Prague Population Fun Statistics and Trends
There are a tremendous amount of people who live and work in Prague but who were not born here, myself included. Historically the Prague population started increasing with the arrival of the railways in the mid-19th Century so there are probably only 10% of the current Prague population that can trace their heritage back in Prague past this time.
Whole Country Numbers – 2018
The current national population is 10,686,269. This breaks down as 5,428,432 women and 5,257,837 men. Here’s how it breaks down for age groups:
- 0–14 years: 15.21% (male 834,800 /female 790,128)
- 15-24 years: 9.34% (male 514,728 /female 483,546)
- 25-54 years: 43.79% (male 2,404,724 /female 2,275,309)
- 55-64 years: 12.24% (male 638,130 /female 669,959)
- 65 years and over: 19.42% (male 865,455 /female 1,209,490)
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
The Czech Statistics Office has published national and regional information about the Prague population since 1919 which includes total Prague population, births, deaths, marriages, abortions (since 1971) and Net Migration (since 1950).
According to the last published figures, the total Prague Population was 1,305,107. That figure breaks down to roughly 635,000 Males and 670,000 Females. You can also add roughly 16,000 daily tourists to that as well. As a snapshot I like the 2011 records which showed a total of 44 religions practiced in Prague with Roman Catholic dominant but still being only 6% of the Prague population. I also liked the fact that 226 declared themselves as Atheist whereas 4396 declared themselves as Jedi.
Over the years
Notable years include 1961 when the city population broke through 1 million for the first time. The 1970’s recorded the most number of marriages and the most number of deaths. The 1990’s recorded the largest decline in religion. Let’s take 1919, 1971 and 2015 and see what’s changed in a few basic categories.
- In 1919
- Total Prague Population – 676,620
- Total Marriages – 10,513
- Total Divorces – 770
- Infant Mortality rate – 13%
- In 1971
- Total Prague Population – 1,082,024
- Total Marriages – 10,699
- Total Divorces – 4,288
- Infant Mortality rate – 2%
- In 2015
- Total Prague Population – 1,262,507
- Total Marriages – 6,073
- Total Divorces – 2,983
- Infant Mortality rate – 0.15%
Taking the figures as a whole you can say that in relation to the Prague population, the following is the trend.
- Total Population
- Czech birth rate
- Foreign men marrying Czech Women
- Foreigners marrying foreigners
- Foreigners birth rate
- Asylum claimants
- Infant Mortality
- Number of marriages
- Number of people declaring a religion
- Abortion rate
- TB Rate
- Asylum Claims granted
- Births within marriage
- Net migration
- Foreigners in prison
If you want to dig around for statistics in Czech then have a look at the website of the Office of Czech Statistics.