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Theme: Population


Live births, deaths, marriages, divorces and migration by urban and rural areas, by regions, 2022


According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of North Macedonia, the number of live births in urban areas was 10 866, which represents 60.1% of the total number of live births, in comparison with 7 207 live births or 39.9% in rural areas. By regions, Skopje had the highest share of total live births, 39.6%, while the East Region had the lowest share, 6.6%.

The number of deaths in urban areas was 14 354, which represents 63.9% of the total numbers of deaths, in comparison with 8 105 or 36.1% in rural areas.By regions, Skopje had the largest share of the total number of deaths, 31.0%, while the Northeast region had the smallest share, 7.7%.

There were 34 infant deaths in urban areas and 24 in rural areas.

The natural increase was negative, -3 488 persons in urban areas and -898 persons in rural areas.

The number of marriages in urban areas was 6 975 or 51.1%, against 5 907 marriages or 45.9% in rural areas. The number of divorces in urban areas was 1005 or 62.3%, while in rural areas there were 608 divorces or 37.7% of the total number of divorces.

The data on internal migration (in the same region) show that the dominant form of migration was from rural to urban areas with 37.9%, whereas inter-urban migration accounted for 9.4%. Rural-urban migration at the regional level was highest in the East Region with 49.0%, while inter-rural migration in the Polog Region made up 54.4% of the total migration in the region.

The external net migration was highest in the Skopje Region, 1 450, while lowest in the Southwest Region, -172.

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