As of December 31, 2020, the population of Burgas district is 409,750 people, which represents 5.9% of the country's population and ranks the district in 4th place in terms of population immediately after the districts of Sofia (capital), Plovdiv and Varna. Compared to 2019, the population of the district increased by 485 people or by 0.1%.
There are 197,692 men (48.2%) in the Burgas region and 212,058 women (51.8%), or 1,073 women per 1,000 men. The number of men predominates between the ages of 0 and 29 and between 35 and 54. With increasing age, the number and relative share of women in the total population of the district increases.
1. Age structure of the population in Burgas district as of 31.12.2020
(men  women)
The distribution of the population between towns and villages is a result of its natural and mechanical movement. At the end of 2020, 311,247 people, or 76.0% of the district's population, lived in the cities, and 98,503 people, or 24.0%, lived in the villages. In the cities women are 162 854, or 9.7% more than men, while in the villages men are more than women  by 0.2%
By the end of 2020, the settlements in Burgas district are 250, of which 20 cities and 230 villages, distributed in 13 municipalities, according to the administrativeterritorial structure of the country. Slightly over half (50.1%) of the population of the district lives in the largest municipality of Burgas, and in the smallest  the municipality of Malko Tarnovo, live only 0.8% of the population of the district. At the end of the year in Burgas district there are 61 settlements with a population of less than 100 people and 2 settlements without a population.
The largest city in the district is the regional center of Burgas, which has a population of 198,593 people, and the smallest is the city of Kiten  982 people. The largest village in Bourgas district is Ravda (Nessebar municipality) with a population of 3,105, and the smallest is the village of Trakiytsi (Sredets municipality)  2 people.
2. Population as of 31.12.2020 municipalities in Burgas district
The aging process of the population continues. At the end of 2020, the number of persons aged 65 and over was 82,874 or 20.2% of the population of the district. Compared to 2019, the share of the population in this age group increased by 0.3% percentage points.
The aging process is more pronounced among women than among men. The relative share of women over the age of 65 is 23.3%, and of men 17.0%. This difference is due to higher mortality among men and, as consequence, lower life expectancy among them.
As of 31.12.2020 the children under 15 are 63 560 or 15.5% of the total population in the district as compared to 2019 this share decreases by 0.1% percentage points.
As of 31.12.2020 the total age dependency ratio is 55.6% compared to 56.7% for the country, or each person in the dependent ages has less than two persons in active age. For comparison, in 2019 this ratio was 55.1%.
This ratio is more favorable in the cities – 54.5% than in the villages – 59.3%.
The aging of the population in the district leads to an increase in its average age – 43.1 years, which is below national average (44.0 years) and ranks the district fourth after the district of Sofia, Sliven and Varna. The average age of men in the district is 41.5 years, and for women 44.7 years.
The aging process is manifested both in the villages and in the cities, as in the cities the average age of population is 42.9 years, and in the village 43.9 years.
The aging of the population in the district leads to an increase in its average age – 43.1 years, which is below the national average (44.0) and ranks the forth after the districts of Sofia,Sliven and Varna. Средната възраст при мъжете в областта е 41.5 години, а при жените  44.7 години. The process of aging is manifested both in the villages and in the cities, as in the cities the average age of the population is 42.9 years, and in the villages – 43.9 years
The aging trend of the population is also expressed in the changes of it`s main age structure – distribution of the population below, in and above working age. Both the aging of the population and the legislative changes in determining the age limits of the population at retirement have an impact on the aggregates of the population in and over working age.
For 2020, these limits for the working age population are up to 61 years and 6 months for women and 64 years and 3 months for men.
1. Population under, in and over working age in Burgas district as of 31.12.2020.

(Percents) 


Year 
Population 


Under working age 
In working age 
Over working age 

2010 
16.0 
63.7 
20.3 

2011 
15.7 
63.0 
21.3 

2012 
15.8 
63.0 
21.2 

2013 
16.0 
62.8 
21.2 

2014 
16.2 
62.0 
21.8 

2015 
16.3 
61.6 
22.1 

2016 
16.3 
61.4 
22.3 

2017 
16.4 
60.9 
22.7 

2018 
16.6 
60.4 
23.0 

2019 
16.6 
60.2 
23.2 

2020 
16.6 
60.1 
23.3 

The population of working age in Burgas district as of 31.12.2020 is 246 388 persons, or 60.1% of the total population of the district, as men are 127 415 and women – 118 973. Compared to the previous year, this population decreased by 0.1 percentage points. The share of the population under working age in Burgas district in 2020 compared to 2019 remains unchanged, and in the age group over working age has increased by 0.1 percentage points.
The reproduction of the working population is characterized by the coefficient of demographic replacement, which shows the ratio between the number of people in working age ( 1519 ) and the number of people working age (6064). As of 31.12.2020, this ratio is 70 to 100 people coming of working age are replaced by 70 young people.
Source: NSI