Iceland Population clock

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

Iceland population 2017

During 2017 Iceland population is projected to increased by 2 341 people and reach 335 346 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 2 418. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 77 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Iceland 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 Iceland population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Iceland will be increased by 6 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Iceland 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Iceland was estimated to be 333 005 people. This is an increase of 0.70 % (2 325 people) compared to population of 330 680 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 2 401. Due to external migration, the population declined by 76. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.015 (1 015 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 Iceland population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Iceland population density

Iceland population density is 3.2 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Iceland divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Iceland. The total area of Iceland is 103 000 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Iceland age structure

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

20.2 67.1 12.7

- 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 Iceland population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Iceland 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 Iceland is 49 %.

The value of 49 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Iceland must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Iceland is relatively low.

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 Iceland is 30.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Iceland is 18.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Iceland 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 Iceland is 80.9 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 78.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 83.2 years.

Iceland historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Iceland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951143 792N/A %
1952146 3051.75 %
1953149 2302.00 %
1954152 4452.15 %
1955155 8472.23 %
1956159 3602.25 %
1957162 9292.24 %
1958166 5202.20 %
1959170 1192.16 %
1960173 7202.12 %
1961177 3132.07 %
1962180 8732.01 %
1963184 3481.92 %
1964187 6661.80 %
1965190 7641.65 %
1966193 5931.48 %
1967196 1461.32 %
1968198 4951.20 %
1969200 7881.16 %
1970203 1671.18 %
1971205 7211.26 %
1972208 4591.33 %
1973211 3001.36 %
1974214 0981.32 %
1975216 7121.22 %
1976219 0601.08 %
1977221 1520.95 %
1978223 0810.87 %
1979224 9960.86 %
1980227 0500.91 %
1981229 3261.00 %
1982231 8231.09 %
1983234 4911.15 %
1984237 2541.18 %
1985240 0291.17 %
1986242 7781.15 %
1987245 5061.12 %
1988248 2151.10 %
1989250 8911.08 %
1990253 5251.05 %
1991256 1091.02 %
1992258 6410.99 %
1993261 1390.97 %
1994263 6380.96 %
1995266 1740.96 %
1996268 7720.98 %
1997271 4440.99 %
1998274 1831.01 %
1999276 9721.02 %
2000279 7951.02 %
2001282 6261.01 %
2002285 4511.00 %
2003288 3451.01 %
2004291 4541.08 %
2005294 9151.19 %
2006298 8161.32 %
2007303 1511.45 %
2008307 7241.51 %
2009312 1851.45 %
2010316 1891.28 %
2011319 5361.06 %
2012322 2190.84 %
2013324 4000.68 %
2014326 3550.60 %
2015328 3720.62 %
2016330 6800.70 %
2017333 0050.70 %

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