Western Europe Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Western Europe

CountryPopulation (2017)
Germany(82,114,224)
France(64,979,548)
Netherlands(17,035,938)
Belgium(11,429,336)
Austria(8,735,453)
Switzerland(8,476,005)
Luxembourg(583,455)
Monaco(38,695)
Liechtenstein(37,922)
  • The current population of Western Europe is 193,676,552 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Europe population is equivalent to 2.56% of the total world population.
  • Western Europe ranks number 2 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Europe is 178 per Km2 (462 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,084,793 Km2 (418,841 sq. miles)
  • 79.5 % of the population is urban (153,827,973 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Western Europe is 43.6 years.

Population of Western Europe (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2017 193,430,576 0.35 % 683,717 589,360 43.6 1.67 178 79.5 % 153,827,973 2.6 % 7,550,262,101 2
2016 192,746,859 0.37 % 714,553 589,360 43.6 1.67 178 79.4 % 153,075,108 2.6 % 7,466,964,280 2
2015 192,032,306 0.39 % 733,244 635,100 43.5 1.67 177 79.3 % 152,299,869 2.8 % 7,383,008,820 2
2010 188,366,087 0.25 % 471,293 296,800 42.3 1.64 174 78.7 % 148,154,495 2.9 % 6,958,169,159 2
2005 186,009,623 0.32 % 593,489 408,900 40.6 1.59 171 77.4 % 143,897,433 3.0 % 6,542,159,383 2
2000 183,042,176 0.27 % 485,461 292,300 38.9 1.52 169 76 % 139,034,932 3.2 % 6,145,006,989 2
1995 180,614,870 0.53 % 944,980 750,900 37.4 1.49 166 75.4 % 136,244,494 3.4 % 5,751,474,416 2
1990 175,889,969 0.44 % 770,092 527,000 36.3 1.57 162 74.5 % 131,064,309 3.6 % 5,330,943,460 2
1985 172,039,508 0.15 % 264,124 92,500 35.4 1.62 159 73.7 % 126,819,171 3.9 % 4,873,781,796 2
1980 170,718,888 0.12 % 198,059 96,100 34.4 1.65 157 73 % 124,581,376 4.2 % 4,458,411,534 2
1975 169,728,591 0.43 % 721,528 380,600 33.7 1.96 156 72.5 % 123,091,497 4.6 % 4,079,087,198 2
1970 166,120,950 0.7 % 1,142,656 307,400 33.3 2.47 153 71.7 % 119,098,100 5.0 % 3,700,577,650 2
1965 160,407,670 1 % 1,558,249 57,000 33.5 2.39 148 60.2 % 96,581,691 5.3 % 3,339,592,688 2
1960 152,616,424 0.76 % 1,138,052 215,800 33.7 2.48 141 67.8 % 103,416,055 5.5 % 3,033,212,527 2
1955 146,926,162 0.62 % 893,294 57,000 33.5 2.39 135 65.7 % 96,581,691 5.8 % 2,772,242,535 2
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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Western Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 195,197,466 0.33 % 633,032 589,400 44.2 1.69 180 79.9 % 155,956,133 2.6 % 7,795,482,309 2
2025 197,085,926 0.19 % 377,692 389,400 44.7 1.71 182 80.7 % 159,089,589 2.5 % 8,185,613,757 2
2030 198,583,621 0.15 % 299,539 388,400 45.5 1.74 183 81.5 % 161,774,296 2.4 % 8,551,198,644 2
2035 199,618,672 0.1 % 207,010 388,400 46.3 1.76 184 82.2 % 164,009,378 2.2 % 8,892,701,940 2
2040 200,115,375 0.05 % 99,341 388,400 46.9 1.77 184 82.8 % 165,795,474 2.3 % 9,210,337,004 2
2045 200,041,304 -0.01 % -14,814 388,400 47.2 1.77 184 83.6 % 167,150,169 2.2 % 9,504,209,572 2
2050 199,495,747 -0.05 % -109,111 388,400 47.3 1.78 184 84.3 % 168,171,050 2.1 % 9,771,822,753 2
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 Western Europe Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Western Europe delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Western 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 Western 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.

Western 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 Western 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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