Georgian population contracts slightly in 2019

  • The data revealed 52 per cent of Georgia’s population was female, while 48 per cent was male. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 30 Apr 2020 - 14:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian population has slightly decreased to 3,716,900 people as of January 1, 2020.  

The year-on-year (y/y) decrease was 0.2 per cent.

Urban areas in the country remain more populated than rural, with 59 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. Almost one third of the total population (1,184,800 people) lives in the capital city of Tbilisi. 

The populations of Georgia’s regions are as follows: 

  • Adjara – 351,900
  • Guria – 108,100
  • Imereti – 487,000
  • Kakheti – 310,100
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 93,300
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 29,100
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 311,100
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 152,100
  • Kvemo Kartli – 434,200
  • Shida Kartli – 255,100

Georgia’s population by age and sex

Meanwhile, the latest data showed people aged 0-14 made up 20.4 per cent of the total population, while the age group of 15-64 made up 64.5 per cent.  As for people aged 65 or more they made up 15.1 per cent of the total population.

There are more women in Georgia than men. The data revealed 52 per cent of Georgia’s population was female, while 48 per cent was male, or 92.9 men per every 100 women.

Interestingly, under the age 35, the number of men exceeds the number of women, whereas women outnumber men over age 35 due to females’ higher life expectancy.

What is life expectancy in Georgia?

Life expectancy amounted to 74.1 years in Georgia. However, life expectancy for males turned out to be 69.8 years, while for females it amounted to 78.4 years.

Migration

There were 105,107 emigrants (6.2 per cent increase y/y) and 96,864 immigrants (9.9 per cent increase y/y) in 2019. 

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