Russia: Total population, by year
YearPopulation,
in millions
2023146.45
2022146.98
2021146.17
2020146.75
2019146.78
2018146.88
2017146.80
2016146.54
2015146.27
2014143.67
2013143.35
2012143.06
2011142.87
2010142.83
2009142.74
2008142.75
2007142.86
2006143.24
2005143.80
2004144.33
2003144.96
2002145.65
2001146.30
2000146.89
1999147.54
1998147.80
1997148.03
1996148.29
1995148.46
1994148.36
1993148.56
1992148.51
1991148.27
1990147.67
1989147.02
1985142.54
1980138.13
1979137.41
1975133.63
1970129.94
1965126.31
1960119.05
1959117.53
  • Region: Russia
  • Time period: Jan 1, 1959 to Jan 1, 2023
  • Published: Mar 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Population Peak in 1994

Russian population reached its highest point in the dataset in 1994 with 148.36 million people. Since then, the population has shown a trend of fluctuation with a general decrease, highlighting a shift in demographic trends over the past decades.

Decline from 1994 to 2023

Between 1994 and 2023, Russia experienced a population decrease of approximately 1.91 million people. This decrease reflects significant demographic changes over nearly three decades, emphasizing challenges such as aging, migration, and birth rates.

Recent Years' Fluctuation

In the most recent years, from 2018 to 2023, the population fluctuated, peaking at 146.98 million in 2022 before decreasing to 146.45 million in 2023. This recent trend suggests a stabilization of the population size with minor annual variations.

Growth Period from 1959 to 1994

From 1959 to 1994, the population consistently grew from 117.53 million to 148.36 million, indicating a strong period of demographic expansion over 35 years. This growth phase reflects the historical context of post-World War II recovery and expansion.

Long-term Slowdown

Analyzing the broader timeframe from 1970 to 2023, the population grew from 129.94 million to 146.45 million. Despite the growth, this reflects a long-term slowdown in population increase, with an average growth of just 16.51 million over 53 years, marking a significant deceleration in demographic trends.

Frequently Asked Questions

When did the Russian population reach its highest point according to the dataset?

The Russian population reached its highest point in 1994 with 148.36 million people.

What was the population change in Russia between 1994 and 2023?

Between 1994 and 2023, Russia had a population decrease of approximately 1.91 million people.

What was the broader population trend in Russia from 1970 to 2023?

From 1970 to 2023, the population grew from 129.94 million to 146.45 million, reflecting a long-term slowdown in population growth.

Terms and Definitions

This refers to the total number of inhabitants in a region or country. It could also denote the total number of individuals or units in the statistical population or demographic group.

A census is a complete count of the population of a region at a specific time. It is often conducted by a national government and collects various details about the individuals residing in the country, such as age, gender, occupation, and household situation.

Demographics is the statistical study of populations, particularly human beings. It analyzes elements like size, growth, density, and distribution of human populations, as well as the structure and characteristics of these populations like age, sex, marital status, and occupation.

Birth rate is a demographic measure of the number of live births per thousand of the population per year. It is a crucial factor used to calculate population growth.

This refers to the number of deaths per thousand of the population within a specific time frame, often calculated annually. Death rate, together with birth rate, helps determine the growth rate of a population.

Migration refers to the movement of people from one place to another, either across an international border or within a country. These movements can affect population size and composition.

This is the rate at which the number of individuals in a population increases in a given time period, often yearly, expressed as a fraction of the initial population.

Fertility rate is the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime under current birth rates. It is an important demographic indicator that can influence population size.
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