Hunedoara County lost most Romanians since the last census
The resident population of Romania decreased by 12,6 per cent over the period 1992 to 2014, reaching 19,947,000 citizens as of January 1, 2014, 174,330 less than the population reflected by the last census in 2011. The most populated counties are Iasi, Prahova, Cluj, Timis, Constanta, Dolj and Bucharest.
On the other hand, the counties with the most significant decrease, meaning more than 20 per cent, are Hunedoara (25,6 per cent), Teleorman (24,1 per cent), Caras-Severin (23,2 per cent), Tulcea (23,2 per cent), Mehedinti (22,1 per cent), Braila (20,4 per cent) and Neamt (20,1 per cent), according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Regarding the Capital City, according to the census of population and households conducted in 1992, there were registered about 2,068,000 people, and on January 1, 2014, there were 1,865,000 people, which translates into a decrease of 9,8 per cent.
INS also shows that 182,313 newborns and 246,967 deaths were registered in 2013, the natural increase rate being minus 64,654. At the same time, last year more emigrants (161,755) than immigrants (153,646) were registered. Romanians’ most favorite countries for emigration are Italy and the UK.
According to INS, the resident population represents all persons with Romanian citizenship, foreigners and the ones without citizenship at a certain moment, having their usual residence in Romania for a period of at least 12 months. The population by residence represents the number of persons with Romanian citizenship and residence in Romania, bounded on the basis of administrative- territorial criteria.