Norway Population 2015

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 Clock
What is the population of Norway (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 896
Deaths Per Day 584
Net Migrations Per Day 411
Net Change Per Day 723
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
Median (Average) Age 39.22 years 38th
Crude Birth Rate 12.404 births/thousand 139th
Crude Death Rate 8.088 deaths/thousand 86th
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.687 people/thousand 11th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 82.07 years 14th
Life Expectancy (Male) 79.99 years 12th
Life Expectancy (Female) 84.15 years 16th
Total Fertility Rate 1.93 children/woman 123rd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.931 surviving daughters/woman 122nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female 50th
Infant Mortality Rate 2.298 deaths/1,000 live births 183rd
Under Five Mortality 2.83 deaths/thousand 183rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.436 years 32nd

Population Data via United Nations WPP

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.

Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations