The total population of Georgia is 3, 713, 804 individuals. The results of the General Census of 2014 were released by the National Statistics office of Georgia (GeoStat) on April 28.
GeoStat: Georgian population reduced by 15%
By Tatia Megeneishvili
Friday, April 29
This number is 15 % less than the data of the 2002 Census. The General Census was conducted from November 6 to November 19 in 2014.
The census was conducted on 82% of Georgia’s total territory. The data does not contain information from Georgia’s occupied territories, since it was obviously impossible to conduct the process there.
According to the General Census, 86,6 % of Georgia’s population are Georgians, 5,3 % are Azerbaijanis and 4,5 % are Armenians.
In numbers, the data looks like this: 3, 224, 600 of total population are Georgians, 233, 000 are Azerbaijanis, 168,100 are Armenians, 26, 500 are Russians, 14, 400 are Ossetians; 12, 200 are Yazidis, 6, 000 are Ukrainians, 5, 500 Greeks, 2, 400 Assyrians, and 14, 300 are all other nationalities. A total of 500 people refused to reveal their nationalities.
According to the General Census data, 2, 122, 623 people live in cities and towns, while 1, 591, 181 live in villages.
Compared with the previous census from 2002, the urban population decreased by 7,1 % and the village population decreased by 23,7 %.
According to the General Census, 47,7% of total population are male, while 52,3 % are female. A total of 46,2% out of the urban population are male, while 53,8 % are female. In villages, 49,8 % are male and 50,2 % are female.
The General Census data revealed that 18,6 % of population are from age 0 to 14; 67,1 % are from 15 – 64 and 14,3 % are 65 years old and above.
83 % of Georgia total population are Orthodox, 11 % are Muslims, 3% are Gregorian, 1 % are Catholics, 0,5 are atheists and 1% are all the other religious.
With regards to emigrants, 21,7 % are in Russia, 15,9 % are in Greece, 11,2 % are in Turkey, 10,9 % are in Italy, 5,7 % are in the United States of America, 4,1 % are in Spain and 15 % comes to all the other countries.
Most of those living in Russia, France, Ukraine and Azerbaijan are men; however, mostly Georgian women live in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Germany, U.S. and Spain.
According to the Census, the number of emigrants stands at 88,500.