Friday, December 15, 2017

Population on the rise in Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg has reached its most natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

According to statistics from Yekaterinburg's department of economics, between January and May there were 7,943 babies born in the capital of the Urals. During the same time period, 6,937 people died, representing a natural population growth that reached 1,006 people, Mir66 reports.

Between January and May 2012, there were 9.4 percent more children born than during the same time period the previous year.

As a whole, the Sverdlovsk region recorded negative population demographics. The Sverdlovsk region experienced a natural population decline of 522 between January and May, according to Mir66.

In calculating the rate of natural population increase or decrease, only births and deaths are taken into account, not internal or external migration.

The city of Yekaterinburg grew in population between 2005 and 2010, increasing from 1,339,000 to 1,350,100 inhabitants. The city has approximately 560,000 people in its workforce, with 65 percent involved in manufacture and production, 35 percent in social service, 11 percent in popular schooling, seven percent in the public health industry, five percent in communal and housing services, 3.5 percent in science, three percent in government and administration, two percent in culture and two percent in finance, UralTerra.com reports.