Norway Population 2016

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In terms of sheer size, Norway is the 61st largest country in the world but its diverse and sometimes harsh geography means that it is relatively sparsely populated by comparison. But how do those population figures compare in 2014?

Norway Population

As far as the Norway population in 2012 is concerned, there are confirmed figures that come from the census of the same year. This showed that numbers within the country stood at 5,006,470. Today, we estimate that number to be 5.1 million.

With regards to population density, Norway has a land mass of 385,252 square kilometres (148,746 square miles). For every square kilometre of land, there is an average of 13.2 people living here and that converts to 34 per square mile and makes Norway only the 213th most densely populated country on the planet.

Norway’s population history

Norway is an ancient country and it is claimed that as far back as 1665, there were already 440,000 people living here. Steady growth through the ages has continued to the point where the Norway population in 2014 now stands at approximately 5,091,246.

Historical landmarks were reached in 1825, when the population of Norway hit 1,051,318 and thereby exceeded one million for the first time in the country’s history and in 1900, the numbers had reached 2,240,032.

Throughout the 20th century, population growth was steady and on a census by census basis, it generally increased by between 3% and 4%.

Age and life expectancy

Statistics released by the CIA World Factbook give us an overall picture of age breakdowns and life expectancy within Norway itself.

Based on population estimates from 2011, the Factbook claims that 18.8% of the Norway population of the time were aged between 0 and 14 years. In addition, it was confirmed that 66.2% of the country were between 15 and 64 years of age while 15% of the people of Norway were aged 65 and over in 2011.

Turning to life expectancy figures, the most recent estimate was given in 2010 when it was shown that the average figure was 81.04 years which could be divided between 78.85 years for males and 83.15 years for females.

Based on those 2010 estimates, the median age overall was 39.7 years. This was divided between 38.8 years for men and 40.5 for women.

Norway  Population in 2016 Source: Helge Høifødt

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

Norway Population Growth

Norway has a relatively consistent population growth year on year and the only slightly negative statistic is the fact that it has a fairly high percentage of people aged over 65,

A growth of immigration has also helped to swell numbers however and the CIA World Factbook estimates that current levels of growth will take the population of Norway to 7,032,687 by the year 2060.

Norway Population Density

About Norway

Official Name Kingdom of Norway
Languages Spoken Norwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian Bokmål, Sami
Borders FIN, SWE, RUS
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 62,10
Currencies Used NOK

Norway Population Clock

What is the population of Norway (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 34
Deaths Per Day 23
Net Migrations Per Day 96
Net Change Per Day 107
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Norway Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.819 births/thousand 153rd
Crude Death Rate 8.065 deaths/thousand 83rd
Crude Net Migration Rate 6.552 people/thousand 8th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.868 years 18th
Life Expectancy (Male) 79.912 years 14th
Life Expectancy (Female) 83.815 years 23rd
Total Fertility Rate 1.799 children/woman 145th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.874 surviving daughters/woman 141st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female 51st
Infant Mortality Rate 2.23 deaths/1,000 live births 193rd
Under Five Mortality 2.689 deaths/thousand 195th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.713 years 41st
Rate of Natural Increase 4.01 149th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.53% 19th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.968% 21st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.068% 20th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.047% 19th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.255% 21st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.758% 20th
Crude Suicide Rate 10.2 suicides/thousand 66th
Median Age (Total) 39.1 years 51st
Median Age (Female) 40 years 53rd
Median Age (Male) 38.4 years 47th

Norway Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 5,271,958 50.405% 49.595% 14 204 1.11% 119
2015 5,210,967 50.371% 49.629% 14 203 1.16% 119
2010 4,891,251 49.976% 50.024% 13 202 1.27% 117
2005 4,624,388 49.58% 50.42% 12 201 0.92% 115
2000 4,491,572 49.506% 50.494% 12 197 0.52% 115
1995 4,359,788 49.428% 50.572% 11 196 0.6% 113
1990 4,240,375 49.423% 50.577% 11 191 0.52% 112
1985 4,148,354 49.434% 50.566% 11 188 0.38% 108
1980 4,082,525 49.553% 50.447% 11 186 0.31% 104
1975 4,006,220 49.669% 50.331% 10 185 0.48% 101
1970 3,875,719 49.742% 50.258% 10 182 0.75% 97
1965 3,724,065 49.81% 50.19% 10 177 0.8% 95
1960 3,582,015 49.817% 50.183% 9 175 0.8% 90
1955 3,429,430 49.751% 50.249% 9 169 0.91% 86
1950 3,265,278 49.55% 50.45% 8 169 1.07% 83

Norway Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 5,493,603 50.428% 49.572% 15 204 0.9% 118
2025 5,724,594 50.454% 49.546% 15 208 0.78% 120
2030 5,944,610 50.45% 49.55% 16 208 0.69% 120
2035 6,142,470 50.429% 49.571% 16 209 0.6% 119
2040 6,320,878 50.41% 49.59% 17 208 0.54% 119
2045 6,490,578 50.394% 49.606% 17 209 0.52% 118
2050 6,657,800 50.375% 49.625% 18 207 0.49% 117
2055 6,815,607 50.352% 49.648% 18 208 0.44% 116
2060 6,960,715 50.327% 49.673% 19 207 0.39% 115
2065 7,094,364 50.311% 49.689% 19 207 0.36% 115
2070 7,221,709 50.304% 49.696% 19 207 0.35% 115
2075 7,345,241 50.294% 49.706% 20 206 0.33% 113
2080 7,461,598 50.284% 49.716% 20 206 0.3% 114
2085 7,568,749 50.287% 49.713% 20 206 0.27% 113
2090 7,667,462 50.304% 49.696% 20 206 0.25% 111
2095 7,759,473 50.331% 49.669% 21 202 0.23% 110
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations