TurkStat Released the Results of the 2020 Address Based Population Registration System
12 February 2021
Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) released the Results of the 2020 Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) on 4 February 2021 in Ankara, Turkey.
According to the records of the National Address Database (hosted and maintained by the Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality) as of 31 December 2020, the key findings from the 2020 ABPRS are as follows:
The population residing in Turkey increased by 459,365 people compared to the previous year, and reached to 83,614,362 people as of 31 December 2020.
While 50.1% of the total population were males, 49.9% of the total population were females.
Foreign population residing in Turkey decreased by 197,770 people and became 1,333,410 people. 49.7% of this population were males and 50.3% of this population were females.
Annual population growth rate decreased to 5.5 per thousand in 2020 from 13.9 per thousand in 2019.
Proportion of population residing in province and district centres, which was 92.8% in 2019, became 93% in 2020. Besides, proportion of population living in towns and villages decreased to 7% from 7.2%.
The population residing in Istanbul decreased by 56,815 people compared to the previous year and declined to 15,462,452 people. İstanbul, constituting 18.49% of Turkey’s population, was followed by Ankara with 5,663,322 inhabitants.
The median age of the population in Turkey increased to 32.7 in 2020 from 32.4 in 2019. The median age increased from 31.7 to 32.1 for males and from 33.1 to 33.4 for females.
The proportion of the working age population aged 15-64 increased from 66.5% in 2007 to 67.7% in 2020. On the other hand, the proportion of child population aged 0-14 decreased from 26.4% to 22.8% and the proportion of population aged 65 and over increased from 7.1% to 9.5%.
For every 100 people in working age, there were 33.7 child dependents and 14.1 senior dependents in Turkey for 2020.
Number of people per square kilometre was 109 for Turkey and 2,976 for İstanbul