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MODERNISATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN LATVIA

Demography

Table 4. Population (at the beginning of the year )

Resident population

total urban rural inhabitants per 1 km2 of total area

1986

2,587,716

1,777,830

809,886

40.1

1990

2,673,470

1,852,857

820,613

41.4

1991

2,667,870

1,847,373

820,497

41.3

1992

2,656,958

1,836,344

820,614

41.1

1993

2,606,176

1,791,471

814,705

40.4

1994

2,565,854

1,775,894

789,960

39.7

1995

2,529,543

1,746,922

782,621

39.2

1996

2,501,660

1,725,707

775,953

38.7

1997

2,479,870

1,712,464

767,406

38.4

1998

2,458,403

1,697,686

760,717

38.1

1999

2,439,445

1,683,556

755,889

37.8

2000

2,424,150

1,671,125

753,025

37.5

Source: CSB data

Table 5. Natural increase per 1000 population

Year

Natural increase

Natural increase per 1000 population

total births deaths total births deaths urban areas rural areas

1985

5,585

39,751

34,166

2.2

15.4

13.2

1990

3,106

37,918

34,812

1.2

14.2

13.0

1991

-116

34,633

34,749

-0.1

13.0

13.1

1992

-3,851

31,569

35,420

-1.5

120

13.5

1993

-12,438

26,759

39,197

-4.9

10.3

15.2

1994

-17,501

24,256

41,757

-6.9

9.5

16.4

1995

-17,336

21,595

38,931

-6.9

8.6

15.5

-7.0

-6.7

1996

-14,538

19,782

34,320

-5.9

7.9

13.8

-5.8

-5.9

1997

-14,703

18,830

33,533

-6.0

7.6

13.6

-5.8

-6.3

1998

-15,790

18,410

34,200

-6.5

7.5

14.0

-6.3

-6.7

1999

-13,448

19,396

32,844

-5.5

8.0

13.5

Source: CSB data

  Table 6. Population of working age (at the beginning of the given year)

Year

Population under working age (thousands) Ratio to total population, % Population of working age, (thousands) Ratio to total population, %

1986

585.34

22.6

1,477.08

57.1

1991

608.62

22.8

1,498.68

56.2

1992

604.98

22.8

1,486.89

55.9

1993

554.43

21.3

1,483.63

56.9

1994

538.76

21.0

1,457.23

56.8

1995

524.70

20.7

1,436.48

56.8

1996

509.02

20.3

1,441.38

57.6

1997

492.39

19.9

1,432.04

57.7

1998

473.33

19.3

1,424.23

57.9

1999

451.97

18.5

1,439.31

59.0

2000

432.21

17.8

1,438.82

59.4

Source: CSB data

 Table 7. Population by gender and age groups

At the beginning of 1999

age groups

total males females
Total

2,439,445

1,130,036

1,309,409

0-14

451,977

231,193

220,784

15-19

174,644

88,899

85,745

20-24

162,868

82,192

80,676

25-34

345,643

177,333

168,310

35-44

881,310

442,398

438,912

45-54

293,511

135,430

158,081

55-59

151,587

66,252

85,335

60+

494,341

170,997

323,344

Source: CSB data

 

Table 8. Population forecast by age and gender till 2020

Part 1 Age groups below 35 years of age

Age groups

0-14

15-19

20-24

25-34

1998

Total

473,365

168,772

163,030

350,252

Males

242,130

85,663

82,709

179,029

Females

231,235

83,109

80,321

171,223

2000

Total

430,864

178,487

160,714

343,291

Males

220,176

90,496

81,306

175,719

Females

210,688

87,991

79,408

167,572

2005

Total

335,148

188,764

178,103

331,351

Males

170,563

95,856

90,015

168,152

Females

164,585

92,908

88,088

163,199

2010

Total

285,367

150,094

188,204

337,867

Males

144,084

76,532

95,245

169,987

Females

141,283

73,562

92,959

167,880

2020

Total

310,655

92,670

87,983

338,098

Males

157,019

46,358

44,189

170,847

Females

153,636

46,312

43,794

167,251

Tab. 8 Part 2. Age groups over 35 and totals

Age groups

35-44

45-54

55-59

60+

Total

1998

Total

362,524

292,459

159,456

488,545

2,458,403

Males

176,256

134,844

69,876

167,994

1,138,501

Females

186,268

157,615

89,580

320,551

1,319,902

2000

Total

361,629

299,715

145,180

504,710

2,424,590

Males

177,126

139,099

63,646

177,273

1,124,841

Females

184,503

160,616

81,534

327,437

1,299,749

2005

Total

351,620

333,278

129,832

524,558

2,372,654

Males

176,193

156,926

57,715

188,219

1,103,639

Females

175,427

176,352

72,117

336,339

1,269,015

2010

Total

337,778

346,457

151,184

518,159

2,315,110

Males

171,447

166,017

68,280

189,616

1,081,208

Females

166,331

180,440

82,904

328,543

1,233,902

2020

Total

334,920

326,783

165,440

554,828

2,211,377

Males

167,297

163,052

77,888

214,537

1,041,187

Females

167,623

163,731

87,552

340,291

1,170,190

Source: Prognosis of demographic development of Latvia: years 1998-2025. Informative material. Red. P. Zvidrins. Riga: University of Latvia, 1999

 

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