Geostat on 2017: Number of women in Georgia far surpasses men

Presenting his review of 2014-2016, Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili said conflicts have particularly severe impact on women's and children's health. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, 30 Apr 2018 - 15:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s population has slightly increased, reaching 3,729,600 people as of January 1, 2018, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).

The population increased by just 0.1 percent year-on-year from 2017.

It should be mentioned that in 2017 the natural increase (the difference between the number of births and the number of deaths) was equal to 5,471 people”, said Geostat.

Georgia’s urban area is still more populated than rural. 58.3 percent (2,174,800 people) of the total population live in urban areas and 42.8 percent (1,554,800 people) in rural areas, said Geostat.

Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, has been growing rapidly and this year’s data show almost one third of the total population (1,158,700 people) lives in the capital.

How many people live in Georgia’s regions?

  • Imereti – 507,000
  • Kvemo Kartli – 432,300
  • Adjara Autonomous Region – 346,300
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 320,800
  • Kakheti – 314,700
  • Shida Kartli – 259,300
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 155,900
  • Guria – 110,500
  • Mtsketa-Mtianeti – 93,900
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 30,200

Georgia’s population by age and sex

There are more women in Georgia than men. The data revealed 52 percent of Georgia’s population were female, while 48 percent were male.

Geostat said the share of men in the whole population increased by 0.3 percent and reached 1,791,600 persons, while the share of women decreased by 0.1 percent and reached 1,938,100 persons.

In 2018, the median age equaled 35 years for males and 40 years for females.

The latest data showed people aged 0-14 made up 20 percent of the total population, while the age group of 15-64 made up 65.4 percent. As for people aged 65 or oilder they made up 14.6 percent of the total population.

At the young ages the share of males exceeds that of females, which women outnumber men in the age group of 65 and above due to females’ higher life expectancy”, said Geostat.

Life extension was about 73.5 years in 2017. For males the average life extension was 69.2 years and for female – 77.8 years.

There were 85,451 emigrants and 83,239 immigrants in 2017.