Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic indicators

POPULATION

DEATHS

According to provisional data, there were 4 891 deaths in the Republic of Croatia in August 2022. The number of deaths increased by 17.9% in August 2022, that is, there were 744 more deaths compared to the five-year average (2015 − 2019) for the same month.

Observing the period since the COVID-19 epidemic was officially declared in the Republic of Croatia, the number of deaths increased by 14.6% in the period from March 2020 to August 2022 compared to the five-year average for the same period, that is, there were 19 154 more deaths.

In December 2020, the highest number of deaths so far in the Republic of Croatia in one month was recorded, that is, 7 608 deaths. Compared to the five-year average for the same month, it was an increase of 63.9%, or 2 967 more deaths.

The graph shows data on deaths by months from January 2020 to August 2022 and the average number of deaths for the period 2015 − 2019 by months. Data for 2022 are provisional.

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

Available data on deaths since 2000, by weeks, sex and age groups are available on the website of Eurostat 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, 2020
Natural Change in Population in the Republic Of Croatia, 2021
PC-Axis Databases – Population