Study: Czech population to fall markedly by end of century

The population of the Czech Republic could fall from today’s figure of 10.5 million to around 7.5 million by the end of the century, according to a projection carried out by the Czech Statistics Office that was released on Tuesday. The report suggests that the over 65s will account for a third of the population in 2101, while life expectancy will be 10 years longer than it is today. An influx of foreigners will not make up for the falloff in the number of Czechs, the authors of the projection said.

Author: Ian Willoughby