Prague's population is ageing slower than other regions in the Czech Republic. Credit: Freepik.

Central Bohemia Has The Youngest Population of Czech Regions – CZSO

The Central Bohemia Region has the youngest population of the Czech regions, with an average age of 41.5 years, according to data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) released today. It is followed by Prague with 42.3 years.

By contrast, the Zlin, Hradec Kralove and Karlovy Vary regions have the oldest populations, with an average of 43.6 years in each.

In the past nine years, the average age has increased in all Czech regions, but by the least in Prague, only 0.4 years.

“Compared to 2012, when the residents of Prague had a rather older average age, the population of the capital is now the second youngest out of the regions,” said Jan Bilik, from the CZSO demographic statistics department.

The Central Bohemia Region had the youngest inhabitants throughout the period under observation. Since 2012, the average age has increased most, by 2.4 years, in the Karlovy Vary Region.

The average age across the country has been increasing steadily; it was 42.8 years last year, up from 41.3 years in 2012.

The age group of 45-49 was the most populous, with almost 900,000. Last year, there were 10,709 people over 95 in the Czech Republic.

The average age of women and men was 44.2 and 41.3 years, respectively.

At the end of last year, there were 10,516,707 inhabitants in total in the Czech Republic. The Central Bohemia Region was the most populous with 1.39 million, followed by Prague with 1.28 million.

In contrast, the smallest number was in the Karlovy Vary Region (283,000), followed by the Liberec Region with about 438,000 people.