Geostat: Georgian Population Down 0.2%

Georgia’s National Statistics Office (Geostat) reports that Georgia’s population has decreased by 0.2% and amounted to 3,723,500 as of January 1, 2019.

The agency says that 52% of the population is female and 48% male. Of these, 14.8% of the population is of age 65 and older. The share of persons aged from zero to 14 stands at 20.3% and the share of the working-age population (15-64 years old) equals 64.9%.

In addition, life expectancy was an average of 74 years in 2018. For male, the average life expectancy was 69.7 years and for female – 78.2 years.

“2018 resulted in a positive natural increase (4,614) and negative net migration (-10,783)”, said Geostat.

The agency also reports that 58.7% of the population lives in cities and 41.3% in rural areas.

The majority of the Georgian population lives in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi- 1.2 million people. This is followed by the Imereti region– 497,400; Kvemo Kartli – 433,200; Adjara – 349,000; Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 316,200; Kakheti – 312,500; Shida Kartli – 257,300; Samtskhe-Javakheti – 154,100; Guria – 109,000; Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 93,600; Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 29,700.

By Thea Morrison

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