Preliminary census results: Czech population grows and ages

The Czech Republic’s population has reached 10.52 million, according to the preliminary results of a national census carried out by the Czech Statistics Office in March. That is an increase by around 90,000, on the previous census, carried out ten years ago.

Almost 50 percent of the population live in four regions, namely Prague, Central Bohemia, South Moravia and Moravia-Silesia. Nearly five percent of the country’s population are foreigners, namely from Ukraine, Slovakia and Vietnam.

The average age of inhabitants of the Czech Republic has risen by 1.7 years to 42.7 over a decade, suggest the data presented at a press conference on Thursday.

The 2021 Czech national census took place between March 27 and May 11 and was compulsory for all Czech citizens as well as foreigners with permanent residency or living here for more than 90 years.

Author: Ruth Fraňková