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Live births, deaths and migration by urban and rural areas and by regions, 2019

25.06.2020


According to the State Statistical Office data, in  the Republic of North Macedonia the number of live births in urban areas was 11 772, which represents 59.3% of the total number of live births, in comparison with 8 073 live births or 40.7%  in rural areas. By regions, Skopje region had the highest share of total live births, 38.1%, whereas the East Region had the smallest share, 6.3%.

The average age of mothers for all live births was 29.8 years in urban areas and 28.2 in rural areas. The average age of mothers at first births in urban areas was 28.5 years and 25.9 years in rural areas. Mothers from rural areas at first births were 2.6 years younger, than mothers from urban areas.

The number of deaths in urban areas was 12 831, which represents 62.8% in comparison with 7 615 or 37.2% in rural areas. By regions, the Skopje Region had the highest share of the total number of deaths, 29.9% while the Northeast Region had the smallest share, 8.1%. There were 66 infant deaths in urban areas and 46 in rural areas.

The average age of deaths was 73.7 years in urban areas and 73.8 years in rural areas.

The natural increase in urban areas was negative for -1 059 persons, while in rural areas was positive for 458 persons.  Six regions: The Vardar, East, Southwest, Southeast, Pelagonia and Northeast regions show negative natural increase.

The data on internal migration at regional level  show that the dominant form of migration was from rural to urban areas with 36.3%, whereas the  inter-urban migration with  8.2%. 

Rural-urban migration at the regional level was highest in the East region with  51.8%,  while the Polog Region is characterised by interrural migration, making up 61.5% of the total migration in the region.

The external net migration was highest in the Skopje Region (1 233 migrants), while lowest in the Southeast Region (-58).







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