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Demographics of Hungary

The total population of Hungary is 9,688,847 people. People in Hungary speak the Hungarian language. The linguistic diversity of Hungary is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Hungary is 0.0297. The median age is approximately 41.1 years. Life expectancy in Hungary is 75. The female fertility rate in Hungary is 1.4. Around 28.% of the population of Hungary are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Hungary is 0.1522. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Hungary see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Hungary, the population density is 106 people per square kilometer (276 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Hungary is 9,688,847 people. Hungary has approximately 449,632 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Hungary represent 0.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Hungary represent 4.7 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Hungary is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Hungary is 0.1522. This means that the people living in Hungary are coming from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Hungary on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 41.1 years. The median age for men is 39.1, while the median age for women is 43.5.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.057. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.06; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.98; sex ratio over 64 - 0.57; total sex ratio - 0.91. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Hungary is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 81% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of Hinduism in Hungary. The religious diversity of Hungary is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Hungary. The index of religious fractionalization in Hungary is 0.5244. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Hungary.

General development

Hungary is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Hungary may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Hungary, 72 in every 100 people use internet. Hungary has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.818. Hungary has a high HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life while providing substantial aid and assistance to citizens with lower living standards. The migration rate in Hungary is 1.33%. In Hungary, 14.9% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Hungary is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider Hungary to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.

Language

People in Hungary speak the Hungarian language. The linguistic diversity of Hungary is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Hungary. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Hungary is 0.0297. This means that within the country there is one major language and a few minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.