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Total area of Daugavpils is 72 km2 and the density of population is 1 192 inhabitants per 1 km2 in 2016.

According to the data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, in the end of year 2016 there were 94 586 people in Daugavpils. During the year the number of population decreased by 881 persons or 9,3%. Population of Daugavpils City is 4,5% of the total number of population in Latvia and 8,5% 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 2016, 778 children were born, but 1 259 persons have died in Daugavpils, thereby the natural population growth was negative – 481th.

 

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 2016 *)

 

 

 

According to the data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, 59 670 or

63,1% of the total number of city population were at working age in Daugavpils. The number of working age population continues to decrease – by 824 people in 2016. The population of the age group under working age increased slightly – by 125 people and the population of the age over working age increased by 120 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 2016*)

 

 

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 2016, % (Data of the Central Statistical Bureau, census results**, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs data at the beginning of 2016*)

 

Daugavpils Sport and 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. 340 students at the age group of 13-14 years were employed in schools, 745 students at the age group of 15-19 years got the first skills and experience of Daugavpils city municipality companies.