Portugal Population (LIVE)

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Portugal Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Portugal is 10,213,004 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Portugal 2019 population is estimated at 10,226,187 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Portugal population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • Portugal ranks number 88 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Portugal is 112 per Km2 (289 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 91,590 Km2 (35,363 sq. miles)
  • 65.9 % of the population is urban (6,743,854 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Portugal is 44.3 years.

Population of Portugal (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPortugal
Global Rank
2019 10,226,187 -0.29 % -30,006 -6,000 44.3 1.28 112 65.9 % 6,743,854 0.13 % 7,713,468,100 88
2018 10,256,193 -0.31 % -32,334 -6,000 44.3 1.28 112 65.4 % 6,710,993 0.13 % 7,631,091,040 88
2017 10,288,527 -0.36 % -37,011 -6,000 44.3 1.28 112 64.9 % 6,678,201 0.14 % 7,547,858,925 88
2016 10,325,538 -0.41 % -42,813 -6,000 44.3 1.28 113 64.4 % 6,646,760 0.14 % 7,464,022,049 88
2015 10,368,351 -0.43 % -45,541 -28,000 43.9 1.28 113 63.8 % 6,617,197 0.14 % 7,379,797,139 86
2010 10,596,058 0.17 % 17,513 18,427 41.6 1.37 116 60.9 % 6,451,825 0.15 % 6,956,823,603 79
2005 10,508,495 0.41 % 42,277 35,671 39.4 1.45 115 57.8 % 6,077,668 0.16 % 6,541,907,027 76
2000 10,297,112 0.40 % 41,15734,721 37.8 1.46 112 54.7 % 5,633,127 0.17 % 6,143,493,823 74
1995 10,091,325 0.39 % 39,192 29,824 36.0 1.48 110 51.4 % 5,187,432 0.18 % 5,744,212,979 72
1990 9,895,364 -0.07 % -6,764 -29,575 34.2 1.62 108 48.2 % 4,769,183 0.19 % 5,327,231,061 71
1985 9,929,184 0.36 % 35,644 -13,379 32.1 2.01 108 45.6 % 4,523,234 0.20 % 4,870,921,740 65
1980 9,750,964 1.23 % 115,745 39,726 30.6 2.55 106 43.0 % 4,195,006 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 60
1975 9,172,241 1.18 % 104,180 21,637 29.8 2.83 100 41.0 % 3,761,504 0.22 % 4,079,480,606 61
1970 8,651,340 -0.48 % -42,188 -139,433 29.6 3.12 94 39.0 % 3,376,697 0.23 % 3,700,437,046 62
1965 8,862,280 0.04 % 3,527 -109,066 28.9 3.19 97 37.1 % 3,286,357 0.27 % 3,339,583,597 47
1960 8,844,645 0.50 % 43,823 -65,311 27.9 3.12 97 35.2 % 3,108,907 0.29 % 3,034,949,748 49
1955 8,625,532 0.49 % 41,713 -61,475 27.3 3.10 94 33.1 % 2,857,954 0.31 % 2,773,019,936 47
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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Portugal 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 PopulationPortugal
Global Rank
2020 10,196,709 -0.33 % -34,328 -6,000 46.2 1.29 111 66.5 % 6,775,807 0.13 % 7,794,798,739 89
2025 10,060,418 -0.27 % -27,258 8,000 48.1 1.29 110 68.8 % 6,926,293 0.12 % 8,184,437,460 94
2030 9,912,679 -0.30 % -29,548 10,000 49.8 1.29 108 71.1 % 7,048,858 0.12 % 8,548,487,400 96
2035 9,747,506 -0.34 % -33,035 10,000 51.0 1.29 106 73.2 % 7,135,335 0.11 % 8,887,524,213 97
2040 9,558,265 -0.39 % -37,848 10,000 51.6 1.29 104 75.1 % 7,178,825 0.10 % 9,198,847,240 97
2045 9,338,123 -0.46 % -44,028 10,000 51.9 1.29 102 76.9 % 7,179,085 0.10 % 9,481,803,274 99
2050 9,084,576 -0.55 % -50,709   52.2 1.29 99 78.5 % 7,133,527 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 102
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).

Portugal Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Portugal
Life Expectancy
82.65 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.7
(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)
4,824,034 47.31% 5,372,673 52.69% 10,196,709 0.90

Population Pyramid for Portugal (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
0-14 683,236 51.33% 647,839 48.67% 1,331,075 13.05%
15-24 538,405 50.55% 526,596 49.45% 1,065,001 10.44%
25-54 1,968,060 48.37% 2,100,413 51.63% 4,068,473 39.90%
55-64 659,591 46.77% 750,546 53.23% 1,410,137 13.83%
65+ 974,742 41.98% 1,347,279 58.02% 2,322,021 22.77%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,331,075 13.05% 20.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 6,543,611 64.17% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 2,322,021 22.77% 35.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
3,653,096 35.83% 55.8

Main Cities by Population in Portugal

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Lisbon 517,802
2 Porto 249,633
3 Amadora 178,858
4 Braga 121,394
5 Setubal 117,110
6 Coimbra 106,582
7 Queluz 103,399
8 Funchal 100,847
9 Cacem 93,982
10 Vila Nova de Gaia 70,811
11 Algueirao 66,250
12 Loures 66,231
13 Felgueiras 58,065
14 Evora 55,620
15 Rio de Mouro 54,695
16 Odivelas 54,624
17 Aveiro 54,162
18 Amora 52,577
19 Corroios 52,520
20 Barreiro 51,280
21 Monsanto 50,000
22 Rio Tinto 49,966
23 Sao Domingos de Rana 46,718
24 Figueira da Foz 46,600
25 Leiria 45,112
26 Ponte de Lima 44,667
27 Faro 41,355
28 Sesimbra 41,134
29 Guimaraes 40,604
30 Ermesinde 39,420
31 Santo Antonio dos Olivais 38,936
32 Portimao 38,487
33 Benfica 36,985
34 Cascais 36,436
35 Maia 36,426
36 Viana do Castelo 36,148
37 Oeiras 35,000
38 Beja 34,760
39 Esposende 34,625
40 Braganca 34,375
41 Almada 34,008
42 Olivais 33,788
43 Castelo Branco 33,479
44 Alcabideche 33,315
45 Espinho 32,786
46 Camara de Lobos 32,209
47 Guarda 32,111
48 Alvalade 31,813
49 Arrentela 30,156
50 Montijo 30,011
51 Charneca de Caparica 29,763
52 Santarem 29,385
53 Olhao 29,239
54 Povoa de Varzim 29,044
55 Senhora da Hora 28,930
56 Marinha Grande 28,916
57 Povoa de Santa Iria 28,901
58 Sequeira 28,502
59 Massama 28,112
60 Matosinhos 28,070
61 Gondomar 27,691
62 Aguas Santas 27,686
63 Vila do Conde 27,642
64 Caldas da Rainha 27,378
65 Sao Martinho 26,482
66 Canidelo 26,431
67 Viseu 26,364
68 Sintra 26,193
69 Paco de Arcos 25,974
70 Sao Mamede de Infesta 25,940

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Portugal (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 Portugal 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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