Kazakhstan population reaches 17,5 million – Statistics Committee


Kazakhstan population reaches 17,5 million - Statistics CommitteeDuring the year the population of Kazakhstan has increased by 255 thousand people, according to Committee on Statistics under the Ministry of National Economy.

The population of the country as of April 1, 2015 amounted to 17, 476.1 million people including urban – 9 916.69 (55.3%), agriculture – 7 559.6 people (43.3%). If compared to the data of the previous year the population has increased by 255 thousand people or 1.48%.

The number of births in January-March 2015 amounted to 92.1 thousand people which is 0.8% less than in the same period of 2014.

Natural increase of population of the republic in January-March 2015 compared with January-March 2014 decreased by 0.7 thousand people or 1.2% and amounted to 58.8 thousand.

In addition, in the three months since the beginning of the year compared with the same period last year, the number of migrants has decreased by 14.2% and amounted to 4165 people, while the number of migrants who left the country increased by 11.1% and reached 4516.