Luxembourg Population clock (live)

22-06-2018 21:45:29
606,059
Current population
301,534
Current male population (49.8%)
304,525
Current female population (50.2%)
3,203
Births this year
18
Births today
2,092
Deaths this year
11
Deaths today
5,150
Net migration this year
28
Net migration today
6,261
Population growth this year
34
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Luxembourg


Current population (as of Friday, June 22 2018)
606,025
Total area
2,590 km2 (1,000 mi2)
Population density
234.0 per km2 (606.0 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.99 (301,534 men to 304,525 women)
Median age
39.3 years
Life expectancy
79.6 years (76.4 - men, 83.1 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Luxembourg population 2018

During 2018 Luxembourg population is projected to increased by 13,214 people and reach 613,012 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 2,345. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 10,868 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Luxembourg (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Luxembourg population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Luxembourg will be increased by 36 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Luxembourg 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Luxembourg was estimated to be 599,798 people. This is an increase of 2.20 % (12,929 people) compared to population of 586,869 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 2,295. Due to external migration, the population increased by 10,634. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.990 (990 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 2017.

Below are the key figures for Luxembourg population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Luxembourg population density

Luxembourg population density is 231.6 people per square kilometer (599.8/mi2) as of June 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Luxembourg divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Luxembourg. The total area of Luxembourg is 2,590 km2 (1,000 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Luxembourg

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity426,64270.4
Religiously Unaffiliated162,41526.8
Islam13,9392.3
Other2,4240.4
Judaism6060.1

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, June 22 2018).

Luxembourg age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Luxembourg had the following population age distribution:

18.2 66.9 14.9

- 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 Luxembourg 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 "Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg is 49.5 %.

The value of 49.5 % 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 Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg is 27.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Luxembourg is 22.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg is 79.6 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 76.4 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 83.1 years.

Luxembourg historical population (1951 - 2018)

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

Luxembourg population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951296,795N/A %
1952298,5440.59 %
1953300,5020.66 %
1954302,4790.66 %
1955304,3590.62 %
1956306,1040.57 %
1957307,7530.54 %
1958309,4110.54 %
1959311,2380.59 %
1960313,4010.69 %
1961316,0140.83 %
1962319,0730.97 %
1963322,4161.05 %
1964325,7441.03 %
1965328,7630.93 %
1966331,2930.77 %
1967333,3260.61 %
1968335,0310.51 %
1969336,6980.50 %
1970338,6190.57 %
1971340,9490.69 %
1972343,6660.80 %
1973346,6410.87 %
1974349,6820.88 %
1975352,5870.83 %
1976355,2740.76 %
1977357,7620.70 %
1978360,0200.63 %
1979361,9350.53 %
1980363,4180.41 %
1981364,4120.27 %
1982364,9390.14 %
1983365,2000.07 %
1984365,5480.10 %
1985366,3400.22 %
1986367,7730.39 %
1987369,8710.57 %
1988372,5980.74 %
1989375,9130.89 %
1990379,7481.02 %
1991384,0711.14 %
1992388,8781.25 %
1993394,1041.34 %
1994399,6191.40 %
1995405,2901.42 %
1996411,0741.43 %
1997416,9871.44 %
1998422,9021.42 %
1999428,5471.33 %
2000433,6861.20 %
2001438,1531.03 %
2002441,9640.87 %
2003445,5250.81 %
2004449,5740.91 %
2005454,8371.17 %
2006461,6971.51 %
2007470,1261.83 %
2008479,8922.08 %
2009490,6682.25 %
2010502,0732.32 %
2011513,9352.36 %
2012526,2302.39 %
2013538,6822.37 %
2014550,7292.24 %
2015561,8422.02 %
2016574,2192.20 %
2017586,8692.20 %
2018599,7982.20 %

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