YEREVAN, October 31. /ARKA/. According to the preliminary results of the 2011 census, number of population available in Armenia is 2,871,711 whereas the number of permanent population is 3,018,854 people, Chief of Census and Demography department of Armenia’s National Statistical Service Karine Kuyumjyan reported.
As compared with the 2001 census data, number of population available reduced by 130,823 people, whereas the reduction in number of permanent population is 194,157 people.
The population available is people who are found in a village or a town at the moment of the census, regardless of permanent residence. Permanent residents are people living permanently in a given village or town, irrespective of their actual living place.
Number of population available was 1,054,698 in Yerevan (against 1,091,235 people in 2001), whereas the number of permanent population of the capital was 1,060,138 (as compared to 1,103,488 in 2001), Kuyumjyan said.
The preliminary results of the census show that 36.7% of the population lives in villages in Armenia and 63.3% lives in towns. 55.5% of urban population lives in Yerevan, says the report.
The highest reduction rate for the regional population available was recorded for Lori region (36,248) and the lowest one for Aragatsotn (739). Increase in population available was recorded only in Kotayk and Armavir regions – 3,987 and 778 people respectively.
Kuyumjyan informed that after the fall census of 2011, the information was first digitized during 6 months and only after then it was input and processed.
The final results of the census are expected to be ready in 2013.
The second in the history of Armenia census was held in 2011 with a total of 33 questions included in the questionnaire. The first census was conducted in Armenia in 2001. –0—