1,106 thousand and 700 people live in Tbilisi, The city is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups. Around 80% of the population is ethnically Georgian. Other significant ethnic groups include: Russians, Armenians, Azeris, Ossetians, Abkhazians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Jews., Estonians, Germans, Kurds and Assyrians having different nationality , religion and the way of life , but one thing unites them all, they are the residents of Tbilisi having built up the habit of behaviors in a Tbilisian way. Despite being different , these people live in peace , love and respect each other. The rate of employment has grown for the last few years, due to the raised investments and economical gradual development of the country. Tbilisi population is employed at various places, at the restaurants and fast food spots, at the universities and schools, at the movie theatres, at libraries, museums, banks, at shopping malls and etc.
85 % of Tbilisi residents are orthodox Christians , Besides the orthodox Christianity , Catholics, Lutherans Baptists create the group of Christian minority. 8 % of the population is Muslim, ( mainly Sunni Muslims). Also Judaism is common in Tbilisi. Georgian has always been the tolerant city from the religious view of point. One may find Christian church , mosque and Synagogue standing side by side in Tbilisi.
In 1989-1993 when Georgia was in an extreme hardship migration dynamics changed dramatically. Lots of people left Tbilisi and moved to the villages or went abroad in searching of work. The out- migration of Tbilisi population peaked in 1993 when the social-economic crisis reached its height . the situation in that time was close to catastrophic as the civil war was on, economic output sharply fell, hyperinflation was everywhere in the country and as a result of this 43.2 thousand people de-registered from Tbilisi but then registered to enter , but this does not mean that Tbilisi population number decreased. In the last few years the gradual economical growth of the country and mainly of Tbilisi resulted in the population growth of the city of Tbilisi. Now in order to improve the demographic problem the Patriarch of Georgia Ilya the II, announced to baptize and to be a godfather of all the third children born to each family.