In 2014 Mogilev city's population increased by 4000 people to reach 374,000. The two main factors having promoted the rise were migration and natural population growth, deputy chairman of Mogilev city executive committee Andrei Kuntsevich told.
According to the results of the previous year the balance of external migration was positive amd made up more than 3.1 thousand people. Besides, the number of babies born exceeded the number of the dead by 854.
The comprehensive measures implemented in accordance with the programme of demographic security have resulted in improving the demographic situation in Mogilev, Andrei Kuntsevich remarked. Last year witnessed decrease in the level of maternal and infant mortality; the number of deaths from external factors also went down (i.e. at work, in fires, from acute alcoholism, etc.).
Childbirth has been on the rise during last several years. 4577 children were born in the city in 2014 (i.e. 148 babies more, than in 2013). What's more important, more and more parents decide to have the second or the third baby. 40% of the newborns were second children in their families (35% in 2012), 8% were the third ones (6% in 2012). "It proves the effectiveness of the measures implemented at the level of the head of the state, the heads of the region and the city for promoting childbirth and supporting families", Andrei Kuntsevich thinks.
According to the source, the majority of women (60%) giving birth in 2014 were from 21 to 30 years old. At the same time, the number of teenage mothers has been steadily going down - from 1.7% in 2012 to 1.1% in 2014 (mothers under 18 years old), from 4.8% to 1.1% (mothers under aged 19-20); the number of mothers producing children at the age of above 40 has been on the rise (from 0.7% to 3.5%).