Demographics of the Czech Republic

The majority of the 10.2 million inhabitants of the Czech Republic are ethnically and linguistically Czech (95%). Other ethnic groups include Germans, Roma, and Poles. After the 1993 division, some Slovaks remained in the Czech Republic and comprise roughly 2% of the current population. The border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia is open for former citizens of Czechoslovakia. Laws establishing religious freedom were passed shortly after the revolution of 1989, lifting oppressive regulations enacted by the former communist regime. Major denomination and its estimated percentage population is Roman Catholic (27%). A large percentage of the Czech population claim to be atheists (59%). The Jewish community numbers a few thousand today; a synagogue in Prague memorializes the names of more than 80,000 Czechoslovak Jews who perished in World War II.

Population: 10,230,060 (March 2001)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 16% (male 849,008; female 805,861)
15-64 years: 70% (male 3,587,968; female 3,573,171)
65 years and over: 14% (male 543,114; female 867,457) (March 2001)

Population growth rate: -0.07% (2002 est.)

Birth rate: 9.08 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Death rate: 10.76 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 5.46 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.95 years
male: 71.46 years
female: 78.65 years (2002 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.18 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Czech(s)
adjective: Czech

Ethnic groups: Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, Polish 0.5%, German 0.4%, Silesian 0.1%, Roma 0.1%, Hungarian 0.1%, other 2.8% (March 2001)

Religions: atheist 59.0%, Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 1.1%, Hussites 1.0%, other 12.1%

Languages: Czech

Literacy:
definition: NA
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: NA%
female: NA%

See also : Czech Republic, Czech people

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