Demographics of the Czech Republic
The majority of the 10.2 million inhabitants of the Czech Republic are ethnically and linguistically Czech (95%). Other ethnic groups include Germans, Roma, and Poles. After the 1993 division, some Slovaks remained in the Czech Republic and comprise roughly 2% of the current population.
The border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia is open for former citizens of Czechoslovakia. Laws establishing religious freedom were passed shortly after the revolution of 1989, lifting oppressive regulations enacted by the former communist regime.
Major denomination and its estimated percentage population is Roman Catholic (27%). A large percentage of the Czech population claim to be atheists (59%). The Jewish community numbers a few thousand today; a synagogue in Prague memorializes the names of more than 80,000 Czechoslovak Jews who perished in World War II.
10,211,000 (December 2003 est.)
16% (male 849,008; female 805,861)
70% (male 3,587,968; female 3,573,171)
65 years and over:
14% (male 543,114; female 867,457) (March 2001)
<p>Population growth rate:
0.8% (2003 est.)
9.2 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
<p>Net migration rate:
2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
under 15 years:
65 years and over:
0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)
<p>Infant mortality rate:
3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
<p>Life expectancy at birth:
78.65 years (2002 est.)
<p>Total fertility rate:
1.18 children born/woman (2003 est.)
Czech(s) (Czech language: Čech, plural: Češi or Čechové)
Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, Polish 0.5%, German 0.4%, Silesian 0.1%, Roma 0.1%, Hungarian 0.1%, other 2.8% (March 2001)
atheist 59.0%, Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 1.1%, Hussites 1.0%, other 12.1% (March 2001)
- Note: the Moravians and Silesians, lacking significant differencies in cultural traditions and ethnic, religious or language characteristics from the Czechs, are officially not forming a minority (in political sense) and their percentages are often added to the one of Czechs. The results here reflect the right of anybody to identify him-/herself with any nationality or ethnic group, as stated in the UDHR.
99.9% (1999 est.)