Denmark Population (LIVE)

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Denmark Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Denmark is 5,777,935 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Denmark 2019 population is estimated at 5,771,876 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Denmark population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Denmark ranks number 115 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Denmark is 136 per Km2 (352 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 42,430 Km2 (16,382 sq. miles)
  • 88.0 % of the population is urban (5,081,840 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Denmark is 41.7 years.

Population of Denmark (2019 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
2019 5,771,876 0.34 % 19,750 15,200 41.7 1.74 136 88.0 % 5,081,840 0.07 % 7,713,468,100 115
2018 5,752,126 0.35 % 19,852 15,200 41.7 1.74 136 87.9 % 5,056,587 0.08 % 7,631,091,040 115
2017 5,732,274 0.37 % 20,925 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.8 % 5,031,580 0.08 % 7,547,858,925 114
2016 5,711,349 0.40 % 22,654 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.7 % 5,006,008 0.08 % 7,464,022,049 113
2015 5,688,695 0.48 % 26,770 21,368 41.6 1.73 134 87.5 % 4,979,108 0.08 % 7,379,797,139 113
2010 5,554,844 0.49 % 26,628 17,598 40.6 1.85 131 86.8 % 4,821,305 0.08 % 6,956,823,603 111
2005 5,421,702 0.30 % 16,102 9,261 39.6 1.76 128 85.9 % 4,654,838 0.08 % 6,541,907,027 110
2000 5,341,194 0.41 % 21,69814,914 38.4 1.76 126 85.1 % 4,545,356 0.09 % 6,143,493,823 105
1995 5,232,704 0.35 % 18,318 13,093 37.7 1.75 123 85.0 % 4,446,693 0.09 % 5,744,212,979 102
1990 5,141,115 0.10 % 5,374 6,568 37.1 1.54 121 84.8 % 4,361,901 0.10 % 5,327,231,061 101
1985 5,114,243 -0.04 % -1,940 1,864 36.0 1.43 121 84.4 % 4,313,899 0.10 % 4,870,921,740 97
1980 5,123,945 0.24 % 12,243 2,985 34.3 1.68 121 83.7 % 4,289,924 0.11 % 4,458,003,514 92
1975 5,062,729 0.53 % 26,298 4,651 33.0 1.96 119 82.1 % 4,158,823 0.12 % 4,079,480,606 87
1970 4,931,241 0.71 % 34,156 4,373 32.5 2.27 116 79.7 % 3,932,046 0.13 % 3,700,437,046 83
1965 4,760,460 0.77 % 35,872 451 32.8 2.58 112 77.0 % 3,667,824 0.14 % 3,339,583,597 75
1960 4,581,101 0.62 % 28,065 -6,528 33.0 2.55 108 73.7 % 3,375,657 0.15 % 3,034,949,748 75
1955 4,440,778 0.80 % 34,501 -3,656 32.4 2.55 105 69.6 % 3,091,616 0.16 % 2,773,019,936 75
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Denmark Population Forecast

15,200
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 5,792,202 0.36 % 20,701 15,200 42.3 1.76 137 88.2 % 5,107,903 0.07 % 7,794,798,739 115
2025 5,900,493 0.37 % 21,658 15,200 42.4 1.76 139 88.9 % 5,248,366 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 116
2030 6,001,867 0.34 % 20,275 15,200 42.3 1.76 141 89.8 % 5,388,666 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 118
2035 6,083,849 0.27 % 16,396 15,200 42.7 1.76 143 90.7 % 5,516,117 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 121
2040 6,146,589 0.21 % 12,548 15,200 43.4 1.76 145 91.6 % 5,628,838 0.07 % 9,198,847,240 121
2045 6,197,288 0.16 % 10,140 15,200 43.9 1.76 146 92.5 % 5,731,131 0.07 % 9,481,803,274 121
2050 6,245,374 0.15 % 9,617   44.2 1.76 147 93.3 % 5,829,371 0.06 % 9,735,033,990 121
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Denmark Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Denmark
Life Expectancy
81.40 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
2,879,361 49.71% 2,912,842 50.29% 5,792,202 0.99

Population Pyramid for Denmark (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 484,301 51.35% 458,773 48.65% 943,074 16.28%
15-24 364,508 51.13% 348,341 48.87% 712,849 12.31%
25-54 1,127,554 50.47% 1,106,694 49.53% 2,234,248 38.57%
55-64 364,134 49.60% 369,960 50.40% 734,094 12.67%
65+ 538,864 46.14% 629,074 53.86% 1,167,938 20.16%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 943,074 16.28% 25.6
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,681,191 63.55% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,167,938 20.16% 31.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,111,012 36.45% 57.3

Main Cities by Population in Denmark

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Copenhagen 1,153,615
2 Arhus 237,551
3 Odense 145,931
4 Aalborg 122,219
5 Frederiksberg 95,029
6 Esbjerg 72,205
7 Horsens 58,646
8 Randers 55,780
9 Kolding 55,363
10 Vejle 51,177
11 Hvidovre 49,380
12 Greve 47,671
13 Herning 44,763
14 Roskilde 44,285
15 Silkeborg 41,674
16 Naestved 40,660
17 Charlottenlund 40,000
17 Ballerup 40,000
18 Vanlose 37,115
19 Fredericia 36,946
20 Horsholm 36,670
21 Helsingor 35,048
22 Viborg 34,831
23 Koge 33,885
24 Holstebro 32,072
25 Slagelse 31,896
26 Taastrup 30,977
27 Hillerod 30,853
28 Albertslund 30,000
28 Rodovre 30,000
29 Svendborg 27,553
30 Sonderborg 27,033
31 Hjorring 24,634
32 Holbaek 24,544
33 Frederikshavn 24,103
34 Norresundby 22,083
35 Haderslev 20,825
36 Skive 20,815
37 Glostrup 20,673
38 Ringsted 20,188
39 Stenlose 19,998
40 Ishoj 19,453
41 Birkerod 18,901
42 Farum 18,376
43 Nykobing Falster 16,807
44 Aabenraa 16,344
45 Kalundborg 15,939
46 Nyborg 15,826
47 Lillerod 15,359
48 Korsor 15,029

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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