Greece Population (LIVE)

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Greece Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Greece is 10,450,893 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Greece 2019 population is estimated at 10,473,455 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Greece population is equivalent to 0.14% of the total world population.
  • Greece ranks number 87 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Greece is 81 per Km2 (210 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 128,900 Km2 (49,769 sq. miles)
  • 84.3 % of the population is urban (8,831,631 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Greece is 43.8 years.

Population of Greece (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreece
Global Rank
2019 10,473,455 -0.46 % -48,791 -16,000 43.8 1.34 81 84.3 % 8,831,631 0.14 % 7,713,468,100 87
2018 10,522,246 -0.45 % -47,204 -16,000 43.8 1.34 82 83.7 % 8,808,771 0.14 % 7,631,091,040 87
2017 10,569,450 -0.43 % -45,735 -16,000 43.8 1.34 82 83.1 % 8,785,441 0.14 % 7,547,858,925 86
2016 10,615,185 -0.42 % -44,565 -16,000 43.8 1.34 82 82.6 % 8,766,565 0.14 % 7,464,022,049 85
2015 10,659,750 -0.42 % -45,577 -32,360 43.4 1.34 83 82.1 % 8,755,057 0.14 % 7,379,797,139 83
2010 10,887,637 -0.61 % -67,431 -74,154 41.1 1.42 84 80.2 % 8,732,440 0.16 % 6,956,823,603 77
2005 11,224,791 0.26 % 28,537 22,717 39.4 1.29 87 75.0 % 8,413,925 0.17 % 6,541,907,027 73
2000 11,082,104 0.62 % 67,32059,486 38.0 1.31 86 73.1 % 8,102,077 0.18 % 6,143,493,823 71
1995 10,745,503 1.00 % 103,902 91,836 36.5 1.38 83 72.4 % 7,781,147 0.19 % 5,744,212,979 66
1990 10,225,992 0.51 % 51,551 35,777 35.1 1.53 79 71.6 % 7,324,309 0.19 % 5,327,231,061 68
1985 9,968,238 0.70 % 68,247 20,048 33.9 2.06 77 70.6 % 7,034,015 0.20 % 4,870,921,740 63
1980 9,627,002 1.32 % 122,583 59,474 33.0 2.42 75 69.4 % 6,680,878 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 62
1975 9,014,085 0.80 % 70,103 4,154 32.4 2.53 70 66.9 % 6,031,206 0.22 % 4,079,480,606 62
1970 8,663,571 0.49 % 41,950 -37,425 32.3 2.55 67 64.2 % 5,561,283 0.23 % 3,700,437,046 61
1965 8,453,821 0.43 % 36,038 -51,338 29.9 2.29 66 59.9 % 5,067,678 0.25 % 3,339,583,597 49
1960 8,273,629 0.65 % 52,501 -40,306 28.3 2.42 64 55.9 % 4,626,936 0.27 % 3,034,949,748 51
1955 8,011,124 0.88 % 68,466 -14,002 26.9 2.48 62 54.1 % 4,332,425 0.29 % 2,773,019,936 49
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Greece Population Forecast

10,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreece
Global Rank
2020 10,423,054 -0.45 % -47,339 -16,000 45.6 1.30 81 84.9 % 8,850,409 0.13 % 7,794,798,739 87
2025 10,154,685 -0.52 % -53,674 -8,000 47.7 1.30 79 87.6 % 8,897,137 0.12 % 8,184,437,460 93
2030 9,917,250 -0.47 % -47,487 4,000 49.7 1.30 77 90.0 % 8,925,806 0.12 % 8,548,487,400 95
2035 9,712,264 -0.42 % -40,997 10,000 51.5 1.30 75 92.0 % 8,939,787 0.11 % 8,887,524,213 98
2040 9,509,268 -0.42 % -40,599 10,000 52.7 1.30 74 93.9 % 8,927,247 0.10 % 9,198,847,240 98
2045 9,287,494 -0.47 % -44,355 10,000 53.2 1.30 72 95.5 % 8,870,281 0.10 % 9,481,803,274 100
2050 9,029,249 -0.56 % -51,649   53.4 1.30 70 96.9 % 8,753,104 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 103
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Greece Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Greece
Life Expectancy
82.80 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.4
(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)
5,115,826 49.08% 5,307,230 50.92% 10,423,054 0.96

Population Pyramid for Greece (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
0-14 734,151 51.58% 689,213 48.42% 1,423,364 13.66%
15-24 539,814 51.12% 516,220 48.88% 1,056,034 10.13%
25-54 2,150,597 50.78% 2,084,470 49.22% 4,235,067 40.63%
55-64 662,767 47.82% 723,112 52.18% 1,385,879 13.30%
65+ 1,028,497 44.28% 1,294,215 55.72% 2,322,712 22.28%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,423,364 13.66% 21.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 6,676,980 64.06% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 2,322,712 22.28% 34.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
3,746,076 35.94% 56.1

Main Cities by Population in Greece

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Athens 664,046
2 Thessaloniki 354,290
3 Patra 168,034
4 Piraeus 163,688
5 Larisa 144,651
6 Peristeri 139,981
7 Irakleion 137,154
8 Kallithea 100,641
9 Acharnes 99,346
10 Kalamaria 91,617
11 Nikaia 89,380
12 Glyfada 87,305
13 Volos 86,048
14 Ilion 84,793
15 Ilioupoli 78,153
16 Keratsini 77,077
17 Khalandrion 74,192
18 Nea Smyrni 73,076
19 Marousi 72,333
20 Agios Dimitrios 71,294
21 Zografos 71,026
22 Aigaleo 69,946
23 Nea Ionia 67,134
24 Ioannina 65,574
25 Palaio Faliro 64,021
26 Korydallos 63,445
27 Trikala 61,653
28 Vyronas 61,308
29 Agia Paraskevi 59,704
30 Galatsi 59,345
31 Chalkida 59,125
32 Petroupolis 58,979
33 Serres 58,287
34 Rodos 56,128
35 Kalamata 54,100
36 Kavala 54,027
37 Chania 53,910
38 Katerini 53,293
39 Alexandroupoli 52,979
40 Lamia 52,006
41 Irakleio 49,642
42 Xanthi 48,221
43 Kifisia 47,332
44 Agrinio 46,899
45 Chaidari 45,642
46 Komotini 45,631
47 Sykies 44,955
48 Drama 44,823
49 Veroia 44,464
50 Alimos 41,720
51 Polichni 39,765
52 Kozani 36,481
53 Agioi Anargyroi 34,168
54 Argyroupoli 34,097
55 Ano Liosia 33,565
56 Karditsa 32,789
57 Nea Ionia 32,661
58 Rethymno 32,468
59 Cholargos 30,840
60 Vrilissia 30,741
61 Aspropyrgos 30,251
62 Korinthos 30,176
63 Ptolemaida 30,045
64 Gerakas 29,939
65 Metamorfosi 29,891
66 Voula 28,364
67 Kamateron 28,361
68 Mytilene 28,322
69 Giannitsa 27,817
70 Neapoli 27,084

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Greece (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 Greece 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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