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BULGARIA (BG)
Domains Indicators Years
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Demographic statistics Population as of 31.12. - Total (number) 7 101 859 7 050 034 7 000 039 6 951 482 6 916 548
Population as of 31.12. - Мale (number) 3 449 978 3 422 409 3 395 701 3 369 646 3 349 715
Population as of 31.12. - Female (number) 3 651 881 3 627 625 3 604 338 3 581 836 3 566 833
Natural increase rate (per 1 000 persons of the population) - ‰ -6.0 -6.5 -6.5 -6.7 -9.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) - ‰ 6.5 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.1
Mortality rate - Total (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 15.1 15.5 15.4 15.5 18.0
Mortality rate - Male (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 16.2 16.5 16.5 16.6 19.6
Mortality rate - Female (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 14.0 14.6 14.4 14.5 16.4
Labour market Average annual number of employees under labour contract (number) 2 277 345 2 308 129 2 319 762 2 322 561 2 211 773
Average annual wages and salaries of the employees under labour contract (levs) 11 379 12 448 13 755 15 209 16 687
Economic activity rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 68.7 71.3 71.5 73.2 72.2
Employment rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 63.4 66.9 67.7 70.1 68.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.6 6.2 5.2 4.2 5.1
Unemployed persons registered at the labour offices as of 31.12. (number) 261 015 232 066 201 466 194 715 220 292
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with higher education (%) 27.7 27.8 28.2 28.1 29.2
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with secondary education (%) 54.6 55.0 54.4 54.3 53.9
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with primary or lower education (%) 17.7 17.2 17.4 17.5 16.9
Health services Hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 345 346 346 341 342
Hospital beds in the hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 51 816 52 744 53 173 53 997 54 216
Physicians in health establishments as of 31.12. per 10 000 population (number) 41.6 42.7 42.4 42.6 43.0
Education Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 2 470 2 384 2 369 2 376 2 353
Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 739 101 729 529 717 356 707 609 703 752
Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens (%) 79.4 78.4 78.4 78.7 78.1
Investments Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12. (thousand euro) 23 508 864.9 24 475 195.8 24 919 589.3 25 341 512.8 26 884 352.0
Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets (thousand levs) 17 671 830 17 628 630 19 249 299 21 873 680 23 157 131
Non-financial enterprises Turnover (thousand levs) 248 686 087 273 820 986 294 198 042 316 382 065 306 227 818
Output (thousand levs) 151 283 795 168 150 221 180 986 627 194 336 570 188 218 629
Value added at factor cost (thousand levs) 54 032 636 59 980 461 64 135 483 70 780 834 72 472 590
Relative share of enterprises with up to 9 persons employed in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 92.6 92.5 92.7 92.7 93.1
Relative share of enterprises with 10-49 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.7
Relative share of enterprises with 50-249 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
Relative share of enterprises with more than 250 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Transport Length of motorways (km) 740 734 757 790 806
Length of category I roads (km) 2 983 2 928 2 925 2 900 2 883
Length of category II roads (km) 4 028 4 028 4 022 4 019 4 019
Length of category III roads (km) 12 151 12 171 12 172 12 170 12 209
Length of railway lines (km) 4 029 4 030 4 030 4 030 4 029
R & D Expenditure on research and development
(R & D) - thousand levs
734 274 760 234 828 904 1 002 132 1 023 790
Staff engaged in research and development (R & D) - number 32 306 31 221 34 610 34 986 35 087
Information Society Relative share of households with Internet access (%) 63.5 67.3 72.1 75.1 78.9
Relative share of individuals aged 16-74, regulary using internet (every day or at least once per week) - % 58.1 61.9 63.6 66.8 69.2
Housing fund Residential buildings (number) 2 073 445 2 075 161 2 076 910 2 079 390 2 081 904
Dwellings (number) 3 943 989 3 951 806 3 959 285 3 970 719 3 985 172
Tourism Accommodation establishments (number) 3 331 3 346 3 458 3 664 3 317
Nights spent - total (number) 25 185 996 26 054 096 26 845 013 27 154 791 11 968 483
1) The indicator "Unemployment" rate is calculated from Labour force survey data.
2) The Hospital establishments, Hospital beds and Physicians attached to the other offices are included in the total number for the country, but are not territorially distributed by districts.
3) Reference date for indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)", "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens" is 1st of October for the respective school year.
4) For indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" from 2017/2018 school year there is a break in the time series due to changes in the national education system. The data are not comparable to the previous school years.
5) The group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens is calculated as per cent of number of enrolments in pre-primary education - age group 3-6 years to the number of population in the same age group.
6) Since 2007 the data for indicator "Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises" is in thousand EUR.
7) Data on the indicator "Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets" also includes the cost for purchasing land.
8) The indicators "Turnover", "Output" and "Value added at factor cost" are calculated according to the methodology of Structural business statistics for all non-financial enterprises which have submitted annual reports on their activities in the NSI.
9) Roads from the republican road network do not cross the territory of the district Sofia (stolitsa).
10) Data on indicators in the topic "Tourism" include categorized accommodation establishments with 10 and more bed-places in use during the reference year.
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() due to small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
02.03.2022