Southern Europe Population (LIVE)

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Southern Europe Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Southern Europe

CountryPopulation (2023)
Italy58,870,762
Spain47,519,628
Greece10,341,277
Portugal10,247,605
Serbia7,149,077
Croatia4,008,617
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,210,847
Albania2,832,439
Slovenia2,119,675
North Macedonia2,085,679
Montenegro626,485
Malta535,064
Andorra80,088
San Marino33,642
Gibraltar32,688
Holy See518
  • The current population of Southern Europe is 151,016,182 as of Sunday, May 26, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Europe population is equivalent to 1.88% of the total world population.
  • Southern Europe ranks number 3 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Europe is 117 per Km2 (303 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,294,920 Km2 (499,971 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Southern Europe is 0.0years.

Population of Southern Europe (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2023 151,357,685 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 118 0 % 0 1.9 % 7,840,952,880 3
2020 152,503,691 -0.12 % -176,663 215,122 42.8 1.36 118 71.7 % 109,342,163 1.9 % 7,840,952,880 3
2015 153,194,330 -0.09 % -139,691 -59,300 42.5 1.38 118 70.2 % 107,617,609 2.2 % 7,426,597,537 3
2010 153,892,786 0.51 % 778,505 167,100 40.4 1.46 119 69.2 % 106,469,861 2.3 % 6,985,603,105 3
2005 150,000,259 0.56 % 821,848 775,900 38.8 1.39 116 67.9 % 101,912,344 2.4 % 6,558,176,119 3
2000 145,891,019 0.18 % 268,280 211,700 37.2 1.34 113 66.3 % 96,759,418 2.5 % 6,148,898,975 3
1995 144,549,617 0.12 % 171,244 305,100 35.5 1.33 112 65.6 % 94,822,346 2.7 % 5,743,219,454 3
1990 143,693,397 0.24 % 337,383 -82,400 33.7 1.49 111 64.7 % 92,903,778 3.0 % 5,316,175,862 3
1985 142,006,484 0.44 % 617,398 -26,400 32.2 1.67 110 63.9 % 90,702,512 3.2 % 4,861,730,613 3
1980 138,919,496 0.79 % 1,074,495 361,000 31.0 2.01 107 62.7 % 87,166,945 3.4 % 4,444,007,706 3
1975 133,547,019 0.9 % 1,165,588 111,400 30.3 2.44 103 60.7 % 81,002,525 3.6 % 4,069,437,231 3
1970 127,719,077 0.75 % 932,940 -366,500 30.1 2.58 99 58.3 % 74,439,534 3.8 % 3,695,390,336 3
1965 123,054,379 0.84 % 1,012,731 -299,400 29.3 2.74 95 44.9 % 55,302,133 4.1 % 3,337,111,983 3
1960 117,990,725 0.79 % 911,304 -476,500 28.3 2.67 91 51.2 % 60,453,359 4.3 % 3,019,233,434 3
1955 113,434,205 0.88 % 971,907 -306,700 27.3 2.64 88 48.8 % 55,302,133 4.5 % 2,746,072,141 3

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Southern Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2025 150,607,158 -0.25 % -379,307 89,700 46.3 1.35 116 73.6 % 110,832,150 1.9 % 8,191,988,453 3
2030 148,509,377 -0.28 % -419,556 89,700 48.2 1.38 115 75.6 % 112,280,379 1.8 % 8,546,141,327 3
2035 146,082,501 -0.33 % -485,375 89,700 49.6 1.41 113 77.7 % 113,554,466 1.6 % 8,879,397,401 3
2040 143,274,701 -0.39 % -561,560 89,700 50.7 1.43 111 80 % 114,554,221 1.6 % 9,188,250,492 3
2045 139,966,285 -0.47 % -661,683 89,700 51.5 1.45 108 82.2 % 115,104,573 1.5 % 9,467,543,575 3
2050 136,019,258 -0.57 % -789,405 89,700 52.1 1.47 105 84.6 % 115,020,611 1.4 % 9,709,491,761 3
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

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

The Population of Southern Europe (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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. 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 Southern 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.

Southern 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 Southern 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.

See also