Population of Croatia 2017

Population

Current population of Croatia is 4,292,095 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Croat(s), Croatian(s)
adjective: Croatian

Ethnic Groups

Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, other 4.4% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Romani), unspecified 0.8% (2011 est.)

Languages

Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 14.21% (male 314,287/female 295,520)
15-24 years: 11.24% (male 247,394/female 235,166)
25-54 years: 40.43% (male 867,978/female 867,125)
55-64 years: 14.82% (male 309,794/female 326,102)
65 years and over: 19.31% (male 330,406/female 498,323) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 50.9
youth dependency ratio: 22.4
elderly dependency ratio: 28.5
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42.7 years
male: 40.8 years
female: 44.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

more of the population lives in the northern half of the country, with approximately a quarter of the populace residing in and around the capital of Zagreb; many of the islands are sparsely populated

Urbanization

urban population: 59.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.22% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

ZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

28 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 9.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 75.9 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 79.2 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.4 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

7.8% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.13 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

5.9 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 99.7% of population
total: 99.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0.3% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.8% of population
rural: 95.8% of population
total: 97% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.2% of population
rural: 4.2% of population
total: 3% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

1,500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: intermediate
vectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.6% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4.6% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.7%
female: 98.9% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 43%
male: 41.9%
female: 44.5% (2015 est.)