Norway Population 2018

5,334,594

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, the UN estimates that number to be 5.35 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8 minutes
One death every 13 minutes
One net migrant every 19 minutes
Net gain of one person every 11 minutes

Norway Population in 2018Source: Helge Høifødt

Norway Population Pyramid 2018

0k10k20k30k40kNorway Male Population0k10k20k30k40kNorway Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Norway Median Age

39.1


Total

38.4


Male

40


Female

Norway Population by Age

There are 4,170,377 adults in Norway.

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.

About Norway

Official NameKingdom of Norway
Languages SpokenNorwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian Bokmål, Sami
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude6210
Currencies UsedNorway Krone
DemonymNorwegian

Countries Bordering Norway

Finland
Sweden
Russia

Norway Population Density

Norway Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Oslo580,000
Bergen213,585
Trondheim147,139
Stavanger121,610
Drammen90,722
Fredrikstad72,760
Kristiansand63,814
Sandnes63,032
Tromso52,436
Sarpsborg52,159
Skien50,595
Alesund44,096
Sandefjord42,654
Haugesund40,321
Tonsberg38,914
Moss34,492
Porsgrunn34,377
Bodo34,073
Arendal30,916
Hamar29,479

Norway Population Clock

The population of Norway (as of 2/13/2018)?5,334,594
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)5,353,363
Births Per Day175
Deaths Per Day115
Net Migrations Per Day 77
Net Change Per Day 137
Population Change Since January 1st6,028

Norway Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 12.003 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.877 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.258 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 82.39 years
Male Life Expectancy 80.54 years
Female Life Expectancy 84.27 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.827 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.883 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 1.753 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 2.13 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.651 years
Rate of Natural Increase 4.126

Norway Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20185,353,36350.50%49.50%16.531190.90%
20175,305,38350.45%49.55%16.381180.96%
20165,254,69450.40%49.60%16.231181.05%
20155,199,83650.35%49.65%16.061181.25%
20104,885,87849.99%50.01%15.091171.07%
20054,632,36449.61%50.39%14.311150.58%
20004,499,36749.54%50.46%13.901160.60%
19954,366,99549.45%50.55%13.491140.56%
19904,247,28549.44%50.56%13.121140.45%
19854,153,10549.44%50.56%12.831080.33%
19804,086,07649.55%50.45%12.621040.39%
19754,008,03149.67%50.33%12.381010.67%
19703,876,06049.73%50.27%11.97960.80%
19653,724,46349.80%50.20%11.50940.78%
19603,582,50749.81%50.19%11.06900.87%
19553,430,34049.75%50.25%10.59860.99%
19503,265,27349.55%50.45%10.08830.00%

Norway Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20205,449,69350.58%49.42%16.831190.00%
20255,707,47550.75%49.25%17.631190.93%
20305,959,21550.87%49.13%18.401210.87%
20356,193,13950.96%49.04%19.131190.77%
20406,406,95951.04%48.96%19.791190.68%
20456,607,16651.11%48.89%20.401180.62%
20506,801,51551.16%48.84%21.011180.58%
20556,983,78551.20%48.80%21.571170.53%
20607,152,89251.22%48.78%22.091160.48%
20657,310,91851.24%48.76%22.581160.44%
20707,460,80251.25%48.75%23.041150.41%
20757,602,30751.25%48.75%23.481140.38%
20807,730,30451.24%48.76%23.871140.33%
20857,842,86251.23%48.77%24.221110.29%
20907,942,77051.21%48.79%24.531100.25%
20958,032,85951.20%48.80%24.811100.23%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer