Czech Republic Population 2016

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe that was formerly Bohemia. Bordered by Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Poland, the Czech Republic is the 116th largest country in the world by area. In 2015, the population of the Czech Republic is estimated at 10.77 million people, which ranks 85th in the world.

Evidence of prehistoric human settlements in the region date back to the Paleolithic era, and modern-day Czech Republic has been inhabited and conquered by many groups over its long history. About 1.4 million people from Czechoslovakia fought in World War 1, and by 1938, the country was 10th in world industrial production. It was eventually occupied by Germany and later peacefully divided into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in 1993.

In 2015, the Czech Republic has an estimated 10.77 million residents, up slightly from the 2011 census figure of 10.4 million. The country has a population density of 134 people per square kilometer (341/square mile), which ranks 84th in the world.

The capital and largest city of Czech Republic is Prague with an estimated 1.3 million people, with a metropolitan population of 2 million. Other major cities include Brno (386,000 city, 730,000 metro) and Ostrava (305,000 city, 1.1 million metro).

Czech Republic Demographics

64% of the Czech Republic's population is Czech, followed by Moravians (5%), Slovaks (1.4%), Poles (0.4%) and Germans (0.2%). At the last census in 2011, "nationality" was optional and about 26% left this blank. It's estimated that the Czech Republic is home to 250,000 Romani people, as well as 440,000 foreigners, the largest group being Ukranian (140,000) followed by Slovak, Vietnamese, Russian and Polish.

The Nazis almost completely destroyed the Jewish population in the region, which dropped from 118,000 in 1930 to just 4,000 in 2005.

The country has one of the least religious populations globally with the third highest percentage of atheists (34%) after China and Japan. The Czech people have historically been considered indifferent toward religion in general. A poll in 2010 found that just 16% of Czechs say they do believe in a God, which is the lowest rate among all European Union countries.

Czech Republic Population Growth

Today, the Czech Republic has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, well below replacement value, and growth is now entirely driven by immigration. The country is currently growing at a very small 0.1% a year.

Czech Republic Population in 2016 Source: Stefan Bauer, http://www.ferras.at

Czech Republic Population Clock

What is the population of Czech Republic (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 290
Deaths Per Day 306
Net Migrations Per Day 33
Net Change Per Day 17
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Czech Republic Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.027 births/thousand 171st
Crude Death Rate 10.593 deaths/thousand 33rd
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.136 people/thousand 40th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.1 years 41st
Life Expectancy (Male) 76.27 years 44th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.9 years 39th
Total Fertility Rate 1.536 children/woman 169th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.741 surviving daughters/woman 167th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female 50th
Infant Mortality Rate 2.127 deaths/1,000 live births 185th
Under Five Mortality 2.654 deaths/thousand 184th
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.18 years 24th

Czech Republic Population Density

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Czech Republic Population Growth

The Czech Republic has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, well below replacement value, and growth is now entirely driven by immigration.

Czech Republic Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 10,548,058 49.1% 50.9% 136 62 0.07% 87
2015 10,543,186 49.1% 50.9% 136 61 0.05% 86
2010 10,506,617 49.1% 50.9% 136 59 0.26% 80
2005 10,230,877 48.7% 51.3% 132 56 0.4% 77
2000 10,263,010 48.6% 51.4% 132 53 -0.18% 76
1995 10,335,556 48.6% 51.4% 133 49 -0.09% 70
1990 10,323,701 48.5% 51.5% 133 47 0.05% 66
1985 10,315,676 48.5% 51.5% 133 46 -0.04% 60
1980 10,337,827 48.5% 51.5% 133 45 0.15% 57
1975 10,058,165 48.4% 51.6% 130 44 0.64% 56
1970 9,811,291 48.4% 51.6% 127 41 0.3% 53
1965 9,800,931 48.7% 51.3% 126 38 0.11% 49
1960 9,578,587 48.6% 51.4% 124 33 0.5% 46
1955 9,353,086 48.7% 51.3% 121 31 0.61% 39
1950 8,902,619 48.6% 51.4% 115 31 1.14% 38

Czech Republic Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 10,573,294 49.2% 50.8% 136 63 0% 87
2025 10,549,678 49.2% 50.8% 136 66 -0.12% 87
2030 10,461,206 49.3% 50.7% 135 69 -0.23% 92
2035 10,327,622 49.3% 50.7% 133 72 -0.27% 93
2040 10,193,803 49.5% 50.5% 131 76 -0.24% 95
2045 10,077,303 49.6% 50.4% 130 80 -0.22% 96
2050 9,964,886 49.7% 50.3% 129 81 -0.24% 100
2055 9,834,844 49.8% 50.2% 127 84 -0.3% 102
2060 9,672,183 49.8% 50.2% 125 86 -0.38% 102
2065 9,479,575 49.9% 50.1% 122 89 -0.42% 103
2070 9,286,170 49.9% 50.1% 120 92 -0.39% 103
2075 9,122,696 50% 50% 118 94 -0.3% 104
2080 9,006,730 50.1% 49.9% 116 96 -0.2% 105
2085 8,930,855 50.2% 49.8% 115 95 -0.14% 105
2090 8,875,690 50.2% 49.8% 114 97 -0.11% 105
2095 8,827,545 50.2% 49.8% 114 97 -0.11% 104
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations