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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Greece population 2017

During 2017 Greece population is projected to decreased by -43 884 people and reach 10 845 511 in the beginning of 2018. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 17 096, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 26 788 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Greece to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Greece population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Greece will be declined by 120 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Greece 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Greece was estimated to be 10 889 395 people. This is a decrease of -0.40 % (-44 062 people) compared to population of 10 933 457 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 17 166. Due to external migration, the population declined by 26 896. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.980 (980 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Greece population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Greece population density

Greece population density is 82.5 people per square kilometer as of August 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Greece divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Greece. The total area of Greece is 131 960 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Greece age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Greece had the following population age distribution:

14.2 66.2 19.6

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Greece population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Greece age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Greece is 51.1 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Greece must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Greece is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Greece is 21.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Greece is 29.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Greece age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Greece is 79.9 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 77.4 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 9 125 773 persons or 97.68% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Greece are able to read and write. Accordingly about 216 892 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.53% (4 465 775 persons). 66 718 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 96.88% (4 659 998 persons). 150 174 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.53% and 99.36% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.45%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Greece population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Greece historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Greece population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19517 600 640N/A %
19527 670 6500.92 %
19537 742 7400.94 %
19547 817 7430.97 %
19557 895 7191.00 %
19567 975 9261.02 %
19578 056 8231.01 %
19588 136 1710.98 %
19598 211 2500.92 %
19608 279 3730.83 %
19618 338 7030.72 %
19628 389 0400.60 %
19638 432 3380.52 %
19648 472 4250.48 %
19658 513 2420.48 %
19668 557 4260.52 %
19678 605 6360.56 %
19688 656 5120.59 %
19698 707 3300.59 %
19708 755 4920.55 %
19718 798 9410.50 %
19728 837 6520.44 %
19738 876 6120.44 %
19748 924 9940.55 %
19758 991 4710.74 %
19769 081 3061.00 %
19779 194 1401.24 %
19789 321 9691.39 %
19799 450 8911.38 %
19809 566 9341.23 %
19819 662 6111.00 %
19829 738 0990.78 %
19839 797 1250.61 %
19849 844 8620.49 %
19859 887 2780.43 %
19869 926 7040.40 %
19879 962 6660.36 %
19889 998 3960.36 %
198910 041 4480.43 %
199010 098 7980.57 %
199110 174 7600.75 %
199210 269 4130.93 %
199310 377 1981.05 %
199410 488 1611.07 %
199510 592 0700.99 %
199610 683 4020.86 %
199710 761 9120.73 %
199810 828 7510.62 %
199910 885 0260.52 %
200010 932 3870.44 %
200110 970 8740.35 %
200210 999 6030.26 %
200311 020 5390.19 %
200411 038 6630.16 %
200511 058 7010.18 %
200611 083 9370.23 %
200711 114 7570.28 %
200811 146 5290.29 %
200911 170 5900.22 %
201011 178 4670.07 %
201111 165 278-0.12 %
201211 131 355-0.30 %
201311 082 413-0.44 %
201411 027 971-0.49 %
201510 977 697-0.46 %
201610 933 457-0.40 %
201710 889 395-0.40 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.