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Population on 1 January. By sex and age groups

Population on 1 January. By sex and age groups Catalonia. 2022
Men Women Total
From 0 to 4 years 162,977 154,820 317,797
From 5 to 9 years 198,712 187,164 385,876
From 10 to 14 years 224,535 210,020 434,555
From 15 to 19 years 220,514 202,947 423,461
From 20 to 24 years 213,636 197,845 411,481
From 25 to 29 years 222,234 213,650 435,884
From 30 to 34 years 231,773 230,626 462,399
From 35 to 39 years 249,306 256,292 505,598
From 40 to 44 years 312,056 310,018 622,074
From 45 to 49 years 334,825 325,281 660,106
From 50 to 54 years 297,897 293,269 591,166
From 55 to 59 years 263,954 270,368 534,322
From 60 to 64 years 224,454 244,181 468,635
From 65 to 69 years 186,413 210,512 396,925
From 70 to 74 years 161,580 192,890 354,470
From 75 to 79 years 128,077 163,001 291,078
From 80 to 84 years 81,156 114,760 195,916
From 85 to 89 years 57,499 100,986 158,485
From 90 to 94 years 22,608 52,173 74,781
From 95 years and over 5,279 17,421 22,700
Total 3,799,485 3,948,224 7,747,709
Source: Idescat. Population Estimates.

Last update: May 18, 2022. Revised series on December 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Intercensal population estimates
Calculation of the population by sex and age that connects two censuses. Intercensal estimates replace postcensal once you have the results of a new census of population, and provide final series of population between two censuses.
Postcensal population estimates
Calculation of the population by sex and age in the years after the last census. The postcensal estimates provide the series of population from the last census available, that are calculated adding the natural movement and migration that are recorded annually.

Methodological aspects

The basic information on the population on 1 January and the population structure indicatorsare obtained from the Population Estimates.

The Population Estimates are statistical operations produced annually that provide a headcount of the resident population within Catalonia and its distribution by sex and age. The time reference for the postcensal population estimates is 1st January.

The postcensal population estimates are calculated based on the last available census and the demographic shifts from the corresponding year (birth, death and migration). The information they provide enable us to find out the levels of demographic growth and the shift in the population pyramid on a yearly basis. It also enables us to reliably calculate the demographic, social and economic indicators in which the population groups are the reference denominator, especially when these denominators must be disaggregated according to the features of sex and age.

The early postcensal estimates aim to provide a statistical estimation of the population classified by sex and age as early as possible with respect to the reference date. They are calculated in the second quarter of the year based on the provisional data for demographic flows. The results are kept updated until replaced by the Definitive Post-Census Estimates, calculated once figures for births, deaths and migrations are available for the year of reference.

By taking a new population census tally, the annual figures of the population estimates can be revised in the interim between two censuses, and from this the intercensal population estimates are generated. The production of intercensal estimates, then, consists of retroactively correcting the postcensal population estimates with the aid of the data from the new census. The level of disaggregation of the data is the same as for the postcensal estimates.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".