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Roma & Travellers' population

Key Area:
Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
03/03/2012 - 19:23
Short Answer

Statistical data from the 2002 census shows that out of Romania's total polulation of 21,680,974 the Roma minority accounted for 535,140 persons (2,5%). [1] Provisional results of the 2011 census show that Roma people represent 3.2% (619,007 of persons) of the total population (19,042,936). [2] According to unofficial estimations the number of the Roma population ranges between 1 and 2,5 million of people.

Qualitative Info

The Central Commission for Census of Population and Housing centralized the information on the number of stable population and housing at national level and issued a press release about the results of the 2011 census on February 2nd, 2012. The results obtained and processed to this stage are provisional and may change during subsequent stages of processing individual data from the registration forms of people in households and housing. [2]


[1] National Institute of Statistics:, page 1 (19.02.2012.)
[2] National Institute of Statistics, Central Commission for Census of Population and Housing, Press Release:  (19.02.2012.)

Number 619007
% of country population 3.2
Official or estimates Official
main ethnic groups
Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas
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