Turkey - Population





Turkey: Population

Mnemonic POP.ITUR
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 1.48 %
Data 2018 82,003,882
2017 80,810,525

Series Information

Source Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat)
Release Population
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2007
End Date 12/31/2018

Turkey: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Births Dec 2018 95,662 99,728 #,NSA Monthly
Population 2018 82,003,882 80,810,525 #, NSA Annual
Deaths Dec 2017 36,184 34,624 #, NSA Monthly
Net Migration 2017 1,525,002 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 16.24 16.53 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 5.82 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

The purpose is to obtain updated information on size and characteristics of population of localities and to follow and monitor the population movements regularly.

Turkish Republic citizens and foreign nationals residing within the boundaries of the country are covered in this data set. Foreign citizens refers to individuals;

  • Who are registered in ABPRS after holding residence/work permit and country of citizenship is other than Turkish Republic.
  • Who are holding 3 months or longer residence permit/work permit which is currently valid and citizenship is other than Turkish Republic.
  • Who renonced the Turkish citizenship with the authorization of Turkish Republic and staying in Turkey by registering in ABPRS.
  • Persons who stay in institutional places like military barracks, prisons, nursing homes, university dormitories, etc. where the institutional places are located.

In place of birth, migration and marital status statistics only Turkish Republic citizens are covered. Foreigners residing within the borders of the country are not covered.

Data Compiling Method: According to the Population Registration Law No. 5490, Address Based Population Registration System was established in 2007 by registering all addresses within the boundaries of the country in the National Address Database and registering all Turkish Citizens living in these addresses linked to the Turkish Identification Number, and the system was transferred to Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. Since the beginning of 2008, changes in the addresses are updated by municipalities and special administration of provinces and changes in the places of residences are updated by the population registration offices based on declaration of persons.

Information was obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT): http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/Start.do