The Czech Republic is facing significant aging. By mid-century, the number of people over 65 could rise from 2.2 million to 3.1 million. The share will go from a fifth to 30 percent. There should be mainly people over 85 years of age. On the contrary, the number of children and people of active age should decrease. Migration from abroad should slow down the gradual extinction, but it will not prevent a slight decrease in the population. By the 1950s, the population could thus drop from 10.83 million to 10.69 million.
The population of the Czech Republic could begin to decrease after 2024. By the middle of the century, the number could drop from 10.83 million to 10.69 million. The decline is hampered by migration, the CZSO said.
The results of the new demographic projection with development until 2101 were presented today at a press conference by the head of the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) Marek Rojíček and demographer Michaela Němečková.
Statisticians prepare projections regularly every five years. It includes three variants of possible development – pessimistic, medium and optimistic. At a press conference today, the CZSO presented the middle model, which it considers to be the most likely.