- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Czech Republic’s Population Grows by 46,000 in First Half of 2023, Driven by Migration
The population of the Czech Republic has witnessed a notable increase, growing by 46,000 individuals during the first half of 2023, reaching a total population of 10.87 million people. Data released by the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) indicates that this population growth is primarily attributed to migration, with a significant influx of individuals, particularly from Ukraine.
Notably, the number of deaths in the country has surpassed the number of births, further contributing to the population increase. Within this context, there has been a decrease in the number of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces when compared to previous years.
In the period spanning from January to the end of June, a total of 79,776 people immigrated to the Czech Republic from various parts of the world, while 22,266 individuals emigrated. Statistics reveal that citizens of Ukraine continue to be the predominant group in both incoming and outgoing foreign migration. Among the immigrants are also Ukrainians granted temporary protection due to the ongoing Russian military aggression.
The population growth observed in the Czech Republic holds implications for various facets of Czech society, encompassing aspects such as the labor market, housing demand, and public services. As the population increases, so do the needs and demands of its residents, necessitating appropriate responses from the government and related authorities.
The government is anticipated to address these multifaceted challenges by investing in crucial infrastructure and public services, fostering job creation, and enhancing access to affordable housing. Balancing the growth of the population with the provision of necessary services and opportunities is essential to ensuring the continued well-being and prosperity of Czech citizens and residents.
Article by Prague Forum