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Share of Croats in Croatia increases as census results published

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics today released the final results of the census which was conducted in Croatia in 2021

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics released final data from the recent census

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics today released on their website the final results of the census which was conducted in Croatia in 2021.  

According to the 2021 Census, the Republic of Croatia has a population of 3,871,833, of which 1,865,129 are men (48.17%) and 2,006,704 are women (51.83%).

Compared to the 2011 Census, the population has decreased by 413,056 persons or 9.64%.

More Croats since last census 

The results of the 2021 Census show that the share of Croats in the country is 91.63%, up from the 2011 Census when the share was 90.42%.

Next are Serbs at 3.20%, down from 4.36% in 2011. Bosnians were third at 0.62%, followed by Roma (0.46%), Italians (0.36%) and Albanians (0.36%), while the share of other members of national minorities is individually less than 0.30%.

The share of people who have declared regionally is 0.33%, and the number of people who did not want to declare is 0.58%.

95.25% of people declared that their mother tongue was Croatian, and 1.16% of people declared that their mother tongue was Serbian. The share of people with another mother tongue is individually less than 1.00%. Of the total number of inhabitants of the Republic of Croatia, 99.24% have Croatian citizenship, while 0.74% or 28,784 are foreign citizens.

Drop in number of Catholics 

According to religious affiliation, Catholics make up 78.97% of the population, Protestants 0.26%, other Christians 4.84%, Jewish 0.01%, Orthodox 3.32%, Eastern religions 0.9%, other religions 0.96%, Muslims 1.32%, agnostics 1.68%, non-believers and atheists 4.71%, while 1.72% of people did not want to answer the question about religion. 2.14% is unknown.

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics today released the final results of the census which was conducted in Croatia in 2021.

Population has dropped by just under 10%

In the last population census in 2011, there were 86 percent Catholics. Orthodox slightly less than 4.5 percent, and Muslims about 1.5 percent. Only 3.81 percent of the population declared themselves atheists, and an additional 0.76 percent were considered agnostics. 2.17 percent of Croatian citizens did not want to state their religion.

Overall, therefore, according to the latest population census, Christians make up a total of 87.39 percent, while in 2011 they were 91.37 percent. This is a drop of 3.98 percent.

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