Demographics of Lemovicia

Every five years, the Ministry of Social Development tabulates the demographics of Lemovicia, in order to better provide services to all Lemovician citizens.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1850 830,469—    
1867 936,242+12.7%
1877 1,042,025+11.3%
1887 1,699,983+63.1%
1897 2,010,572+18.3%
1907 2,333,079+16.0%
1917 2,735,485+17.2%
1927 2,794,163+2.1%
1937 2,774,585−0.7%
1947 2,975,994+7.3%
1957 3,101,027+4.2%
1967 3,187,670+2.8%
1977 3,257,447+2.2%
1997 2,337,783−28.2%
2002 2,358,838+0.9%
2007 2,399,883+1.7%
2012 2,452,921+2.2%
2017 2,502,577+2.0%
Source: Narozalic census (to 1977), Lemovician census (since 1997)

As of the 2017 census, the Lemovician census is 2,502,577 people, which although is the highest since Lemovicia gained its independence from Narozalica in 1979, is still lower than its pre-independence population of 3,257,447 in 1977.

Age distribution

As of the 2017 census, the age distribution of Lemovicia is arranged thusly:

Age Females Males Total Percent
100+ 774 87 861 0.00%
95-99 2,002 501 2,503 0.01%
90-94 5,005 2,503 7,508 0.03%
85-89 17,772 8,891 26,663 1.07%
80-84 31,286 31,278 62,564 2.50%
75-79 37,540 37,537 75,077 3.00%
70-74 50,106 49,998 100,104 4.00%
65-69 96,099 64,066 160,165 6.40%
60-64 121,792 60,896 182,688 7.30%
55-59 123,125 82,086 205,211 8.20%
50-54 108,111 72,074 180,185 7.20%
45-49 86,349 86,329 172,678 6.90%
40-44 83,833 83,840 167,673 6.70%
35-39 91,348 91,340 182,688 7.30%
30-34 85,094 85,081 170,175 6.80%
25-29 87,090 58,060 145,150 5.80%
20-24 90,114 75,057 165,171 6.60%
15-19 67,571 67,568 135,139 5.40%
10-14 66,308 66,329 132,637 5.30%
5-9 62,767 63,864 127,631 5.10%
0-4 49,015 51,091 100,106 4.00%
Total 1,364,101 1,138,476 2,502,577 100.00%

Thus, the 2017 census shows that around 55% of the population are female, while around 45% of the population are male. The average age of Lemovicia is around 53.7 years, with over 55% of the population, or 1,499,048 people, being under the age of 50.

Ethnicity

Ethnicity map of Lemovicia as of 2017

As of the 2017 census, the largest ethnic group, at around 52% of the nation's population, or 1,301,340 people, were the Miersans, who are primarily concentrated in the Miersan Entity. The next largest ethnic group are the indigenous Lemovicians, at 43% of the nation's population, or 1,076,108 people, concentrated primarily in the Lemovician Entity, but with sizable pockets in the Miersan Entity.

Of the remaining five percent of the country's population, 50,051 people, or two percent of the nation's population, are Narodyn, while 37,539 people, or around 1.5% of the nation's population, are Savaders, and the remainder belong to other ethnic groups.

Languages

Officially, Lemovicia has been a bilingual country since 1992, with the two official languages being the language isolate Lemovician language and the Marolevic Miersan language.

As of the 2017 census, sixty percent of the country, or 1,501,546 people, speak Miersan as their first language, while thirty-five percent of the population, or 875,902 people, speak the Lemovician language.

Of the remaining five percent of the national population, around two percent of the population, or 50,052 people reported speaking Narodyn as their first language, one percent, or 25,026 people, reported speaking Savader as their first language, and the remainder reported other languages as their first language.

Around 74% of the population, or 1,851,907 people, report that they can comfortably communicate in both official languages, while only 0.04% of the population, or 1,001 people cannot speak either official language.

Religion

Rural Episimialist church, 2014

As of the 2017 census, around 96% of the population, or 2,402,474 people, are adherents to Sotirianity.

The largest sect is the Episemialist Church, with 71% of the population, or 1,776,830 people, adhering to the Episimialist Church, with most Lemovicians and Amathians adhering to the Episemialist Metropolitanate of All Lemovicia. Until 1992, the High Episimialist Church was the official religion of Lemovicia, with practice of non-Episimialist religions heavily restricted.

The next largest sect of Sotirianity is the Solarian Catholic Church, with 23% of Lemovicia's population, or 575,593 people, adhering to the Solarian Catholic faith, with virtually all of them being ethnic Miersans.

Finally, the remainder of the Sotirian population adhere to other sects of Sotirianity, primarily Bogomilism, and Amendist sects.

The remaining four percent of the national population, or 100,103 people, are split roughly evenly, with 50,055 being irreligious, and 50,048 people following other religions, primarily neo-paganism.

Urbanization


As of the 2017 census, 58.24% of the national population, or 1,457,501 people, live in urban areas, which are defined as having a density greater than 500 people per square kilometre, with a minimum population of 1,000 people. Of these, 870,296 people, or around sixty percent of the total urban population live in the ten largest cities in the country.

The largest metropolitan area is Sechia, with a metropolitan area of 362,356 people, comprising 14.5% of the national population, followed by Topagunea, which comprises 229,050 people, or 9.1% of the national population.