Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 16 / Trend K. Konyrova /
As at Oct. 1, the population of the country on the current data has reached 16.615.100, the Kazakh Statistics Agency said.
"The urban population was 9.073.800 of the total figure making it a proportion of 54.6 per cent of the total number and 7.541.300 people or 45.4 per cent were actual villagers," the press-release said. "The population on the whole increased by 173,100, or 1.1 per cent compared to early 2011."
According to the Statistics Agency, the Civil Registry Office registered 280,400 births in January-September this year which is 2.2 per cent more than in January-September 2010. About 144, 500 boys and 135,900 girls, or 106 boys to 100 girls were born during this period. In percentage terms boys born were 2.2 per cent more and girls by 2.1 per cent compared to January-September 2010.
"The total birth rate remained at the level of the same period of last year and hit 22.6 births per 1000 people," the press release said.
The number of people who died in the country for the first nine months of the year was 109,800 including 60,500 men and 49,300 women, or 1227 men to 1000 women. The number of dead males is less than 0.6 per cent, but women were 0.8 per cent more compared to January-September 2010.
The main cause of death is cardiovascular disease which stands at 37.6 per cent (45.3 per cent). Those who died by accident, poisoning, and injury totalled 12,800, including 1200 killed. As many as 2700 people committed suicide and 2400 people died in traffic accidents. The overall rate of deaths per 1000 people was 8900.