Salem, readers! Today I was reading the Astana Times when I came across an interesting article about how a new statistical report was released in Kazakhstan. This report shows that the population of Kazakhstan is rising. The statistics in the new report were gathered by the Ministry of National Economy and highlights other positive trends in addition to overall the population growth.
Kazahstan, the ninth-largest country in the world, has seen a population growth of 257,000 people, making the current national population approximately 17,417,673 people. In addition, Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city, has seen a 30 percent increase in population compared to 2014, while Almaty’s population has seen a 15 percent increase since 2014.
While Astana Times did not report other fresh statistics from 2015, they did point out other positive trends in the country including average life expectancy and infant mortality rate from last year.
• In 2014, the number deaths were exceeded by 269,061 births, adding to the rise in population.
• The average age for life expectancy has been steadily rising in Kazakhstan as well. In 2014, the average life expectancy was 71.62 years, trumping the 2013 statistic of 71 years. The positive upward trend cannot only be seen between 2014 and 2013, but is also represented from 2012’s statistics of the average life expectancy of 69.91 years.
• Kazakhstan also saw a reduction in infant mortality rate between 2013 and 2014. In 2014, 3,868 infants (under the age of one) died in Kazakhstan, and in 2013, 6,078 infants (under the age of one) died. The statistics show a 40 percent reduction between the two years.
Well, readers, there you have it. Kazakhstan is seeing quite a few positive trends in terms of statistics, and KazakhWorld hopes that more positive numbers will grace the beautiful country of Kazahstan in the future.