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Live births, deaths and migration by urban and rural areas, by regions, 2017

27.06.2018


According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of Macedonia, the number of live births in urban areas was 12 841, which represents 59.0% of the total number of live births, in comparison with 8 913 live births or 41.0% in rural areas. Major participation, in relation to the total number of live births, by regions, had Skopje with 35.6%, and the smallest one had the East, 6.7%.
The average age of mothers for total live births in urban areas was 29.6 years and 28.0 in rural areas. The average age of mothers at first birth was 28.1 years in urban areas and 25.6 years in rural areas. Mothers from rural areas were 2.5 years younger, according to the mothers age at first birth.
The number of deaths in urban areas was 12 426, which represents 61.2% in comparison with 7 892 or 38.8% in rural areas. Major
participation, in relation to the total number of deaths, by regions, had Skopje with 28.3%, while the smallest participation had the
Northeast with 8.0%. There were 102 infant deaths in urban areas and 99 in rural areas.

The average age of death in urban areas is 73.1 years and 73.2 years in rural areas, which means that the deceased persons in rural areas had a higher average age 0.7 year.
The natural increase in urban areas was 28.9% and 71.1% in rural areas. Vardar, East, Southwest, Southeast and Pelagonia regions show negative natural increase.
The data on internal migration within the same region show that the dominant form of migration was from inter-rural areas with
35.6%.
Rural-urban migration at the regional level was highest in the East Region at 46.2%, while the Polog Region is characterised by inter-rural migration, making up 58.7% of the total migration in the region.
The external net migration was highest in the Skopje Region, (1 208), while lowest in the Northeast Region.







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