Population in the Istrian Region according to the Census from 2001

TOTAL NUMBER OF INHABITANTS:  206.344 or 4,65 % of the population of the Republic of Croatia
NUMBER OF MEN:  99.969 or 48,45 % of the population of the Istrian Region
NUMBER OF WOMEN: 106.375 or 51,55 % of the population of Istria
AVERAGE AGE: 40,2
AVERAGE POPULATION DENSITY: 73 inhabitants per square kilometer
POPULATION IN TOWNS: 145.894 or 70,7% of the population
POPULATION IN MUNICIPALITIES: 60.450 or 29,3% of the population

Age groups
Age Total number Share in the total number of inhabitants in %
0-19 44971 21,8
20-39 56781 27,5
40-59 59029 28,6
60-79 39662 19,2
above 80 5901 2,9
Structure of the population by nationality
Nationality Total number Share in the total number of inhabitants in %
Croats 148328 71,9
Italians 14284 6,9
Serbs 6614 3,2
Bosnians 3077 1,5
Albanians 2032 1
Slovenians 2020 1
Montenegrins 732 0,3
Roma 600 0,3
Other 5.785 2,8
Not specified 22.873 11,1
Structure of the population by religious belief
Religious belief Total number Share in the total number of inhabitants in %
Catholics 161132 78,09
Orthodox 6096 2,95
Followers of the Islam 8623 4,18
Adventists 163 0,08
Baptists 23 0,01
Evangelists 112 0,05
Jehovah's Witnesses 342 0,17
Agnostics and unspecified 15513 7,52
Non believers 12599 6,11
Other faiths 312 0,15
Unknown 1346 0,65