Hungarian Population Continues to Age, Census Data Show

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Final data from Hungary's 2022 census show an uptick in the share of women under the age of 30 with children but also indicate that the population continues to age, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show the number of Hungarians aged 65 and older stood at 1,979,443 in 2022, up 18% from the previous census in 2011. The number of Hungarians over 65 exceeded the number under 15 by 42%.

The percentage of the population aged 15 and older who were married stood at 43% in 2022. The share of married people among the population under the age of 30 reached 12%. Around one-third of the population had never been married.

About 73% of the female population had children at some time: 23% one child, 35% two, and 15% three or more.

Responses to questions about the highest levels of education attained show one-third of the adult population had passed a secondary school-leaving examination and 21% had a certificate from a vocational school. Around 22% had a university degree and 23% only finished primary school.

The share of the population who were employed stood at 49% in 2022, up close to ten percentage points from the 2011 census. The number of jobless fell 58% to 237,000 during the period.

Around 68% of the employed population worked in services, 28% worked in industry or construction and 4% worked in agriculture.

The number of foreign nationals living in Hungary stood at 218,000 in 2022, up 52% from the 2011 census. Around 76p%of those foreigners were from European countries and 82,000 were from neighboring countries.

The number of Ukrainians living in Hungary stood at 36,093 and the number of Germans reached 22,184. There were 18,283 Romanians living in the country.

The number of Chinese nationals reached 18,154, climbing from 8,852 in 2011.

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