PrimoryeТs population grew rapidly.
By the mid-1950s it already topped the 1 million mark, and now amounts
to over 2 million (Tabl.1)
The local population traditionally
developed at the expense of two sources: natural growth and migrations.
In the initial stages of PrimoryeТs assimilation, migration growth prevailed
to involve over 70 percent of the new arrivals. After World War Two, it
became less effective, notwithstanding the persisting migration levels.
In the 1980s, only one of twenty-five new migrants settled in Primorye.
So natural growth became the main factor in population increase. In 1989,
it amounted to 77 percent of the total population growth.
Like other territories and regions of the Russian
Far East, in retard to population growth Primorye had for many years led
many other areas of Russia, and the population increment rates there were
1.2-1.5 times higher than the average national figures.