The 2010 census in the Russian capital indicates that the average Muscovite is now older and more educated and that there are many more women than men, Andrei Sharonov, a deputy mayor, said on Tuesday.
Moscow’s population was 11.5 million in 2010, which is an 8.1 percent share of Russia’s population.
“Moscow’s population is getting older. The 2002 census showed that the average age of a Muscovite was 39.3 years, whereas the latest census puts the number at 40.7 years,” Sharonov told a news conference.
The share of people with a university degree in the Russian capital increased by 53 percent between 2002 and 2010, he said.
The official also said that the number of people able to work increased by eight percent compared with 2002, mainly due to the influx of immigrants.