Denmark Population clock (live)

5,779,851
Current population
2,866,458
Current male population (49.6%)
2,913,393
Current female population (50.4%)
4,347
Births this year
54
Births today
4,030
Deaths this year
50
Deaths today
1,438
Net migration this year
18
Net migration today
1,754
Population growth this year
22
Population growth today

27-01-2020 06:48:12

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



Quick facts about the population of Denmark

Current population (as of Monday, January 27, 2020)
5,779,830
Population rank
115 (0.07% of world population)
Total area
43,090 km2 (16,637 mi2)
Population density
134.1 per km2 (347.4 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.98 (2,866,458 men to 2,913,393 women)
Median age
41.6 years
Life expectancy
78.6 years (76.3 - men, 81.1 - women)

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

Denmark population 2020

During 2020 Denmark population is projected to increase by 24,326 people and reach 5,802,423 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 4,391. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 19,934 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Denmark (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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Denmark population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Denmark will be increasing by 67 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Denmark 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Denmark was estimated to be 5,778,097 people. This is an increase of 0.42 % (24,224 people) compared to population of 5,753,873 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 4,373. Due to external migration, the population increased by 19,851. 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Denmark population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Denmark population density

Denmark population density is 134.1 people per square kilometer (347.3/mi2) as of January 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Denmark divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Denmark. The total area of Denmark is 43,090 km2 (16,637 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Denmark

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity4,826,15883.5 %
Religiously Unaffiliated682,02011.8 %
Islam236,9734.1 %
Hinduism23,1190.4 %
Buddhism11,5600.2 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, January 27 2020).

Denmark age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Denmark had the following population age distribution:

17.6 65.3 17.1

- 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 Denmark 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 "Denmark 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 Denmark is 53.2 %.

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 Denmark 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 Denmark 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 Denmark is 27 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Denmark is 26.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Denmark 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 Denmark is 78.6 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 81.1 years.

Denmark historical population (1951 - 2020)

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

Denmark population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514,288,297N/A %
19524,326,7710.90 %
19534,362,1800.82 %
19544,394,7880.75 %
19554,425,0150.69 %
19564,453,4370.64 %
19574,480,7930.61 %
19584,507,9520.61 %
19594,535,8640.62 %
19604,565,4190.65 %
19614,597,2390.70 %
19624,631,4740.74 %
19634,667,6670.78 %
19644,704,8260.80 %
19654,741,8790.79 %
19664,778,2100.77 %
19674,813,7000.74 %
19684,848,2930.72 %
19694,881,8470.69 %
19704,914,2340.66 %
19714,945,2970.63 %
19724,974,8110.60 %
19735,002,4560.56 %
19745,027,8430.51 %
19755,050,6050.45 %
19765,070,6260.40 %
19775,087,9590.34 %
19785,102,3960.28 %
19795,113,4510.22 %
19805,120,7500.14 %
19815,124,1210.07 %
19825,123,809-0.01 %
19835,120,888-0.06 %
19845,117,137-0.07 %
19855,114,358-0.05 %
19865,113,588-0.02 %
19875,115,0590.03 %
19885,118,9310.08 %
19895,125,4920.13 %
19905,134,9020.18 %
19915,147,3210.24 %
19925,162,8070.30 %
19935,180,9680.35 %
19945,200,9760.39 %
19955,221,9520.40 %
19965,243,4830.41 %
19975,265,5330.42 %
19985,287,6820.42 %
19995,309,0450.40 %
20005,328,8470.37 %
20015,346,4940.33 %
20025,361,8810.29 %
20035,376,0060.26 %
20045,390,7990.28 %
20055,408,1690.32 %
20065,429,1940.39 %
20075,453,8420.45 %
20085,481,1450.50 %
20095,509,5290.52 %
20105,537,3570.51 %
20115,563,7680.48 %
20125,588,7750.45 %
20135,612,6330.43 %
20145,635,5960.41 %
20155,657,9900.40 %
20165,681,8100.42 %
20175,705,7300.42 %
20185,729,7510.42 %
20195,753,8730.42 %
20205,778,0970.42 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20205,796,797N/A %
20255,913,0822.01 %
20306,024,5141.88 %
20356,117,8481.55 %
20406,192,2891.22 %
20456,254,3791.00 %
20506,314,4080.96 %
20556,375,3340.96 %
20606,437,6380.98 %
20656,503,1101.02 %
20706,569,3511.02 %
20756,632,0860.95 %
20806,686,3480.82 %
20856,728,6870.63 %
20906,759,8060.46 %
20956,787,5390.41 %
21006,814,9060.40 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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