Hungary: Total Population, by year
YearNumber of people,
in thousands
20249,580
20239,599
20229,689
20219,731
20209,769
20199,773
20189,778
20179,798
20169,830
20159,856
20149,877
20139,909
20129,932
20119,986
201010,014
200910,031
200810,045
200710,066
200610,077
200510,098
200410,117
200310,142
200210,175
200110,200
200010,222
199910,253
199810,280
199710,301
199610,321
199510,337
199410,350
199310,365
199210,374
199110,373
199010,375
198910,421
  • Region: Hungary
  • Time period: 1989 to 2024
  • Published: Jan 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 29, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Population Decrease from 2010 to 2024

Hungary's population has experienced a consistent decrease, dropping from 10,014,000 in 2010 to 9,580,000 in 2024. This represents a decline of 434,000 people over 14 years, indicating a notable demographic shift.

Rate of Population Decline Accelerating

The rate of population decline has accelerated in recent years. Between 2010 and 2015, the population decreased by 158,000, whereas from 2019 to 2024, it fell by 193,000, showcasing a growing trend in population reduction.

Historical Population Peak in 1989

The population of Hungary reached its peak in 1989, with 10,421,000 people. Since then, there has been a steady decline, with the total number dropping by 841,000 over the course of 35 years.

Significant Milestones in Population Decline

Hungary's population fell below 10 million in 2010, marking a significant demographic milestone. This downward trend continued, further crossing below the 9.6 million threshold in 2023.

Average Annual Decline Since 2010

From 2010 to 2024, the average annual population decrease has been approximately 31,000 people per year, reflecting a persistent demographic downturn.

Slowest and Fastest Decline Periods

The slowest decline occurred between 2018 and 2019, with the population dropping by only 5,000 people. In contrast, the fastest decline was observed from 2022 to 2023, with a reduction of 90,000 people, highlighting the variability in population change rates.

Decade of Stabilization Before Accelerated Decline

Between 1991 and 2001, the population showed relative stabilization, with a modest decrease of 173,000 people. This period of slower decline preceded the more accelerated decreases observed in subsequent years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What has been the trend in the rate of population decline in Hungary?

The rate of population decline in Hungary has accelerated, with a decrease of 158,000 between 2010 and 2015, and a larger decrease of 193,000 between 2019 and 2024.

When did Hungary reach its peak population?

Hungary reached its peak population in 1989, with 10,421,000 people.

What were the significant milestones in Hungary's population decline?

Hungary's population fell below 10 million in 2010 and it further dropped below the 9.6 million threshold in 2023.

Terms and Definitions

Total population refers to the complete count of individuals living in a specific area such as a city, country, or continent at a particular point in time. This statistics usually comprises of all residents regardless of their legal status or citizenship.

Population growth rate is the increase or decrease in a region's population over a specific period, typically expressed as a percentage of the population at the start of that period. This change is calculated considering factors like births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.

Demographics refers to the statistical data of a population, including details such as age, gender, income level, race, employment, location, and other variables. It is typically used to understand the characteristics of a population subset and analyze trends over time.

Immigration is the process through which individuals move into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. These individuals, referred to as immigrants, might impact the total population of the destination country.

Emigration is the act of leaving one's native country or region to settle in another. The reasons for this displacement can be economic, social, political, or environmental.

Birth rate is a statistical measure representing the number of live births occurring during a year, per 1,000 people at midyear in a particular geographic area.

The death rate, also known as mortality rate, is a measure of the number of deaths in a specific population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time, often calculated per 1,000 individuals per year.

The net migration rate represents the difference between the number of individuals entering a country (immigrants) and those leaving (emigrants) throughout the course of a year, per 1,000 people at midyear. It acts as an essential factor in population change.
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