Azerbaijani population will reach 12 million in 2050 - minister

  31 August 2016    Read: 840
Azerbaijani population will reach 12 million in 2050 - minister
Issues of forecasts on population and demographic projections have been discussed in the next meeting of Information Exchange Hour held at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population.
The ministry told that the meeting was attended by representatives of relevant state bodies, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ombudsman Office, United Nations Population Fund, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), and international experts.

Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov said the population has increased 18% since 2003 to 9,755,500 as of July 1, 2016: “According to forecast, the population will reach 12 million in 2050”.

The minister noted that 5.7 of each 1,000 people die in Azerbaijan, while it was 6 in 2003.

In the reporting period, the number of labour resources rose 29% from 4,923,000 people to 6,335,900 people: “Number of able-bodied increased 30%, economically active population 12%”.

The minister said that the balance of migration has changed to positive since 2008 and made +1.1 thousand in 2015.

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