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

Macedonia population 2017

During 2017 Macedonia population is projected to increased by 3 229 people and reach 2 086 711 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 4 229. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 1 000 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Macedonia 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 Macedonia population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Macedonia will be increased by 9 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Macedonia 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Macedonia was estimated to be 2 083 482 people. This is an increase of 0.15 % (3 224 people) compared to population of 2 080 258 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 4 223. Due to external migration, the population declined by 999. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.004 (1 004 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 Macedonia population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Macedonia population density

Macedonia population density is 81.0 people per square kilometer as of August 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Macedonia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Macedonia. The total area of Macedonia is 25 710 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Macedonia age structure

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

18.5 70 11.6

- 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 Macedonia population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Macedonia 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 Macedonia is 42.9 %.

The value of 42.9 % 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 Macedonia 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 Macedonia 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 Macedonia is 26.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Macedonia is 16.5 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Macedonia 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 Macedonia is 75.1 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 72.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.9 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 1 661 881 persons or 97.82% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Macedonia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 37 053 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.83% (829 839 persons). 9 867 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 96.84% (832 042 persons). 27 186 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.74% and 98.48% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.62%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Macedonia historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Macedonia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 272 429N/A %
19521 305 6992.61 %
19531 334 2252.18 %
19541 359 2221.87 %
19551 381 7141.65 %
19561 402 5321.51 %
19571 422 3141.41 %
19581 441 5161.35 %
19591 460 4331.31 %
19601 479 2561.29 %
19611 498 1591.28 %
19621 517 3791.28 %
19631 537 2751.31 %
19641 558 2941.37 %
19651 580 7891.44 %
19661 605 1161.54 %
19671 631 3711.64 %
19681 658 6731.67 %
19691 685 2711.60 %
19701 709 4691.44 %
19711 730 1621.21 %
19721 747 2400.99 %
19731 761 9750.84 %
19741 776 6960.84 %
19751 793 7020.96 %
19761 814 2821.15 %
19771 838 3111.32 %
19781 864 3781.42 %
19791 890 2031.39 %
19801 913 4561.23 %
19811 932 8201.01 %
19821 948 2180.80 %
19831 960 2390.62 %
19841 969 7790.49 %
19851 977 8010.41 %
19861 984 9670.36 %
19871 991 3850.32 %
19881 996 4200.25 %
19891 998 9050.12 %
19901 997 783-0.06 %
19911 992 343-0.27 %
19921 982 746-0.48 %
19931 970 979-0.59 %
19941 960 545-0.53 %
19951 954 855-0.29 %
19961 955 9240.05 %
19971 963 8240.40 %
19981 976 7940.66 %
19991 991 8020.76 %
20002 005 7070.70 %
20012 016 8180.55 %
20022 025 1460.41 %
20032 031 3400.31 %
20042 036 2090.24 %
20052 040 6690.22 %
20062 045 1120.22 %
20072 049 3790.21 %
20082 053 3470.19 %
20092 057 0930.18 %
20102 060 6820.17 %
20112 064 1660.17 %
20122 067 5790.17 %
20132 070 9070.16 %
20142 074 0840.15 %
20152 077 0390.14 %
20162 080 2580.15 %
20172 083 4820.15 %

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