Number of citizens
43,528 (1. January 2005)
Age- and sex structure of the population
During the last ten years there has been a falling trend in the dynamics of the Pärnu City population size.
According to the projection of population, by the year 2005 the size of population will have decreased by 15 %.
Population of the Pärnu City as at 1 January 2005.
53 % of the population is 20-59 years old, 25 % is 60 years or older, 22 % of the population is 19 years or younger.
15-74-year-old inhabitants of the Pärnu City by employment 2000-2004.
City by employment 2000-2004
In 2004, the average activity rate among 15-74-year-old residents of Pärnu was 62.3 %; the employment rent was 59.6 % and the unemployment rate 4.3 %.
The average salary in the Pärnu City in 2004 was EEK 6,865 per month.
In 2004, 660 families, i.e. 3,713 persons, received subsistence benefit.
The percentage of the persons whose income remains under the subsistence level is 8.5 %
Employment by the sectors of economy
Employment by the sectors of economy as at 1 January 2005 (Source: Estonian Tax and Customs Board)
According to the data of the academic year 2004/2005, there are 14 pre-school childcare institutions with 104 kindergarten groups (altogether 2,009 children) operating in the City of Pärnu. There are 12 municipal general education schools and 2 private schools. The language of instruction in two of the general education schools is Russian. The number of students in the general education schools is 7,925, and there are altogether 298 class groups. In the municipal general education schools there are 7,511 students and 280 class groups, in the private general education schools 414 students are studying in 18 class groups.
In the academic year 2004/2005, there were 4 vocational educational institutions with 1830 students.
Higher education institutions in Pärnu:
- Pärnu College of the University of Tartu; number of students 1,019
- Pärnu Study Centre of Mainor Institution of Higher Education; number of students 202
- Pärnu Branch of International University of Social Sciences LEX; number of students 55
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