Birth rate drops in all 14 regions

The birth rate in all 14 regions in the Czech Republic fell in recent years while the mortality rate went up, the Czech Statistical Office reports, citing numbers from 2007 and 2011. The number of seniors across all 14 regions rose, as did the average age of residents (the average is now over the 40 mark). Fewer couples over the past few years joined in marriage but the number of marriages ending in divorce also went down, the office said.

Author: Jan Velinger