Denmark Population (LIVE)

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Denmark Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Denmark is 5,738,273 as of Friday, September 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Denmark population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • Denmark ranks number 114 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Denmark is 135 per Km2 (350 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 42,430 Km2 (16,382 sq. miles)
  • 87.6 % of the population is urban (5,022,251 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Denmark is 41.7 years.

Population of Denmark (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDenmark
Global Rank
2018 5,754,356 0.36 % 20,805 15,200 41.7 1.74 136 87.3 % 5,051,604 0.08 % 7,632,819,325 115
2017 5,733,551 0.38 % 21,681 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.6 % 5,022,251 0.08 % 7,550,262,101 114
2016 5,711,870 0.41 % 23,175 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.4 % 4,993,055 0.08 % 7,466,964,280 113
2015 5,688,695 0.48 % 26,770 21,368 41.6 1.73 134 87.3 % 4,963,992 0.08 % 7,383,008,820 113
2010 5,554,844 0.49 % 26,628 17,598 40.6 1.85 131 86.7 % 4,817,933 0.08 % 6,958,169,159 111
2005 5,421,702 0.30 % 16,102 9,261 39.6 1.76 128 85.8 % 4,651,395 0.08 % 6,542,159,383 109
2000 5,341,194 0.41 % 21,69814,914 38.4 1.76 126 85.1 % 4,542,879 0.09 % 6,145,006,989 105
1995 5,232,704 0.35 % 18,318 13,093 37.7 1.75 123 85.0 % 4,446,590 0.09 % 5,751,474,416 103
1990 5,141,115 0.10 % 5,374 6,568 37.1 1.54 121 84.8 % 4,361,237 0.10 % 5,330,943,460 101
1985 5,114,243 -0.04 % -1,940 1,864 36.0 1.43 121 84.3 % 4,313,194 0.10 % 4,873,781,796 96
1980 5,123,945 0.24 % 12,243 2,985 34.3 1.68 121 83.7 % 4,289,497 0.11 % 4,458,411,534 92
1975 5,062,729 0.53 % 26,298 4,651 33.0 1.96 119 82.1 % 4,157,640 0.12 % 4,079,087,198 87
1970 4,931,241 0.71 % 34,156 4,373 32.5 2.27 116 79.7 % 3,931,150 0.13 % 3,700,577,650 83
1965 4,760,460 0.77 % 35,872 -3,656 32.4 2.55 112 77.0 % 3,667,671 0.14 % 3,339,592,688 75
1960 4,581,101 0.62 % 28,065 -6,528 33.0 2.55 108 73.7 % 3,375,367 0.15 % 3,033,212,527 75
1955 4,440,778 0.80 % 34,501 -3,656 32.4 2.55 105 69.6 % 3,090,791 0.16 % 2,772,242,535 75
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Denmark Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDenmark
Global Rank
2020 5,796,800 0.38 % 21,621 15,200 42.3 1.76 137 88.2 % 5,110,693 0.07 % 7,795,482,309 115
2025 5,913,085 0.40 % 23,257 15,200 42.4 1.78 139 88.9 % 5,259,521 0.07 % 8,185,613,757 117
2030 6,024,516 0.37 % 22,286 15,200 42.4 1.80 142 89.7 % 5,401,753 0.07 % 8,551,198,644 120
2035 6,117,850 0.31 % 18,667 15,200 42.8 1.81 144 90.4 % 5,527,665 0.07 % 8,892,701,940 122
2040 6,192,283 0.24 % 14,887 15,200 43.4 1.82 146 91.0 % 5,637,982 0.07 % 9,210,337,004 121
2045 6,254,378 0.20 % 12,419 15,200 43.9 1.83 147 91.8 % 5,741,652 0.07 % 9,504,209,572 121
2050 6,314,402 0.19 % 12,005 15,200 44.2 1.84 149 92.6 % 5,847,382 0.06 % 9,771,822,753 121
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Denmark Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Denmark delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Denmark (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Denmark in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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