Poland Population 2017

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According to figures calculated by the Polish Central Statistical Office, Poland had a population of 37,115,000 people dwelling there by the end of 2007. This made the average population density equal to 122 people / km2. Of this number, 61.5% of the people belonged to urban areas. Currently, according to the latest estimates calculated by the Polish Central Statistical Office, the population of Poland has now reached 38.14 million people. This indicates an increase of 1 million people since 2007. The male population of the country is about 48.2%, and the remaining 51.8% belongs to the female population.

Unlike numerous countries in the rest of the world, the population of Poland is not increasing at a very high rate. It had a negative growth rate of .05% every year until 2007. This means that the population, instead of increasing, was decreasing every year. After 2007, the growth rate varied and the population grew slightly, but for the majority of the time, it was still decreasing. Even today, the growth rate is much less compared to that of many other countries. According to the estimates made in 2012, the growth rate is only at 1.19% today.

Poland Population History

The population of the Republic of Poland was at only 1 million around the year 1000. This figure doubled by 1370 and gave Poland a population density of 8.6 people per square km. The country was affected comparatively little by the Black Death than the rest of Western Europe, which is why its population didn’t fall as much and continued to rise. By 1490, Poland’s population had jumped up to about 8 million inhabitants. Urbanization in the country further increased the population due to the innumerous migrations. By 1815, there were 11 million Poles in the territory; but due to the 3 partitions after 1772, the population was distributed among different countries.

However, the population still struggled to revive. Even after the millions of deaths in the Second World War, the census held in 1946 indicated a total population of 23,930,000. Out of this, 32% of the people were living in cities and towns and in urban areas, whereas 68% of the people were living in the countryside. The population further grew until recently, when it finally started decreasing because of a negative growth rate.

Life Expectancy

The life expectancy rate has often been in the favor of deaths, especially during the World War. The growth rate also stayed negative until around 2007, but recently the stats have changed. The growth rate has now become 1.19%, which is the estimate calculated in 2012. The birth rate in 2012 was estimated to be 9.96 per 1000 people. The death rate was calculated as 9.24 deaths per 1000 deaths, which is still very close to the birth rate. The fertility rate has been decreasing since 2008, which at that point was 1.39 children born per woman and has now reached 1.31 children born per woman.

Demographics

The median age of the total population is reported to be 38.5 years. Out of this, the median age for the male population was estimated to be 36.8 years, and for the female population it was reported to be 40.3 years.

The sex ratio at the time of birth between men and women is 1.06 males / female. For the age group under 15 years, it is 1.06 males / female. For the next age group, which is 15-64 years, it is 0.99 male / female. For the last age group, which is 65 years and over, the sex ratio is calculated to be about 0.62 male / female. When combined, this data gives an overall ratio of 0.94 male per female.

The infant mortality rate is estimated to be 6.42 deaths / 1000 live births for the total, with 7.12 deaths for the males and 5.67 deaths for the females per 1000 live births.

The life expectancy at the time of birth is 76.25 years. For the male population it is 72.31 years, and for the females it is 80.43 years.

Poland Population in 2017 Source: Lemarx

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

Poland Population Growth

The future of the population of Poland is a very controversial topic. A lot of predictions and forecasts have been presented, but none of them are worthy of being considered authentic. This is because of the insufficient data available from the past that was used to make all those predictions. This indicates uncertainty in the future of Poland’s population as no one can predict with 100% confidence what it may be.

Poland Population Density

About Poland

Official Name Republic of Poland
Languages Spoken Polish
Borders BLR, CZE, DEU, LTU, RUS, SVK, UKR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 52,20
Currencies Used PLN

Poland Population Clock

What is the population of Poland (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 203
Deaths Per Day 217
Net Migrations Per Day -21
Net Change Per Day -35
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Poland Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 9.631 births/thousand 185th
Crude Death Rate 10.279 deaths/thousand 37th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.198 people/thousand 84th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.937 years 52nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 74.032 years 66th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.772 years 47th
Total Fertility Rate 1.333 children/woman 192nd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.64 surviving daughters/woman 193rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.056 males per female 62nd
Infant Mortality Rate 4.036 deaths/1,000 live births 163rd
Under Five Mortality 4.765 deaths/thousand 163rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.899 years 71st
Rate of Natural Increase -0.864 183rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.395% 49th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.419% 55th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.325% 31st
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.753% 49th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.521% 55th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.805% 31st
Crude Suicide Rate 20.5 suicides/thousand 13th
Median Age (Total) 40.3 years 42nd
Median Age (Female) 42 years 42nd
Median Age (Male) 38.6 years 45th

Poland Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 38,563,573 48.348% 51.652% 125 89 -0.11% 37
2015 38,611,794 48.363% 51.637% 126 87 -0.05% 36
2010 38,574,682 48.401% 51.599% 125 85 0.05% 33
2005 38,463,513 48.47% 51.53% 125 83 0.04% 32
2000 38,486,305 48.539% 51.461% 125 77 -0.05% 30
1995 38,591,860 48.528% 51.472% 126 73 0.02% 29
1990 38,195,258 48.624% 51.376% 124 69 0.27% 27
1985 37,486,105 48.726% 51.274% 122 66 0.58% 27
1980 35,782,855 48.682% 51.318% 116 69 1.01% 25
1975 34,168,112 48.656% 51.344% 111 68 0.88% 24
1970 32,816,751 48.573% 51.427% 107 67 0.77% 23
1965 31,539,695 48.517% 51.483% 102 64 0.9% 20
1960 29,716,362 48.369% 51.631% 97 58 1.41% 19
1955 27,269,745 47.97% 52.03% 89 60 1.88% 19
1950 24,824,013 47.656% 52.344% 81 61 1.76% 18

Poland Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 38,407,266 48.328% 51.672% 125 90 -0.2% 37
2025 37,923,792 48.305% 51.695% 123 94 -0.33% 40
2030 37,206,753 48.283% 51.717% 121 97 -0.46% 43
2035 36,297,420 48.286% 51.714% 118 102 -0.54% 51
2040 35,286,449 48.342% 51.658% 115 110 -0.59% 54
2045 34,228,098 48.455% 51.545% 111 112 -0.63% 58
2050 33,136,322 48.6% 51.4% 108 113 -0.67% 62
2055 32,009,543 48.724% 51.276% 104 118 -0.72% 62
2060 30,826,729 48.795% 51.205% 100 123 -0.8% 66
2065 29,563,965 48.832% 51.168% 96 128 -0.89% 68
2070 28,244,664 48.886% 51.114% 92 132 -0.94% 69
2075 26,937,136 48.984% 51.016% 87 138 -0.94% 69
2080 25,732,173 49.141% 50.859% 84 141 -0.87% 70
2085 24,680,339 49.315% 50.685% 80 145 -0.78% 73
2090 23,782,928 49.448% 50.552% 77 148 -0.69% 75
2095 23,000,537 49.526% 50.474% 75 148 -0.64% 75
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations