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Poland’s Population Continues to Decline

MTI-Hungary Today 2022.09.21.

Poland’s population has fallen by almost half a million people, or 1.2 percent, in ten years, according to the latest results of last year’s census, released on Tuesday.

In 2021, Poland will have 38,036,118 inhabitants, Dominik Rozkrut, president of the Polish central statistical office, Statistics Poland (GUS), revealed at a press conference, according to MTI.

GUS presented the first partial results of the census back in January, showing significant changes in the age composition of the population. The proportion of the population under 18 years of age has fallen from 18.7 percent to 18.2 percent, while the share of the working-age group (18-59 for women and 18-64 for men) has shrunk from 64.4 percent to 60 percent in ten years.

The older age group, aged 60 and over, accounts for 21.8 percent of the population, an increase of almost five percent compared to the previous census.

According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office’s (KSH) data, Hungary’s population ten years ago in January 2012, was 9,931,925 and in January 2022 it will be 9,689,010, a decrease of about 2.5 percent.

The last census in Hungary was held in 2011, and the next one will take place from October to November of this year.

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