Historic first: Romania’s population increased based on immigrants who came to work

For the first time in our country’s history, immigrants coming to work in Romania are the main cause of Romania’s population growth, the National Institute of Statistics reported on Wednesday.

The number of immigrants was higher than the number of Romanians who left the country by about 85,000 people.

During 2022, men are the majority among emigrants (50.2%). And among immigrants, men were the majority (53.3%). On January 1, 2023, the resident population was 19.05 million, an increase of 9,107 people compared to January 1, 2022.

The age at which most emigrate to Romania (as of 2022) is 30-34, followed by the 20-24 and 25-29 age groups.

On January 1, 2023, the urban resident population was around 10 million, down by 0.3% compared to January 1, 2022. The female population on January 1, 2023 was 9.8 million people, down by 0.01 % compared to the same date of the previous year.

The demographic aging process has deepened, compared to January 1, 2022, noting the increase in the share of the elderly population (aged 65 and over) by 0.3 percentage points (from 19.4% in 2022 to 19.7% on January 1, 2023 ). The share of the 0-14 year old population in the total population stagnated at 16.2%. The demographic aging index increased from 120.0 (on January 1, 2022) to 122.0 elderly people per 100 young people (on January 1, 2023).

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