Demographic changes of Hungary between 1986 and 2018

The population of Hungary has been decreasing since the 1980s. How does this change affect the rural and urban areas? What is the ratio of males and females in the municipalities of Hungary? Our project aims to answer these and similar questions by illustrating tendencies of the population change regarding each municipality of the country, city size, and sex.

Let’s take a look at the population change by city size from 1986. The municipalities were put into five categories and the following groups were formed: cities under 5,000 inhabitants, cities from 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants, cities from 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants, cities over 100,000 inhabitants, and the capital city (Budapest). It was found that the number of residents of small villages (cities under 5,000) is steadily falling. The population of the center of Hungary (Budapest) was decreasing between 1986 and 2005. Since this period it roughly stagnates.

It is time to dig deeper and explore the female-male ratio of the certain municipality types. The chart below presents how the number of males and females changed by city size.