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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Croatia population 2017

During 2017 Croatia population is projected to decreased by -15 058 people and reach 4 202 749 in the beginning of 2018. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 11 093, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 3 965 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Croatia to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Croatia population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Croatia will be declined by 41 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Croatia 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Croatia was estimated to be 4 217 807 people. This is a decrease of -0.36 % (-15 112 people) compared to population of 4 232 919 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 11 133. Due to external migration, the population declined by 3 979. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.928 (928 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Croatia population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Croatia population density

Croatia population density is 74.5 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Croatia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Croatia. The total area of Croatia is 56 594 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Croatia age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Croatia had the following population age distribution:

15.1 68.1 16.9

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Croatia population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Croatia age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Croatia is 46.9 %.

The value of 46.9 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Croatia must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Croatia is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Croatia is 22.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Croatia is 24.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Croatia age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Croatia is 75.8 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 72.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 79.6 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3 556 620 persons or 99.27% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Croatia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 26 027 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.66% (1 699 730 persons). 5 867 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.93% (1 856 890 persons). 20 160 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.73% and 99.75% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.74%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Croatia population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Croatia historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Croatia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513 868 259N/A %
19523 904 4490.94 %
19533 940 8970.93 %
19543 977 1280.92 %
19554 012 7770.90 %
19564 047 5960.87 %
19574 081 4500.84 %
19584 114 3100.81 %
19594 146 2300.78 %
19604 177 3000.75 %
19614 207 5680.72 %
19624 236 9620.70 %
19634 265 2400.67 %
19644 292 0210.63 %
19654 316 9520.58 %
19664 339 8680.53 %
19674 360 8360.48 %
19684 380 0890.44 %
19694 397 9640.41 %
19704 414 8400.38 %
19714 430 9460.36 %
19724 446 4020.35 %
19734 461 5100.34 %
19744 476 7780.34 %
19754 492 6950.36 %
19764 509 4860.37 %
19774 527 1510.39 %
19784 545 8060.41 %
19794 565 7220.44 %
19804 587 0780.47 %
19814 609 7720.49 %
19824 633 4140.51 %
19834 657 5120.52 %
19844 681 5230.52 %
19854 704 7750.50 %
19864 727 0330.47 %
19874 748 0510.44 %
19884 765 9180.38 %
19894 777 1550.24 %
19904 778 5010.03 %
19914 768 189-0.22 %
19924 746 434-0.46 %
19934 715 200-0.66 %
19944 677 668-0.80 %
19954 637 281-0.86 %
19964 595 808-0.89 %
19974 553 576-0.92 %
19984 512 020-0.91 %
19994 474 020-0.84 %
20004 442 184-0.71 %
20014 418 264-0.54 %
20024 402 612-0.35 %
20034 393 528-0.21 %
20044 387 668-0.13 %
20054 381 551-0.14 %
20064 373 287-0.19 %
20074 362 816-0.24 %
20084 350 633-0.28 %
20094 337 275-0.31 %
20104 323 412-0.32 %
20114 309 249-0.33 %
20124 294 544-0.34 %
20134 279 256-0.36 %
20144 263 675-0.36 %
20154 248 085-0.37 %
20164 232 919-0.36 %
20174 217 807-0.36 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.