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

Latvia population 2017

During 2017 Latvia population is projected to decreased by -22 853 people and reach 1 910 547 in the beginning of 2018. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 8 874, 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 13 978 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Latvia 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 Latvia population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Latvia will be declined by 63 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Latvia 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Latvia was estimated to be 1 933 400 people. This is a decrease of -1.18 % (-23 126 people) compared to population of 1 956 526 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 8 980. Due to external migration, the population declined by 14 146. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.852 (852 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 Latvia population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Latvia population density

Latvia population density is 29.9 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Latvia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Latvia. The total area of Latvia is 64 590 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Latvia age structure

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

13.5 69.5 16.9

- 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 Latvia 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 "Latvia 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 Latvia is 43.9 %.

The value of 43.9 % 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 Latvia 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 Latvia 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 Latvia is 19.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Latvia is 24.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Latvia 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 Latvia is 72.7 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 67.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 1 669 835 persons or 99.89% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Latvia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1 821 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.87% (760 746 persons). 975 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.91% (909 089 persons). 846 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.79% and 99.87% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.83%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Latvia historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Latvia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 951 915N/A %
19521 959 9720.41 %
19531 972 0710.62 %
19541 987 4440.78 %
19552 005 4340.91 %
19562 025 5031.00 %
19572 047 2271.07 %
19582 070 2921.13 %
19592 094 4741.17 %
19602 119 5951.20 %
19612 145 4571.22 %
19622 171 7811.23 %
19632 198 1571.21 %
19642 224 0711.18 %
19652 249 0521.12 %
19662 272 7371.05 %
19672 294 9660.98 %
19682 315 9230.91 %
19692 336 0700.87 %
19702 355 8830.85 %
19712 375 6570.84 %
19722 395 3870.83 %
19732 414 6810.81 %
19742 432 8690.75 %
19752 449 3080.68 %
19762 463 6450.59 %
19772 475 9620.50 %
19782 486 8200.44 %
19792 497 1370.41 %
19802 507 8460.43 %
19812 519 1200.45 %
19822 530 5920.46 %
19832 542 6410.48 %
19842 556 4740.54 %
19852 573 0430.65 %
19862 593 2820.79 %
19872 617 1580.92 %
19882 641 2580.92 %
19892 659 1980.68 %
19902 664 8480.21 %
19912 654 521-0.39 %
19922 628 181-0.99 %
19932 589 955-1.45 %
19942 547 024-1.66 %
19952 506 716-1.58 %
19962 473 147-1.34 %
19972 446 467-1.08 %
19982 424 639-0.89 %
19992 404 586-0.83 %
20002 383 001-0.90 %
20012 358 313-1.04 %
20022 330 938-1.16 %
20032 301 839-1.25 %
20042 271 941-1.30 %
20052 242 247-1.31 %
20062 213 332-1.29 %
20072 185 242-1.27 %
20082 157 797-1.26 %
20092 130 761-1.25 %
20102 103 913-1.26 %
20112 077 090-1.27 %
20122 050 376-1.29 %
20132 024 474-1.26 %
20142 000 606-1.18 %
20151 979 929-1.03 %
20161 956 526-1.18 %
20171 933 400-1.18 %

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