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Visualise table list Resident population in censuses from 1861 to 2001 Resident population from 2001 Census (legal population) and 1991 Census Number of municipalities with population growth and decrease between 1991 and 2001 by class of demographic amplitude Number of municipalities with population growth and decrease between 1991 and 2001 by class of demographic amplitude Municipalities with particular features by name and values Number of municipalities with population growth and decrease by class of proportional variation of population Number of municipalities with population growth and decrease by class of proportional variation of population Resident population in municipalities with growth and decrease of population Resident population in municipalities with growth and decrease of population Number of municipalities by altimetrical zone Resident population by altimetrical zone of the municipality Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude. Detail up to 5.000 Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude and geographical area. Detail from 5.001 to 20.000 Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude and geographical area. Detail from 20.001 to 100.000 Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude and geographical area. Detail above 100.000 Number of municipalities by class of demographic amplitude. Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality. Detail up to 5.000 Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality. Detail from 5.001 to 20.000 Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality. Detail from 20.001 to 100.000 Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality. Detail above 100.000 Resident population by class of demographic amplitude of the municipality.
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    Table 1 - Resident population of Italy with old and current borders at censuses from 1861 to 2001 (thousands)   Download file Excel

    CENSUSESRESIDENT POPULATION
    Average annual variation per 1.000 (c)
    Old borders (a) Current borders (b)

      
    31 December 1861 (d) 22182 22176 -
    31 December 1871 (d) 27304 27300 21,0
    31 December 1881 28953 28952 5,9
    10 February 1901 32966 32963 6,8
    10 June 1911 35845 35842 8,1
    1 December 1921 39944 39397 9,1
    21 April 1931 41652 41043 4,4
    21 April 1936 42994 42398 6,5
    4 November 1951 47516 47516 7,4
    15 October 1961 50624 50624 6,4
    24 October 1971 54137 54137 6,7
    25 October 1981 56557 56557 4,4
    20 October 1991 56778 56778 0,4
    21 October 2001 56996 56996 0,4

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    a)

    Source: Istat (2001) Unità amministrative - Variazioni territoriali e di nome dal 1861 al 2000 (Popolazione legale per Comune ai censimenti dal 1861 al 1991 ai confini dell'epoca).

    b)

    Source: Istat (1994) Resident population of municipalities - Censuses from 1861 to 1991 (Territorial districts as of 20 October 1991).

    c)

    The increment rate is computed from the compound interest formula, taking as time intervals those between Census dates. We refer to resident population with current borders.

    d)

    In the first two censuses, the legal population of municipalities corresponds to the present population. In 1861 census, it was decided that Census forms must contain all the necessary elements to reconstruct the family and so the entitled population. This decision was taken in the light of an ongoing debate in statistical congresses on the suitability of defining the legal population from the principle of entitled or de facto population. A circular letter of 11 December 1863, addressed to the Reign of Italy prefects and vice-prefects, stated that the entitled population was made up, in each municipality, of all the present persons, minus the foreigners, and of the absents registered in the census forms. The reported value was published in a 1865 book edited by the General Statistical Directorate - Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce (Statistica del Regno d'Italia - Censimento generale 31 dicembre 1861 - Popolazione di diritto. Firenze, Tipografia letteraria e degli Ingegneri). In the 1871 census, the resident population figures were not published. The reported value was obtained by adding the permanently present and total absent population, as reported in the 1874 publication of the General Statistical Directorate - Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce (Popolazione presente e assente per comuni, centri e frazioni di comuni - Censimento 31 dicembre 1871, Volume I. Roma, Stamperia Reale).

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