The Sverdlovsk region became the leader among the Ural regions after the population decline

In 2019-2021, the natural population decline in the Sverdlovsk region amounted to 68.46 thousand people – a record number among the regions of the Ural Federal District (UrFD), according to the study. RIA Novosti. In second place after the decline is the Chelyabinsk region (59 thousand people), in third place is the Kurgan region (21.25 thousand).

At the same time, in the regions of “Tyumen Matryoshka” in the last three years the birth rate has exceeded the mortality rate. The highest indicator is in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (KhMAO) – population growth amounted to 23.77 thousand people. At the same time, in Ugra, as well as in the Tyumen region, there was an overall population growth due to both natural and migratory growth.

The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO) ranked among the top five regions of Russia, where overall population growth occurred only due to natural causes with negative migration rates. Yamala’s population has increased by 11.55 thousand people in three years.

The largest influx of migrants was recorded in the Tyumen region, where 33.48 thousand people moved in three years. In second place is the Sverdlovsk region – 17.5 thousand, in third place – Yugra (15 thousand).

In Russia as a whole, population growth has been observed in 20 regions over the past three years, with Sevastopol becoming the leader, mainly due to the influx of migration. The largest percentage decline in the population was recorded in the Jewish Autonomous Region, where the population of the region in 2019 decreased by 3.8 percent of the population.

According to experts, in 2022, in the context of sanctions pressure and the negative scenario of the development of the socio-economic situation in the country that causes it, there are no preconditions for increasing the birth rate and migratory inflows.

As Kommersant-Ural previously reported, in January the mortality rate in the Sverdlovsk region was 15.6% lower than in January 2021. A total of 5,610 people died in January compared to 6,645 people a year earlier. The birth rate was 3,355 newborns, which is 3.5% more than in January 2021.

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