Portugal Population 2017

10,310,861

One of the oldest independent countries on earth, Portugal is known as a popular destination for migrants from many countries across the world. With near perfect weather for much of the year, has this pattern of net migration served to swell the population of Portugal in any way?

The last official census took place in Portugal in 2011 and it was confirmed at the time that 10,561,614 people were living here. A subsequent estimate was released later that same year that suggested that the Portugal population had grown very slightly to 10,576,252 and this would make the country the 84th most populous on the planet.

Based on the current UN estimates, the 2017 population of Portugal is 10.33 million.

Population Density

Portugal is a relatively small country and its population density figures are consistent with its overall size. It has a surface area of 92,090 square kilometres which converts to 35,645 square miles and makes it the 111th largest country in terms of land mass alone.

For every square mile of Portuguese territory, there is an average of 115 people here. This equates to 298 for every square mile and makes Portugal rank 96th in the world as far as population density is concerned.

Demographics

Portugal’s population records are among the oldest on earth and as far back as 1422, there is documentation to suggest that there were 1,043,274 people living here. Surveys from this point onwards were numerous, even if they didn’t follow a strict chronological pattern. They make for interesting reading too with large population spikes interspersed with a fall in numbers to coincide with some of the more turbulent stages in Portuguese history.

By the time of the Census of 1900, the population of Portugal had grown to 5,423,132 and the pattern through the remainder of the 20th century was generally one of small but consistent growth whereby the Portugal population of 2014 is starting to approach 11 million.

Portugal has traditionally been one of the most homogenous countries in the world but steady immigration has changed that to some extent.

It may be surprising to learn however, that much of this immigration has taken place over the last twenty years and back in 1992, just 1.3% of the Portugal population was made up of other nationalities. By 2007, however, that figure had risen to 4.1%.

Portugal Population in 2018Source: Sirene69

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

Portugal Population Growth

Portugal clearly has a growing population, but it is increasing at fairly moderate rates. It currently stands at around 10.6 million, and based on the current level of annual growth, it may not have even exceeded 11 million by 2020.

About Portugal

Official NamePortuguese Republic
Languages SpokenPortuguese
BordersESP
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude39.5-8
Currencies UsedEUR

Portugal Population Density

Name Population
Lisbon517,802
Porto249,633
Amadora178,858
Braga121,394
Setubal117,110
Coimbra106,582
Queluz103,399
Funchal100,847
Cacem93,982
Vila Nova de Gaia70,811
Loures66,231
Evora55,620
Rio de Mouro54,695
Odivelas54,624
Aveiro54,162
Amora52,577
Corroios52,520
Barreiro51,280
Monsanto50,000
Rio Tinto49,966
Sao Domingos de Rana46,718
Leiria45,112
Ponte de Lima44,667
Faro41,355
Sesimbra41,134
Guimaraes40,604
Ermesinde39,420
Portimao38,487
Cascais36,436
Maia36,426
Beja34,760
Esposende34,625
Esposende34,625
Braganca34,375
Almada34,008
Castelo Branco33,479
Alcabideche33,315
Camara de Lobos32,209
Guarda32,111
Arrentela30,156
Montijo30,011
Santarem29,385
Olhao29,239
Povoa de Varzim29,044
Senhora da Hora28,930
Marinha Grande28,916
Povoa de Santa Iria28,901
Sequeira28,502
Matosinhos28,070
Gondomar27,691
Aguas Santas27,686
Vila do Conde27,642
Caldas da Rainha26,647
Canidelo26,431
Viseu26,364
Sintra26,193
Paco de Arcos25,974
Sao Mamede de Infesta25,940
Torres Vedras24,443
Oliveira do Douro24,407
Fanzeres23,916
Charneca23,714
Estoril23,700
Carnaxide23,698
Pinhal Novo23,510
Monte Estoril23,375
Pontinha23,249
Loule23,109
Sao Joao da Madeira22,079
Bougado21,680
Valongo21,328
Caparica21,167
Belas21,019
Linda-a-Velha20,895
Laranjeiro20,473
Carcavelos20,366
Camarate20,177
Ponta Delgada20,056
Entroncamento19,887
Moncao19,738
Piedade19,472
Custoias19,406
Alges19,327
Tomar19,168
Barcelos19,085
Pedroso18,963
Vilar de Andorinho18,944
Sao Joao da Talha18,925
Lagos18,831
Quarteira18,783
Santa Iria da Azoia18,573
Ovar18,452
Vila Franca de Xira18,355
Leca da Palmeira17,996
Moita17,795
Sacavem17,718
Covilha17,610
Ramada17,535
Pombal17,355
Ilhavo17,236
Parede17,212
Sao Pedro da Cova17,011
Vila Real17,001
Palmela16,934
Fafe16,868
Feira16,376
Leca do Bailio16,103
Vialonga16,088
Albufeira15,851
Baguim do Monte15,850
Peniche15,662
Portalegre15,581
Viana do Castelo15,555
Povoa de Santo Adriao14,897
Gafanha da Nazare14,840
Vilar do Paraiso14,727
Torres Novas14,526
Alfena14,455
Valbom14,443
Canelas14,247
Costa de Caparica14,231
Valenza14,172
Samora Correia14,154
Santo Tirso14,021
Tavira13,871
Porto Salvo13,867
Abrantes13,646
Arcozelo13,495
Alhos Vedros13,384
Chaves13,066
Montemor-o-Novo12,854
Sines12,791
Ourem12,729
Machico12,567
Pedroucos12,553
Perafita12,538
Mirandela12,504
Azenha12,260
Mafra12,259
Aldeia de Paio Pires12,179
Rio Maior12,064
Figueira da Foz12,050
Angra do Heroismo12,045
Canico11,996
Barcarena11,968
Agueda11,941
Fatima11,798
Oliveira de Azemeis11,771
Sao Felix da Marinha11,685
Avintes11,577
Vila Real de Santo Antonio11,560
Almeirim11,557
Rebordosa11,491
Moscavide11,488
Lousa11,445
Esmoriz11,393
Calendario11,357
Moreira11,336
Vendas Novas11,248
Santo Andre11,213
Obidos11,187
Sao Bras de Alportel11,153
Sobreda11,146
Santo Antonio da Charneca11,143
Cucujaes11,087
Ponte de Sor11,062
Canecas10,978
Anta10,951
Lamego10,928
Silves10,917
Grijo10,907
Vale da Amoreira10,828
Grandola10,737
Unhos10,712
Gulpilhares10,660
Margaride10,652
Santo Andre10,601
Cartaxo10,502
Aver-o-Mar10,501
Sao Joao das Lampas10,484
Carregado10,474
Caldas de Vizela10,239
Selho10,223
Lordelo10,035
Meadela9,981
Elvas9,904
Almancil9,898
Maceira9,831
Fundao9,725
Alcochete9,705
Lavra9,633
Alenquer9,626
Lourosa9,619
Madalena9,618
Sao Joao de Ver9,568
Espinho9,566
Rio de Loba9,529
Vila Nova de Famalicao9,496
Famoes9,435
Moura9,360
Estremoz9,350
Abraveses9,319
Valadares9,255
Lagoa9,239
Guifoes9,231
Alcacer do Sal9,198
Lourinha9,196
Quinta do Anjo9,124
Nazare8,993
Benavente8,932
Campo8,916
Mangualde8,895
Quejas8,828
Santana8,804
Tondela8,800
Coruche8,776
Argoncilhe8,743
Ribeirao8,735
Fiaes8,708
Sao Romao do Coronado8,697
Camacha8,635
Estombar8,590
Tavarede8,586
Benedita8,556
Moncarapacho8,545
Aves8,507
Soure8,416
Bobadela8,399
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines8,381
Casteloes de Cepeda8,322
Atouguia da Baleia8,313
Almargem8,271
Campo Maior8,235
Beduido8,201
Darque8,092
Penafiel8,065
Serzedo8,000
Camacha7,991
Freamunde7,983
Albergaria-a-Velha7,974
Alpiarca7,946
Batalha7,910
Colares7,905
Rosto de Cao7,880
Ferreiros7,870
Joane7,869
Buarcos7,865
Miranda do Corvo7,857
Santiago do Cacem7,797
Sande7,789
Pragal7,701
Mira7,682
Rabo de Peixe7,681
Castanheira do Ribatejo7,651
Vale de Cambra7,649
Ericeira7,538
Nossa Senhora do Monte7,444
Cantanhede7,347
Aradas7,295
Mozelos7,230
Alhandra7,226
Reguengos de Monsaraz7,217
Silvalde7,188
Apelacao7,182
Azambuja7,179
Oia7,118
Seia7,082
Jovim7,067
Ponte7,041
Valega7,005
Arrifes6,981
Silveira6,942
Arrifana6,927
Amarante6,782
Pacos de Ferreira6,782
Sao Joao6,762
Arcos6,725
Sobrado6,703
Negrelos6,664
Fazendas de Almeirim6,635
A dos Cunhados6,594
Serpa6,586
Horta6,572
Macedo de Cavaleiros6,566
Avanca6,540
Cacilhas6,494
Sandim6,449
Foz do Sousa6,315
Lagoa6,301
Perozinho6,259
Oliveira do Bairro6,239
Santa Cruz do Bispo6,230
Oliveira6,222
Arruda dos Vinhos6,170
Aljubarrota6,146
Madalena6,136
Sao Vicente6,063
Praia da Vitoria6,061
Marinhas6,052
Lobao6,049
Gandra6,034
Porto de Mos6,032
Santa Cruz6,010
Eixo5,978
Olival do Basto5,959
Milharado5,935
Ribeira Brava5,932
Arazede5,906
Bombarral5,852
Vila Nova da Telha5,848
Redondo5,845
Odemira5,830
Real5,827
Vieira de Leiria5,807
Marinhais5,788
Caldelas5,724
Olival5,715
Serta5,636
Branca5,632
Lamas5,628
Moreira de Conegos5,607
Trafaria5,603
Carregal do Sal5,600
Sao Roque5,575
Barrosas5,573
Antas5,569
Vilela5,540
Poiares5,514
Pataias5,510
Vila Vicosa5,484
Riachos5,463
Urgeses5,457
Monchique5,421
Sao Miguel do Couto5,416
Galegos5,404
Aljustrel5,334
Nogueira da Regedoura5,328
Gemunde5,284
Alvor5,272
Caranguejeira5,248
Ventosa5,215
Ribeira Grande5,198
Salvaterra de Magos5,165
Ferreiras5,157
Castro Marim5,089
Lourical5,085
Valongo5,085
Brito5,051
Alcobaca5,051
Peso da Regua5,048
Refojos de Basto5,037
Vila Franca do Campo5,035
Alcains5,030
Alcanede5,020
Povoa de Lanhoso5,008

Portugal Population Clock

What is the population of Portugal (as of 12/12/2017)?10,310,861
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)10,329,506
Births Per Day219
Deaths Per Day304
Net Migrations Per Day -28
Net Change Per Day -113
Population Change Since January 1st-39,098

Portugal Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 7.727 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.72 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.997 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.316 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.308 years
Female Life Expectancy 84.138 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.249 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.603 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 1.906 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 2.338 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.62 years
Rate of Natural Increase -2.993
Median Age (Total) 41.8 years
Median Age (Female) 44 years
Median Age (Male) 39.8 years

Portugal Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201710,329,50647.33%52.67%11288-0.43%
201510,418,47347.38%52.62%11387-0.44%
201010,652,32147.88%52.12%116790.16%
200510,565,72348.37%51.63%115750.40%
200010,355,11748.25%51.75%112740.40%
199510,149,73548.21%51.79%110720.39%
19909,953,32748.17%51.83%10871-0.06%
19859,985,57548.20%51.80%108650.37%
19809,804,85148.13%51.87%106601.23%
19759,224,05947.81%52.19%100611.17%
19708,701,85547.48%52.52%9460-0.48%
19658,914,45147.74%52.26%97530.05%
19608,893,97147.85%52.15%97490.51%
19558,670,88447.98%52.02%94470.60%
19508,416,96748.07%51.93%91420.00%

Portugal Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202010,218,41347.37%52.63%111880.00%
202510,047,80747.49%52.51%10994-0.34%
20309,877,05647.65%52.35%10797-0.34%
20359,696,31847.81%52.19%10598-0.37%
20409,495,16947.96%52.04%10399-0.42%
20459,262,00648.12%51.88%101100-0.50%
20508,994,59448.28%51.72%98104-0.58%
20558,696,39448.46%51.54%94108-0.67%
20608,384,34948.67%51.33%91109-0.73%
20658,076,50848.91%51.09%88113-0.75%
20707,789,33849.18%50.82%85114-0.72%
20757,534,79949.47%50.53%82115-0.66%
20807,316,44749.73%50.27%79115-0.59%
20857,124,05749.91%50.09%77115-0.53%
20906,943,58950.04%49.96%75115-0.51%
20956,768,62850.12%49.88%74117-0.51%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer