Greece Population 2015
The most recent official census with regards to the population of Greece was carried out in 2011, which recorded a population of 10,895,197.
Greece Poplulation 2014
No official Greek Government estimates have been provided for the population in 2012 or 2013, but a US Government estimate puts the July 2012 population of Greece at 10,767,827.
The 2011 and 2012 data for the population of Greece represent an alarming fall from the 2001 figure of 10,964,020. This, in turn, followed on from several decades of steady population growth in Greece, as you can see from the table of previous censuses below:
|1981||9,739,589||11.1 per cent|
|1991||10,259,900||5.3 per cent|
|2001||10,964,020||6.9 per cent|
The biggest period of growth therefore took place between 1971 and 1981 but there has been a sustained increase since. Why then are the 2011 figures expected to fall by nearly 2 per cent on the 2001 declaration?
Greece Population Decline
It’s easy to point to the current Eurozone Crisis which is affecting Greece and other countries across the world. As a result, it may be simple to deduce that fewer foreign nationals are coming to set up home here. The country has often been seen as a haven for migration but the numbers involved may not be as significant as some have thought.
The 2001 Census revealed that of the total population, 93 per cent were Greek Citizens. The Greek government is not allowed to collect ethnicity data on foreign nationals so the remaining seven per cent cannot be accurately broken down.