Western Europe Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Western Europe

CountryPopulation (2023)
Germany83,294,633
France64,756,584
Netherlands17,618,299
Belgium11,686,140
Austria8,958,960
Switzerland8,796,669
Luxembourg654,768
Liechtenstein39,584
Monaco36,297
  • The current population of Western Europe is 196,063,675 as of Sunday, May 26, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Europe population is equivalent to 2.43% of the total world population.
  • Western Europe ranks number 2 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Europe is 181 per Km2 (468 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,084,793 Km2 (418,841 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Western Europe is 0.0years.

Population of Western Europe (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2023 195,841,934 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 180 0 % 0 2.4 % 7,840,952,880 2
2020 195,057,782 0.25 % 485,036 546,080 42.5 1.66 180 80.3 % 156,557,723 2.5 % 7,840,952,880 2
2015 191,740,082 0.39 % 742,785 730,600 42.4 1.67 177 79.5 % 152,440,564 2.7 % 7,426,597,537 2
2010 188,026,159 0.36 % 667,606 550,700 41.3 1.68 173 78.7 % 147,957,372 2.9 % 6,985,603,105 2
2005 184,688,129 0.29 % 522,783 407,400 39.7 1.60 170 77.9 % 143,815,322 3.0 % 6,558,176,119 2
2000 182,074,215 0.28 % 506,626 263,900 37.9 1.59 168 76.4 % 139,052,956 3.2 % 6,148,898,975 2
1995 179,541,083 0.45 % 804,620 428,200 36.4 1.45 166 75.3 % 135,269,870 3.4 % 5,743,219,454 2
1990 175,517,984 0.45 % 784,167 653,100 35.2 1.58 162 74.1 % 130,096,598 3.6 % 5,316,175,862 2
1985 171,597,149 0.22 % 370,950 308,600 34.2 1.56 158 73.7 % 126,525,013 3.9 % 4,861,730,613 2
1980 169,742,401 0.12 % 206,809 101,500 33.3 1.70 156 73.8 % 125,228,210 4.2 % 4,444,007,706 2
1975 168,708,354 0.38 % 638,379 89,100 32.8 1.69 156 73.4 % 123,772,020 4.6 % 4,069,437,231 2
1970 165,516,461 0.76 % 1,224,812 337,500 32.2 2.24 153 72.3 % 119,712,175 5.0 % 3,695,390,336 2
1965 159,392,402 0.95 % 1,468,006 410,500 32.5 2.63 147 61.3 % 97,686,096 5.3 % 3,337,111,983 2
1960 152,052,373 0.72 % 1,068,781 292,700 32.7 2.57 140 68.8 % 104,681,564 5.5 % 3,019,233,434 2
1955 146,708,469 0.45 % 646,393 4,100 32.6 2.41 135 66.6 % 97,686,096 5.9 % 2,746,072,141 2

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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Western Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2025 196,312,239 0.13 % 250,891 342,300 43.6 1.63 181 81.5 % 159,942,135 2.5 % 8,191,988,453 2
2030 197,095,642 0.08 % 156,681 340,300 44.5 1.64 182 82.8 % 163,286,173 2.4 % 8,546,141,327 2
2035 197,294,820 0.02 % 39,836 340,700 45.5 1.65 182 84.4 % 166,482,549 2.2 % 8,879,397,401 2
2040 196,871,356 -0.04 % -84,693 341,100 46.5 1.65 181 86 % 169,377,764 2.2 % 9,188,250,492 2
2045 195,862,045 -0.1 % -201,862 342,300 47.1 1.65 181 87.7 % 171,783,926 2.1 % 9,467,543,575 2
2050 194,286,786 -0.16 % -315,052 342,300 47.6 1.65 179 89.4 % 173,620,667 2.1 % 9,709,491,761 2
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 Western Europe Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Western Europe delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Western 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 Western 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.

Western 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 Western 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