Croatian Population Shrank by Almost 10 Percent in Decade
Zagreb, Croatia's population has decreased by 413,056 persons or 9.64 percent over the past decade, the final results of the country's 2021 census revealed. According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, in 2021 the country's population was 3,871,833, of which 1,865,129 were men and 2,006,704 were women, reports Xinhua news agency. The results showed that the share of Croats in the country is 91.63 percent, up from the 2011 Census when it was 90.42 percent. Next were Serbs at 3.20 percent, down from 4.36 percent in 2011, followed by Bosnians (0.62 percent), Roma (0.46 percent), Italians (0.36 percent), and Albanians (0.36 percent), while the share of other members of national minorities is individually less than 0.30 percent. A population decline has been marked in all Croatian counties, but the biggest exodus of the population was recorded in eastern Croatia, in Vukovar-Srijem County (20.3 percent).