Russia Reached Historical Maximum in Children Share Population

The percentage of minors in the total Russian population has reached the highest level for the entire period of statistics collection, RIA News reports with reference to the All-Russian Population Census 2020. According to the experts, there are 22.4 per cent of children in 2020, while in 2010, it was 21.4 per cent. 

The Head of the Laboratory of Quantitative Methods for Studying Regional Development of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Elena Egorova, explained that the increase in the proportion of children is associated with an increase in the birth rate in the period from 2012 to 2017. Accordingly, the percentage of children in the age groups for up to 4 years and from 5 to 10 years increased, while the proportion of adolescents, on the contrary, slightly decreased.

Ru-Main, 02.06.2020

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