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Census 2021. Evora County has lost more than 14,000 people in a decade

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Portugal has lost 2.1% of its population over the past 10 years, rising to 10,343,066 on April 19, 2021 and reversing the growth trend recorded in recent decades.

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Portugal has lost 2.1% of its population over the past 10 years, rising to 10,343,066 on April 19, 2021 and reversing the growth trend recorded in recent decades.

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The Évora area lost 14,282 people. over the past 10 yearsat the same time, in all municipalities, a decrease in residents was registered, but in percentage terms, Mora was the leader in losses according to the results of the 2021 census.

The final 2021 census data released by the National Statistical Institute (INE) shows that the population of Evora County has increased from 166,726 residents in 2011 to 152,444 in 2021, corresponding to an 8.6% decrease in the population. Population.

All 14 district councils recorded a decrease in residents, with Mora tops the list in percentage termssince it increased from 4,978 people in 2011 to 4,135 people in 2021, that is, a decrease in the number of inhabitants by 17% (less than 843 people).

The municipality of Évora, the county’s capital and the most populous, has lost the most inhabitants in absolute terms in the last decade, with a total of 3,019, as its population increased from 56,596 in 2011 to 53,577. in 2021.

Despite the fact that everyone was losing population, the municipality of Vendas Novas, however, recorded the smallest loss in percentage terms. with a decrease of 5.1% of residentsbecause it went from 11,846 in 2011 to 11,245 in 2021.

The “ranking” of the municipalities with the smallest percentage of population loss after Vendas Novas are Évora (-5.4%), Viana do Alentejo (-7.5%), Regengos de Monzaras (-8.9%) and Montemor-oh. -Novo (-9.4%).

On the opposite side of the table, i.e. with a higher percentage of population loss, Mora is followed by the municipalities of Alandroal (-14.2%), Borba (-12.4%), Muran (-11.8%) and Estremoz (-11, 5%).

The other four municipalities are Vila Viçosa (-11.3%), Portel (-10.6%), Redondo (-10.6%) and Arraiolos -10.3%.

Évora remains the most populous municipality with 53,577 people, ahead of Montemor o Novo with 15,799 people, Estremoz with 12,680 people, Vendas Novas with 11,245 people and Reguengos de Monzaraz. which has 9871🇧🇷

In turn, Murão is the municipality with the smallest number of inhabitants: 2351, followed by Mora (4135), Alandroal (5014), Viana do Alentejo (5318) and Portel (5747).

According to the final figures from the 2021 census, Portugal has lost 2.1% of its population in the last 10 years, rising to 10,343,066 as of April 19, 2021 and reversing the growth trend recorded in recent decades.

The 2021 census collection phase ran from April 5 to May 31, and data refer to the census date, April 19.

Source: Observador

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