Although the mortality rate in Transylvania decreased in the last few years, the Hungarian population in the Hungarian-populated regions decreased rapidly according to the latest statistics which represents the changes in the Hungarian population in the first few months of 2018.
Krónika Online reported that, between January and November 2018, approximately 61,738 children were born, which is 197 more childbirths than in 2017 between the same months. In the first part of 2018, the rate of childbirth was low, but in the second part of the year, it increased significantly.
Between August and November, 24,321 children were born which is more than the 23,080 in 2017. In the first eleven months, 76,493 people died which is 812 less than in 2017. This strong positive trend leads back to November 2018 when only 6,794 death cases were registered, which is 431 less than two years ago.
In the first eleven months of 2018, the population of Szeklerland decreased by 14,755 people which is still a very high rate and devastating number, but it is a positive fact that, in 2017, the population decreased by 15,764.
The population’s decrease was the strongest in March 2018, when Szeklerland lost 3,200 Hungarian residents in one month.
In the counties of Hargita and Kovászna, 4,839 children were born in the first eight months of 2018 which is 22 less than the previous year’s statistics. In the same year, 5,886 people died in Szeklerland which is a 4% of growth since 2017 when 5,657 residents passed away.
The low decrease of childbirth and the growing number of death cases is a combination which means that the population decreased the most in Szeklerland from all the Transylvanian regions.
The rate of natural decrease between January and November 2018 is approximately 1,047 which is significantly more than in 2017 (796).
However, the number of marriages increased in Szeklerland: in the first eleven months of last year, 2,597 couples got married, which is an average growth of 1,5%.
In the region of the Partium, 10,544 children were born until the end of 2018, and 13,706 people passed away.
Kolozs and Maros counties are the most significant Hungarian-populated regions of Central-Transylvania. Here, 11,562 children were born, and 13,896 residents died in 2018. The statistics revealed that the population’s decrease became more intensive in Central-Transylvania in the last few years, especially last year.
Temes is the only Transylvanian county among the Hungarian-populated regions where the number of childbirths is more than the mortality rate: 6,630 children were born in 2018, and 6255 people died.
In South- and North-Transylvania, the population’s decrease is not as significant as in any other region.
Photo: Alpár Kató – Daily News Hungary