Southern Europe Population (LIVE)

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Southern Europe Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Southern Europe

CountryPopulation (2017)
Italy(59,359,900)
Spain(46,354,321)
Greece(11,159,773)
Portugal(10,329,506)
Serbia(8,790,574)
Croatia(4,189,353)
Bosnia and Herzegovina(3,507,017)
Albania(2,930,187)
Macedonia(2,083,160)
Slovenia(2,079,976)
Montenegro(628,960)
Malta(430,835)
Andorra(76,965)
Gibraltar(34,571)
San Marino(33,400)
Holy See(792)
  • The current population of Southern Europe is 151,939,743 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Europe population is equivalent to 2.01% of the total world population.
  • Southern Europe ranks number 3 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Europe is 117 per Km2 (304 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,294,920 Km2 (499,971 sq. miles)
  • 72.6 % of the population is urban (110,360,060 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Southern Europe is 44.3 years.

Population of Southern Europe (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2017 151,989,290 -0.12 % -182,817 88,184 44.3 1.42 117 72.6 % 110,360,060 2.0 % 7,550,262,101 3
2016 152,172,107 -0.18 % -268,546 88,184 44.3 1.42 118 72.2 % 109,890,865 2.0 % 7,466,964,280 3
2015 152,440,653 -0.2 % -300,486 -197,200 43.9 1.42 118 71.8 % 109,413,616 2.2 % 7,383,008,820 3
2010 153,943,085 0.47 % 710,115 615,700 41.7 1.44 119 69.2 % 106,580,614 2.4 % 6,958,169,159 3
2005 150,392,512 0.64 % 947,032 861,000 40.0 1.37 116 67.5 % 101,566,570 2.4 % 6,542,159,383 3
2000 145,657,350 0.14 % 205,019 112,200 38.3 1.34 112 66.3 % 96,520,713 2.5 % 6,145,006,989 3
1995 144,632,256 0.12 % 173,525 -34,700 36.4 1.42 112 65.3 % 94,510,445 2.7 % 5,751,474,416 3
1990 143,764,632 0.23 % 327,898 -54,000 34.6 1.56 111 64.5 % 92,660,281 2.9 % 5,330,943,460 3
1985 142,125,142 0.48 % 667,942 54,600 33.0 1.83 110 63.6 % 90,369,392 3.2 % 4,873,781,796 3
1980 138,785,430 0.79 % 1,069,523 142,700 31.8 2.24 107 62.6 % 86,865,079 3.4 % 4,458,411,534 3
1975 133,437,816 0.89 % 1,152,074 14,800 31.0 2.56 103 60.4 % 80,649,589 3.6 % 4,079,087,198 3
1970 127,677,447 0.74 % 921,487 -311,700 30.8 2.68 99 58.1 % 74,129,511 3.8 % 3,700,577,650 3
1965 123,070,011 0.86 % 1,026,874 -205,200 28.4 2.68 95 44.8 % 55,118,299 4.1 % 3,339,592,688 3
1960 117,935,639 0.77 % 882,112 -346,400 29.3 2.62 91 51.1 % 60,299,737 4.3 % 3,033,212,527 3
1955 113,525,080 0.87 % 957,551 -205,200 28.4 2.68 88 48.6 % 55,118,299 4.5 % 2,772,242,535 3
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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Southern Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 151,553,054 -0.12 % -177,520 88,200 45.9 1.45 117 73.7 % 111,681,471 2.1 % 7,795,482,309 3
2025 150,249,775 -0.17 % -260,656 126,400 47.8 1.49 116 75.6 % 113,570,712 1.9 % 8,185,613,757 3
2030 148,824,915 -0.19 % -284,972 170,600 49.4 1.53 115 77.5 % 115,304,037 1.8 % 8,551,198,644 3
2035 147,173,817 -0.22 % -330,220 171,600 50.5 1.56 114 79.5 % 116,941,026 1.7 % 8,892,701,940 3
2040 145,251,663 -0.26 % -384,431 171,600 51.1 1.59 112 81.5 % 118,387,344 1.6 % 9,210,337,004 3
2045 142,940,503 -0.32 % -462,232 171,600 51.3 1.62 110 83.6 % 119,446,836 1.6 % 9,504,209,572 3
2050 140,123,320 -0.4 % -563,437 171,600 51.3 1.65 108 85.6 % 119,968,966 1.5 % 9,771,822,753 3
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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Notes

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

The Population of Southern Europe (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 sub-region 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 countries within Southern Europe, 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.

Southern Europe's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Europe: Position held by Southern Europe in the list of all regions within Europe ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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