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Theme: Population

 




Live births, deaths and migration by urban and rural areas, by regions, 2020

30.06.2021


According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of North Macedonia, the number of live births in urban areas in 2020 was 11 258, which represents 59.2% of the total number of live births, in comparison with 7 773 live births or 40.8% in rural areas. By regions, Skopje had the highest share of total live births, 38.8%, while the East Region had the smallest share, 6.1%.

 The average age of mothers for all live births was 29.8 years in urban areas and 28.4 years in rural areas. The average age of mothers at first birth was 28.1 years in urban areas and 25.9 years in rural areas. Mothers from rural areas were 2.2 years younger at first birth than mothers from urban areas.

The number of deaths in urban areas was 15 948, which represents 61.9% of the total numbers of deaths, in comparison with 9 807 or 38.1% in rural areas. By regions, Skopje had the largest share of the total number of deaths, 28.5%, while the Vardar Region had the smallest share, 8.1%. There were 64 infant deaths in urban areas and 44 in rural areas.

The average age of death was 73.1 years in urban areas and 73.6 years in rural areas.

The natural increase was negative, -4 690 persons in urban areas and -2 034 persons in rural areas. Only the Skopje Region had a positive natural increase, while the other regions recorded a negative natural increase.

The data on internal migration at the regional level show that the dominant form of migration was from rural to urban areas with 37.6%, whereas inter-urban migration accounted for 8.7%.

Rural-urban migration at the regional level was highest in the East Region with 50.9%, while inter-rural migration in the Polog Region made up 54.2% of the total migration in the region.

The external net migration was highest in the Skopje Region, 758, while lowest in the Southeast Region, - 129.







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