Population of Bulgaria 2017

Population

Current population of Bulgaria is 7,101,510 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Bulgarian(s)
adjective: Bulgarian

Ethnic Groups

Bulgarian 76.9%, Turkish 8%, Romani 4.4%, other 0.7% (including Russian, Armenian, and Vlach), other (unknown) 10% (2011 est.)

note: Romani populations are usually underestimated in official statistics and may represent 9–11% of Bulgaria’s population

Languages

Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Romani 3.8%, other 0.7%, unspecified 10.5% (2011 est.)

Religions

Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim 7.8%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Jewish) 1.7%, none 3.7%, unspecified 27.4% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 14.58% (male 532,924/female 502,277)
15-24 years: 9.58% (male 354,872/female 325,538)
25-54 years: 43.21% (male 1,576,980/female 1,491,489)
55-64 years: 13.35% (male 445,412/female 502,924)
65 years and over: 19.28% (male 554,486/female 814,608) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 51.7
youth dependency ratio: 21.2
elderly dependency ratio: 30.5
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42.4 years
male: 40.6 years
female: 44.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

8.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

14.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger populations

Urbanization

urban population: 74.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.4% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

SOFIA (capital) 1.226 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.88 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

26.7 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

11 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 8.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 74.5 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.46 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

69.2%

note: percent of women age 20-49 (2007)

Health Expenditures

8.4% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

6.4 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 0.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 86.8% of population
rural: 83.7% of population
total: 86% of population

unimproved
urban: 13.2% of population
rural: 16.3% of population
total: 14% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

3,500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<200 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.6% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4.1% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 98.7%
female: 98.1% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 15 years (2015)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 21.6%
male: 21.2%
female: 22.3% (2015 est.)