Population of Macedonia 2017

Population

Current population of Macedonia is 2,103,721 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Macedonian(s)
adjective: Macedonian

Ethnic Groups

Macedonian 64.2%, Albanian 25.2%, Turkish 3.9%, Romani 2.7%, Serb 1.8%, other 2.2% (2002 est.)

note: Romani populations are usually underestimated in official statistics and may represent 6.5–13% of Macedonia’s population

Languages

Macedonian (official) 66.5%, Albanian 25.1%, Turkish 3.5%, Romani 1.9%, Serbian 1.2%, other 1.8% (2002 est.)

note: minority languages are co-official with Macedonian in municipalities whre they are spoken by at least 20% of the population; Albanian is co-official in Tetovo, Brvenica, Vrapciste, and other municipalities; Turkish is co-official in Centar Zupa and Plasnica; Romani is co-official in Suto Orizari; Aromanian is co-official in Drusevo; Serbian is co-official in Cucer Sandevo

Religions

Macedonian Orthodox 64.8%, Muslim 33.3%, other Christian 0.4%, other and unspecified 1.5% (2002 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 17.17% (male 187,063/female 174,196)
15-24 years: 13.41% (male 145,716/female 136,444)
25-54 years: 43.6% (male 465,862/female 451,321)
55-64 years: 12.41% (male 128,024/female 132,955)
65 years and over: 13.41% (male 121,019/female 161,121) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 41.6
youth dependency ratio: 23.8
elderly dependency ratio: 17.7
potential support ratio: 5.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 37.5 years
male: 36.4 years
female: 38.6 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

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

Urbanization

urban population: 57.3% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.24% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

SKOPJE (capital) 503,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

26.8 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 7.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 76.2 years
male: 73.6 years
female: 79 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.6 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

40.2% (2011)

Health Expenditures

6.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.8 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

4.5 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.8% of population
rural: 98.9% of population
total: 99.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.2% of population
rural: 1.1% of population
total: 0.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.2% of population
rural: 82.6% of population
total: 90.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.8% of population
rural: 17.4% of population
total: 9.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

<500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

20.8% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

1.3% (2011)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98.8%
female: 96.8% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2014)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 16,782
percentage: 6% (2005 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 47.3%
male: 49.7%
female: 43.3% (2014 est.)