Norway Population (LIVE)

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Norway Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Norway is 5,394,935 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Norway 2019 population is estimated at 5,378,857 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Norway population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Norway ranks number 119 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Norway is 15 per Km2 (38 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 365,268 Km2 (141,031 sq. miles)
  • 83.0 % of the population is urban (4,462,009 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Norway is 39.3 years.

Population of Norway (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorway
Global Rank
2019 5,378,857 0.77 % 40,895 28,000 39.3 1.79 15 83.0 % 4,462,009 0.07 % 7,713,468,100 119
2018 5,337,962 0.79 % 41,636 28,000 39.3 1.79 15 82.5 % 4,403,040 0.07 % 7,631,091,040 118
2017 5,296,326 0.86 % 45,377 28,000 39.3 1.79 14 82.0 % 4,343,569 0.07 % 7,547,858,925 118
2016 5,250,949 0.98 % 51,113 28,000 39.3 1.79 14 81.5 % 4,281,776 0.07 % 7,464,022,049 118
2015 5,199,836 1.25 % 62,792 44,363 39.2 1.82 14 81.1 % 4,216,608 0.07 % 7,379,797,139 118
2010 4,885,878 1.07 % 50,703 32,687 38.7 1.92 13 79.1 % 3,864,811 0.07 % 6,956,823,603 118
2005 4,632,364 0.58 % 26,599 13,480 38.0 1.81 13 77.7 % 3,598,210 0.07 % 6,541,907,027 116
2000 4,499,367 0.60 % 26,47411,755 36.9 1.86 12 76.0 % 3,420,409 0.07 % 6,143,493,823 115
1995 4,366,995 0.56 % 23,942 9,381 36.1 1.89 12 73.8 % 3,222,278 0.08 % 5,744,212,979 114
1990 4,247,285 0.45 % 18,836 7,743 35.4 1.80 12 72.0 % 3,056,180 0.08 % 5,327,231,061 114
1985 4,153,105 0.33 % 13,406 4,961 34.6 1.69 11 71.3 % 2,961,588 0.09 % 4,870,921,740 108
1980 4,086,076 0.39 % 15,609 4,146 33.3 1.81 11 70.5 % 2,882,531 0.09 % 4,458,003,514 104
1975 4,008,031 0.67 % 26,394 3,174 32.4 2.35 11 68.2 % 2,732,942 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 100
1970 3,876,060 0.80 % 30,319 836 32.9 2.80 11 65.4 % 2,534,798 0.10 % 3,700,437,046 96
1965 3,724,463 0.78 % 28,391 -455 34.1 2.90 10 57.6 % 2,144,102 0.11 % 3,339,583,597 86
1960 3,582,507 0.87 % 30,433 -1,888 34.3 2.84 10 49.9 % 1,788,399 0.12 % 3,034,949,748 90
1955 3,430,340 0.99 % 33,013 -792 33.6 2.60 9 50.2 % 1,722,816 0.12 % 2,773,019,936 86
: 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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Norway Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorway
Global Rank
2020 5,421,241 0.84 % 44,281 28,000 39.8 1.68 15 83.4 % 4,521,838 0.07 % 7,794,798,739 119
2025 5,651,101 0.83 % 45,972 28,000 40.6 1.68 15 85.5 % 4,830,373 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 117
2030 5,875,913 0.78 % 44,962 28,000 41.5 1.68 16 87.3 % 5,129,851 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 120
2035 6,083,780 0.70 % 41,573 28,000 42.3 1.68 17 88.9 % 5,409,370 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 122
2040 6,271,478 0.61 % 37,540 28,000 43.0 1.68 17 90.3 % 5,666,033 0.07 % 9,198,847,240 120
2045 6,442,052 0.54 % 34,115 28,000 43.6 1.68 18 91.7 % 5,905,387 0.07 % 9,481,803,274 120
2050 6,600,338 0.49 % 31,657   44.1 1.68 18 93.0 % 6,137,995 0.07 % 9,735,033,990 118
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Norway Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Norway
Life Expectancy
82.94 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.0
(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)
2,739,983 50.54% 2,681,259 49.46% 5,421,241 1.02

Population Pyramid for Norway (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
0-14 480,643 51.38% 454,906 48.62% 935,549 17.26%
15-24 346,797 51.37% 328,277 48.63% 675,074 12.45%
25-54 1,141,241 51.54% 1,072,913 48.46% 2,214,154 40.84%
55-64 329,419 50.97% 316,886 49.03% 646,305 11.92%
65+ 441,883 46.51% 508,277 53.49% 950,160 17.53%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 935,549 17.26% 26.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,535,533 65.22% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 950,160 17.53% 26.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,885,709 34.78% 53.3

Main Cities by Population in Norway

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Oslo 580,000
2 Bergen 213,585
3 Trondheim 147,139
4 Stavanger 121,610
5 Drammen 90,722
6 Fredrikstad 72,760
7 Kristiansand 63,814
8 Sandnes 63,032
9 Tromso 52,436
10 Sarpsborg 52,159
11 Skien 50,595
12 Alesund 44,096
13 Sandefjord 42,654
14 Haugesund 40,321
15 Tonsberg 38,914
16 Moss 34,492
17 Porsgrunn 34,377
18 Bodo 34,073
19 Arendal 30,916
20 Hamar 29,479
21 Ytrebygda 24,044
22 Larvik 23,113
23 Halden 21,970
24 Steinkjer 20,000
25 Harstad 19,433
26 Lillehammer 19,096
27 Molde 18,594
28 Mo i Rana 17,853
29 Kongsberg 17,667
30 Horten 17,660
31 Gjovik 17,596
32 Askoy 17,224
33 Kristiansund 16,785

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Norway (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 Norway 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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