Cyprus Population 2017

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Cyprus has an estimated population of 1.16 million in 2015, up from the 2011 census census of 839,000 and the 2011 estimate of 1.11 million.

Of the 1.16 million people in Cyprus, about 300,000 live in the north, although it's believed this number has climbed to 500,000, half of whom are Turkish settlers or Cypriot-born children of settlers. There is only one city in Cyprus with a population over 100,000. Limassol has a population of 101,000, with a metro area population of 185,000. Nicosia, the capital, is divided into the North (pop 61,000) and the South (pop 55,000).

Cyprus itself is de facto partitioned into the south, which is effectively under control of the Republic and accounts for 59% of the island, and the north, administered by the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The North is recognized only by Turkey. The international community considers the northern region as part of Cyprus which is occupied by Turkish forces.

Cyprus Demographics

Cyprus inhabitants are known as Cypriots. In 2001, the population was comprised of 77% Greek Cypriots, 18% Turkish and 5% other, with about 10,500 people of Russian origin in the nation. The Republic of Cyprus is also home to about 110,000 foreign permanent residents and between 10,000 and 30,000 undocumented illegal immigrants.

The Turkish Cypriots live in the north of the country. The villages of Pyla and Potamia are the only two in the Republic with a mixed population of Turkish and Greek residents.

Nearly every Greek Cypriot is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The majority of Turkish Cypriots adhere to Sunni Islam. Cyprus is considered one of the most religious countries of the European Union. 95% of the population is Christian Orthodox, 0.9% is Armenian or Maronite, 1.5% is Roman Catholic, 1.0% belongs to the Church of England and 0.6% is Muslim, with just 1.3% not stating or religion or choosing another denomination.

There is a large Greek and Turkish Cypriot diaspora in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Greece.

Cyprus Population Growth

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

Cyprus Population in 2017 Source: Alessio Bragadini from Milan, Italy

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Cyprus Population Growth

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

Cyprus Population Density

About Cyprus

Official Name Republic of Cyprus
Languages Spoken Turkish, Greek
Borders GBR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 35,33
Currencies Used EUR

Cyprus Population Clock

What is the population of Cyprus (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 7
Deaths Per Day 5
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 18
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Cyprus Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.949 births/thousand 162nd
Crude Death Rate 6.988 deaths/thousand 119th
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.035 people/thousand 12th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.673 years 35th
Life Expectancy (Male) 78.573 years 32nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 82.82 years 38th
Total Fertility Rate 1.424 children/woman 189th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.682 surviving daughters/woman 189th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.07 males per female 14th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.613 deaths/1,000 live births 167th
Under Five Mortality 4.296 deaths/thousand 170th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.915 years 69th
Rate of Natural Increase 3.849 150th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.251% 5th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.532% 4th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 0.935% 6th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.459% 5th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.079% 4th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 3.724% 6th
Crude Suicide Rate 5.1 suicides/thousand 112th
Median Age (Total) 36.4 years 64th
Median Age (Female) 38 years 65th
Median Age (Male) 35.1 years 67th

Cyprus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,187,575 51.005% 48.995% 128 88 0.89% 158
2015 1,165,300 51.016% 48.984% 126 87 0.96% 158
2010 1,103,685 51.041% 48.959% 119 88 1.17% 157
2005 1,032,586 50.572% 49.428% 111 91 1.51% 155
2000 943,286 50.401% 49.599% 102 98 1.91% 155
1995 855,388 50.479% 49.521% 92 103 2.07% 156
1990 766,611 50.694% 49.306% 82 107 2.13% 155
1985 703,693 50.513% 49.487% 76 104 1.22% 157
1980 685,406 50.354% 49.646% 74 99 0.55% 154
1975 649,755 49.911% 50.089% 70 97 1.19% 153
1970 613,619 49.417% 50.583% 66 99 1.17% 152
1965 580,971 49.076% 50.924% 62 98 0.74% 151
1960 572,929 49.162% 50.838% 62 92 0.6% 148
1955 529,971 48.974% 51.026% 57 88 1.79% 148
1950 494,014 49.317% 50.683% 53 87 1.28% 145

Cyprus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,218,234 51.009% 48.991% 131 89 0.77% 158
2025 1,261,821 51.018% 48.982% 136 88 0.64% 158
2030 1,300,222 51.045% 48.955% 140 88 0.53% 157
2035 1,332,379 51.088% 48.912% 144 89 0.43% 157
2040 1,359,388 51.138% 48.862% 147 91 0.36% 156
2045 1,382,560 51.179% 48.821% 149 91 0.3% 157
2050 1,401,970 51.205% 48.795% 151 96 0.23% 157
2055 1,416,201 51.178% 48.822% 153 97 0.15% 157
2060 1,424,796 51.127% 48.873% 154 97 0.07% 157
2065 1,427,710 51.046% 48.954% 154 97 -0.01% 157
2070 1,425,094 50.94% 49.06% 154 97 -0.08% 156
2075 1,418,453 50.832% 49.168% 153 99 -0.11% 156
2080 1,409,977 50.749% 49.251% 152 100 -0.13% 156
2085 1,401,456 50.694% 49.306% 151 102 -0.11% 156
2090 1,394,908 50.674% 49.326% 150 104 -0.08% 156
2095 1,389,638 50.67% 49.33% 150 107 -0.06% 156
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations