In 2022, the lowest number of births in Poland since World War II was recorded, according to preliminary data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).
“These are not data that inspire optimism,” said Barbara Socha, Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policy. According to preliminary estimates from the Central Statistical Office, in 2022, the lowest number of births in Poland since World War II was recorded.
The number of births was 305,000, or 27,000 less than the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of deaths was 448,000 and was also lower than the previous year, by 72,000. According to GUS, the number of births was lower than the number of deaths by 143,000.
The natural growth rate was minus 3.8 compared to minus 4.9 in the previous year and 0.9 in 2019. The population of Poland at the end of 2022 was 37 million 767,000 people.