Natural population growth in 2015 occurred in five districts of the Minsk region and the town of Zhodino, BelTA learned from the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Department of Health.
According to experts, the natural increase of the population observed in Dzerzhinsk, Minsk, Molodechno, Smolevichi, Soligorsk district, Minsk region and the town of Zhodino. In 2015, the natural decline in population was 0.6 per thousand - the lowest figure in the last 24 years (the previous minimum was recorded in 1992 - 0.7 ppm). The most difficult demographic situation in 2002, when the death rate in the Minsk region in more than 2 times higher than the birth rate.
In the area of 19 thousand born. 160 children (525 newborns more than in 2014) in the past year. The total fertility rate increased to 13.6 cases per 1 thousand of the population -. This is 7.9% higher than the national average.
An important result was also a reduction in the overall death rate over the past five years from 16.4 to 14.2 cases per 1 thousand. Population. The mortality rate of people of working age over this period decreased by 7.1%. Infant mortality in the last 10 years in the Minsk region has fallen by almost a factor of 2.5 to 6.4 per cent in 2005 to 2.7 per thousand in 2015. Maternal deaths are not recorded since 2008.
According to the General Statistics Office in Minsk region, the number of population in the capital region on January 1, 2016 exceeded 1 million 417 thousand. People and in 2015 increased by 9.5 thousand. Man.