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Consecutive anti-record in the number of deaths in Azerbaijan

The State Statistics Committee (SSC) has released demographic indicators for last year. The results show that an anti-record has been registered in Azerbaijan for two years in a row in terms of the number of deaths. 2020The number of deaths in Azerbaijan in 2006 was sudden compared to previous years 20 thousand people increased from 55 thousand to 75 thousand people. This is the highest rate ever recorded in Azerbaijan. The death toll last year was even 2020He also left the year behind. In 2021, 76,878 deaths were registered in Azerbaijan.

According to official data, in Azerbaijan in 2020 coronavirus 2,641 people lost their lives due to it. During the 44-day war, a total of about 3,000 servicemen and civilians died.

It is noteworthy that the increase in the number of deaths is less than the number of deaths due to coronation and war, which is about 15 thousand “excess deaths”.. Last year, according to official figures, in the country coronavirus 5,717 people lost their lives due to it. Comparing this figure with the average number of deaths by 2020, it turns out that about 16 thousand “excess deaths” were registered.

There is also a point of concern about the deaths in the country. About 40 percent of the dead pension dies before reaching the age of majority. According to official figures, 1,793 people (2.3 percent) died at the age of 0-17, 7,747 people (10.1 percent) were 18-49 years old, 21 thousand 4 people (27.3 percent) were 50-64 years old, 46 thousand 334 people (60.3 percent) were 65 years old and older.

Table: Birth, death and natural growth rates in Azerbaijan in 2011-2021

As can be seen from the table, there is a sharp increase in the number of deaths and a sharp decrease in the number of births. Just two years ago, there were more than 141,000 in the country child Last year, the number dropped to 15,000. In 2021, the number of births decreased by more than 14,000 compared to the previous year. Last year’s figures can be to some extent justified by the ban on weddings for much of 2020. However, the indicators recorded in 2020 show that there is a natural decrease in the number of births. Birth rates per 1,000 people last year were in Mil-Mugan, Mountainous Shirvan, QubaKhachmaz and Lankaran-Astara economic regions.

In an environment where mortality is increasing, a natural decrease in the number of births is slowing down. Therefore, until 2017 10The natural growth rate, which is more than 0,000, fell to 81,000 in 2019, 51,000 in 2020, and only 35,000 last year.

Regarding demographic indicators, it was also noted that 2,397 people came to the country for permanent residence last year and 570 people left Azerbaijan permanently. Thus, according to official figures, the migration balance was positive for 1,827 people. As a result, the country’s population increased by 37,233 people or 0.4 percent over the past year. On January 1 this year Of Azerbaijan population 10 million 156 thousand 366 people.

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Consecutive anti-record in the number of deaths in Azerbaijan
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