Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic indicators

POPULATION

DEATHS

According to provisional data, there were 6 383 deaths in the Republic of Croatia in January 2021. The number of deaths increased by 16.4% in January 2021, that is, there were 898 more deaths compared to the five-year average (2015 − 2019) for the same month.

The total number of deaths in 2020 amounted to 56 677 (provisional data), which was 7.5% or 3 932 more deaths compared to the average number of deaths for the period 2015 − 2019.

Observing the period from March, when the COVID-19 epidemic was officially declared in the Republic of Croatia, the number of deaths increased by 11.5% in the period from March 2020 to January 2021 compared to the five-year average for the same period, that is, there were 5 551 more deaths.

In December 2020, the highest number of deaths so far in the Republic of Croatia in one month was recorded, that is, 7 395 deaths. Compared to the five-year average for the same month, it was an increase of 59.3%, or 2 754 more deaths.

The graph shows provisional data on deaths by months from January 2020 to January 2021 and the average number of deaths for the period 2015 − 2019 by months.

Please note that the provisional data on deaths are not fully comparable with the final data. The provisional data refer to the month in which deaths were entered in the state register, not the month of deaths.

1) Provisional data

Data on deaths since 2000, by week, sex and age group, are available on the Eurostat website via the following links:

Deaths by week and sex
Deaths by week, sex and 5-year age group
Deaths by week, sex and 10-year age group
Deaths by week, sex and 20-year age group

Additional information:

Table 7.1.3. Natural Change in Population – Provisional Data
Statistical Report – Natural Change in Population, 2019
Natural Change in Population in the Republic Of Croatia, 2019
PC-Axis Databases – Population