives of 192 ethnic nationalities living in Estonia. 68.7% of Estonia’s permanent population are Estonians (889,770), 24.8% are Russians (321,198) and 1.7% are Ukrainians (22,302). The share of Belarusians (12,419) and Finns (7,423) is less than 1%. In total, there are 37 ethnic nationalities that have more than a hundred representatives in Estonia.

 

Compared to the previous census of 2000, the share of Estonians has increased two percent, but the population of Estonians has decreased by 40,449 over 12 years. The share of Russians in the total population has decreased by about one percent, i.e. by 29,980. There has been a decrease in the populations of most of the larger ethnic groups.


Enumerated permanent residents by ethnic nationality and sex, 31 Dec 2011

Ethnic nationality

males and females

males

females

Estonian

889,770

416,301

473,469

Russian

321,198

143,165

178,033

Ukrainian

22,302

10,531

11,771

Belarusian

12,419

5,258

7,161

Finnish

7,423

3,334

4,089

Tatar

1,945

869

1,076

Jewish

1,927

1,031

896

Latvian

1,716

726

990

Lithuanian

1,682

784

898

Polish

1,622

659

963

German

1,490

795

695

Armenian

1,402

791

611

 

On the other hand, the number of Georgians, Azerbaijanis, Swedes, Englishmen, US Americans, Italians, Frenchmen, Dutch and Chinese has increased, compared to the previous population census.

 

During the 2000 census, 142 ethnic nationalities were represented in Estonia.






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