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Roma & Travellers' population

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Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
16/01/2012 - 19:10
Short Answer

750.000 (7,5% of the total population).

Qualitative Info

After the census of 2001, Roma population was estimated to be 6% of the total population of the country. Because of the difficulties of defining Roma, it is problematic to give an exact number of Roma population, but it can be declared that Roma population increased during the last decade, and nowadays experts(1) estimate Roma population around 7,5% of the total population of the country, so around 750.000.


(1)Hablicsek, László: Kísérleti számítások a roma lakosság területi jellemzőinek alakulására és 2021-ig történő előrebecslésére1. Demográfia, 2007. 50. évf. 1. pp. 7–54.

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