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Total area of Daugavpils is 72 km2 and the density of population is 1 344 inhabitants per 1 km2 in 2014.

According to the data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, at the beginning of 2015 there were 96792 people in Daugavpils. During the year the number of population decreased by 1,297 persons or 1,3%. Population of Daugavpils City is 4,5% of the total number of population in Latvia and 8,7% of the population in major cities in Latvia. Population decrease is explained by the working population emigration to the other EU countries, youth emigration to the capital city Riga, as well as the overall negative demographic situation in the country. In 2014, 804 children were born, but 1,140 persons have died in Daugavpils, thereby the natural population growth was negative – 336 th.

 

 

 

Pic. 1 The number of inhabitants in Daugavpils (Data of the Central Statistical Bureau, census results**, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs at the beginning of 2014 *)

 

According to the data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, 62 118, or 64,2% of the total number of city population were at working age in Daugavpils. The number of working age population continues to decrease – by 1636 people, i.e. to 64,2% in 2014. The population of the age group under working age increased slightly – by 148 people and the population of the age over working age increased by 191 people.

 

The age groups of Daugavpils population (Data of the Central Statistical Bureau, census results**, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs at the beginning of 2014*)

 

Daugavpils is a city with different nationalities and the ethnic structure and population does not have significant changes in Daugavpils in the last years.

 

The national structure of Daugavpils population in 2014, % (Data of the Central Statistical Bureau, census results**, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs data at the beginning of 2014*)

Daugavpils Youth Department has organized and coordinated employment measures at the local educational institutions, companies and enterprises for the students at the age group from 13 to 19 during summer holidays.

From November 7th – 8th, 2014 the annual exhibition "Days of Entrepreneurs 2014" was held in Daugavpils, where the State Employment Agency in cooperation with the EURES network informed employers, the unemployed, as well as other interested persons about their services (activities) and opportunities to participate in one of the employment measures.