Cyprus - Population





Cyprus: Population

Mnemonic POP.ICYP
Unit Ths. #
Annual 1.35 %
Data 2018 875.9
2017 864.2

Series Information

Source Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus (CYSTAT)
Release Households; population; demographics
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1992
End Date 12/31/2018

Cyprus: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Birth Rate 2018 10.7 10.7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Births 2018 9,329 9,229 # Annual
Death Rate 2018 6.6 7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Deaths 2018 5,768 5,996 # Annual
Population 2018 875.9 864.2 Ths. # Annual
Net Migration 2017 25,001 # Annual

Release Information

For Cyprus, CYSTAT reports population, households and vital rates annually from as early as 1990. Population is broken out by district, urban/rural, age and sex.

Reported indicators are as follows, not all of which are extracted in Data Buffet.

  • Population
    • Summary, from 1992
      • By sex in government-controlled areas
      • Distribution by age
      • Distribution by district
      • Urban share
      • Households
      • Average household size
    • By age (five-year cohorts) and sex, from 2001
    • Demography, from 1990
      • Natural increase, migration
      • Fertility, mortality
        • From 2013, the count of deaths includes only residents of Cyprus [footnote].
      • Marriages, divorces
      • Life expectancy by sex
    • By district, from 1995
      • Urban vs. rural areas
      • Lefkosia, Ammochostos, Larnaka, Lemesos, Pafos
  • Households
    • By urban/rural and district, census years 1992, 2001, 2011
    • By urban/rural and district, annual from 1995

Yes. Figures for the interval 2002 to 2009 were revised on the basis of the 2011 Census of Population [footnote].

For population by age, CYSTAT reported percent share through 2001, and levels from 2002 onwards. We have calculated extensions to both groups, which we notate in the series metadata.

There are gaps in early years: 1993 and 1994 for population, 1991 to 1993 for demographics.

Life expectancy is published in two-year blocks, so the reference years are ambiguous.

Cyprus reports "marriages of Cyprus residents" and "all marriages." There is no explanation, but Moody's Analytics surmises that the distinction is necessary because Cyprus is a popular location for "destination weddings."

For 2010 to 2011, figures were initially omitted for these series:

  • VSQMARUA.ICYP = Marriages
  • VSQDIVUA.ICYP = Divorces

We are unaware of an official posted methodology.