Up until 2020, the Czech Republic’s population had experienced several periods of growth and decline. In 2020, the population stands at about 10.71 million people. While the Czech Republic is projected to experience a few years of growth, its population is expected to peak at 10.76 million people in 2026 and then decline in the years following. By the end of the century, the Czech Republic’s population is projected to be 10.27 million people.
The Czech Republic is currently growing at a rate of 0.18%. The fertility rate is relatively low at 1.64 births per woman which is also well below the population replacement rate of 2.1 births.
The Czech Republic’s low fertility rates and declining population lead to an increasingly aging population. The median age in the Czech Republic is now 43.2 years, ten years older than it was in 1980. The aging population will lead to an unmet demand for qualified workers, less of economic competitiveness, and weakening of innovative industries.
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 slow 0.1% a year and there hasn't bee significant net change in the population for quite some time.
Czech Republic Population Projections
The slow growth rate of the Czech Republic is so close to zero and even slowing so that the population is projected to begin decreasing by 2022. The decrease in population will be about as slow as the growth has been and it is unlikely that the country will see any significant changes in their numbers in the near future. Current projections state that the population of the Czech Republic will be 10,633,424 in 202, 10,528,196 in 2030, 10,254,847 in 2040, and 10,054,302 in 2050.