In 2009 the leading demographic tendencies in Mogilev region were birth rate growth, mortality rate decrease, and reduction of natural loss of population. According to the regional statistical department, 12376 children were born in the region (9620 – in cities and towns, and 2756 – in villages), i.e. 0.8% increase compared to the year 2008.
At the same time, 16840 people died during the period, 9838 – in cities and towns, and 7002 – in villages; it makes up 1.1% decrease compared to the previous year.
Thus, during the year 2009 regional population decreased by 4464 people, though there is 6% reduction in natural loss of population.