Portugal Population 2017

10,261,233

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 those numbers, it may therefore be reasonable to suggest that the Portugal population in 2012 had exceeded the 10.6 million landmark and that its population is approximately 10,619,466.

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 11lth 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 2017Source: 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
Povoa de Lanhoso5,008
Alcanede5,020
Alcains5,030
Vila Franca do Campo5,035
Refojos de Basto5,037
Peso da Regua5,048
Alcobaca5,051
Brito5,051
Valongo5,085
Lourical5,085
Castro Marim5,089
Ferreiras5,157
Salvaterra de Magos5,165
Ribeira Grande5,198
Ventosa5,215
Caranguejeira5,248
Alvor5,272
Gemunde5,284
Nogueira da Regedoura5,328
Aljustrel5,334
Galegos5,404
Sao Miguel do Couto5,416
Monchique5,421
Urgeses5,457
Riachos5,463
Vila Vicosa5,484
Pataias5,510
Poiares5,514
Vilela5,540
Antas5,569
Barrosas5,573
Sao Roque5,575
Carregal do Sal5,600
Trafaria5,603
Moreira de Conegos5,607
Lamas5,628
Branca5,632
Serta5,636
Olival5,715
Caldelas5,724
Marinhais5,788
Vieira de Leiria5,807
Real5,827
Odemira5,830
Redondo5,845
Vila Nova da Telha5,848
Bombarral5,852
Arazede5,906
Ribeira Brava5,932
Milharado5,935
Olival do Basto5,959
Eixo5,978
Santa Cruz6,010
Porto de Mos6,032
Gandra6,034
Lobao6,049
Marinhas6,052
Praia da Vitoria6,061
Sao Vicente6,063
Madalena6,136
Aljubarrota6,146
Arruda dos Vinhos6,170
Oliveira6,222
Santa Cruz do Bispo6,230
Oliveira do Bairro6,239
Perozinho6,259
Lagoa6,301
Foz do Sousa6,315
Sandim6,449
Cacilhas6,494
Avanca6,540
Macedo de Cavaleiros6,566
Horta6,572
Serpa6,586
A dos Cunhados6,594
Fazendas de Almeirim6,635
Negrelos6,664
Sobrado6,703
Arcos6,725
Sao Joao6,762
Pacos de Ferreira6,782
Amarante6,782
Arrifana6,927
Silveira6,942
Arrifes6,981
Valega7,005
Ponte7,041
Jovim7,067
Seia7,082
Oia7,118
Azambuja7,179
Apelacao7,182
Silvalde7,188
Reguengos de Monsaraz7,217
Alhandra7,226
Mozelos7,230
Aradas7,295
Cantanhede7,347
Nossa Senhora do Monte7,444
Ericeira7,538
Vale de Cambra7,649
Castanheira do Ribatejo7,651
Rabo de Peixe7,681
Mira7,682
Pragal7,701
Sande7,789
Santiago do Cacem7,797
Miranda do Corvo7,857
Buarcos7,865
Joane7,869
Ferreiros7,870
Rosto de Cao7,880
Colares7,905
Batalha7,910
Alpiarca7,946
Albergaria-a-Velha7,974
Freamunde7,983
Camacha7,991
Serzedo8,000
Penafiel8,065
Darque8,092
Beduido8,201
Campo Maior8,235
Almargem8,271
Atouguia da Baleia8,313
Casteloes de Cepeda8,322
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines8,381
Bobadela8,399
Soure8,416
Aves8,507
Moncarapacho8,545
Benedita8,556
Tavarede8,586
Estombar8,590
Camacha8,635
Sao Romao do Coronado8,697
Fiaes8,708
Ribeirao8,735
Argoncilhe8,743
Coruche8,776
Tondela8,800
Santana8,804
Quejas8,828
Mangualde8,895
Campo8,916
Benavente8,932
Nazare8,993
Quinta do Anjo9,124
Lourinha9,196
Alcacer do Sal9,198
Guifoes9,231
Lagoa9,239
Valadares9,255
Abraveses9,319
Estremoz9,350
Moura9,360
Famoes9,435
Vila Nova de Famalicao9,496
Rio de Loba9,529
Espinho9,566
Sao Joao de Ver9,568
Madalena9,618
Lourosa9,619
Alenquer9,626
Lavra9,633
Alcochete9,705
Fundao9,725
Maceira9,831
Almancil9,898
Elvas9,904
Meadela9,981
Lordelo10,035
Selho10,223
Caldas de Vizela10,239
Carregado10,474
Sao Joao das Lampas10,484
Aver-o-Mar10,501
Cartaxo10,502
Santo Andre10,601
Margaride10,652
Gulpilhares10,660
Unhos10,712
Grandola10,737
Vale da Amoreira10,828
Grijo10,907
Silves10,917
Lamego10,928
Anta10,951
Canecas10,978
Ponte de Sor11,062
Cucujaes11,087
Santo Antonio da Charneca11,143
Sobreda11,146
Sao Bras de Alportel11,153
Obidos11,187
Santo Andre11,213
Vendas Novas11,248
Moreira11,336
Calendario11,357
Esmoriz11,393
Lousa11,445
Moscavide11,488
Rebordosa11,491
Almeirim11,557
Vila Real de Santo Antonio11,560
Avintes11,577
Sao Felix da Marinha11,685
Oliveira de Azemeis11,771
Fatima11,798
Agueda11,941
Barcarena11,968
Canico11,996
Angra do Heroismo12,045
Figueira da Foz12,050
Rio Maior12,064
Aldeia de Paio Pires12,179
Mafra12,259
Azenha12,260
Mirandela12,504
Perafita12,538
Pedroucos12,553
Machico12,567
Ourem12,729
Sines12,791
Montemor-o-Novo12,854
Chaves13,066
Alhos Vedros13,384
Arcozelo13,495
Abrantes13,646
Porto Salvo13,867
Tavira13,871
Santo Tirso14,021
Samora Correia14,154
Valenza14,172
Costa de Caparica14,231
Canelas14,247
Valbom14,443
Alfena14,455
Torres Novas14,526
Vilar do Paraiso14,727
Gafanha da Nazare14,840
Povoa de Santo Adriao14,897
Viana do Castelo15,555
Portalegre15,581
Peniche15,662
Baguim do Monte15,850
Albufeira15,851
Vialonga16,088
Leca do Bailio16,103
Feira16,376
Fafe16,868
Palmela16,934
Vila Real17,001
Sao Pedro da Cova17,011
Parede17,212
Ilhavo17,236
Pombal17,355
Ramada17,535
Covilha17,610
Sacavem17,718
Moita17,795
Leca da Palmeira17,996
Vila Franca de Xira18,355
Ovar18,452
Santa Iria da Azoia18,573
Quarteira18,783
Lagos18,831
Sao Joao da Talha18,925
Vilar de Andorinho18,944
Pedroso18,963
Barcelos19,085
Tomar19,168
Alges19,327
Custoias19,406
Piedade19,472
Moncao19,738
Entroncamento19,887
Ponta Delgada20,056
Camarate20,177
Carcavelos20,366
Laranjeiro20,473
Linda-a-Velha20,895
Belas21,019
Caparica21,167
Valongo21,328
Bougado21,680
Sao Joao da Madeira22,079
Loule23,109
Pontinha23,249
Monte Estoril23,375
Pinhal Novo23,510
Carnaxide23,698
Estoril23,700
Charneca23,714
Fanzeres23,916
Oliveira do Douro24,407
Torres Vedras24,443
Sao Mamede de Infesta25,940
Paco de Arcos25,974
Sintra26,193
Viseu26,364
Canidelo26,431
Caldas da Rainha26,647
Vila do Conde27,642
Aguas Santas27,686
Gondomar27,691
Matosinhos28,070
Sequeira28,502
Povoa de Santa Iria28,901
Marinha Grande28,916
Senhora da Hora28,930
Povoa de Varzim29,044
Olhao29,239
Santarem29,385
Montijo30,011
Arrentela30,156
Guarda32,111
Camara de Lobos32,209
Alcabideche33,315
Castelo Branco33,479
Almada34,008
Braganca34,375
Esposende34,625
Esposende34,625
Beja34,760
Maia36,426
Cascais36,436
Portimao38,487
Ermesinde39,420
Guimaraes40,604
Sesimbra41,134
Faro41,355
Ponte de Lima44,667
Leiria45,112
Sao Domingos de Rana46,718
Rio Tinto49,966
Monsanto50,000
Barreiro51,280
Corroios52,520
Amora52,577
Aveiro54,162
Odivelas54,624
Rio de Mouro54,695
Evora55,620
Loures66,231
Vila Nova de Gaia70,811
Cacem93,982
Funchal100,847
Queluz103,399
Coimbra106,582
Setubal117,110
Braga121,394
Amadora178,858
Porto249,633
Lisbon517,802

Portugal Population Clock

What is the population of Portugal (as of 10/16/2017)?10,261,233
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)10,264,797
Births Per Day43
Deaths Per Day60
Net Migrations Per Day -16
Net Change Per Day -33
Population Change Since January 1st-9,537

Portugal Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 7.66 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.666 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.568 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.64 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.739 years
Female Life Expectancy 84.333 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.24 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.597 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 2.713 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.247 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.216 years
Rate of Natural Increase -3.117
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.534%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.007%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.079%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.38%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 10.183%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.738%
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) Growth Rate
201710,264,79747.27%52.73%112-0.35%
201510,349,80347.35%52.65%113-0.44%
201010,584,83747.85%52.15%116-0.25%
200510,480,08548.37%51.63%1140.35%
200010,278,54248.24%51.76%1120.41%
199510,078,43148.19%51.81%1100.41%
19909,890,31948.15%51.85%1080.19%
19859,929,01448.18%51.82%108-0.04%
19809,755,63548.11%51.89%1070.70%
19759,185,87647.79%52.21%1001.39%
19708,670,35247.46%52.54%950.55%
19658,888,63547.73%52.27%97-0.55%
19608,875,31147.83%52.17%970.27%
19558,661,41847.97%52.03%950.67%
19508,416,96948.07%51.93%920.17%

Portugal Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202010,160,83047.28%52.72%111-0.35%
20259,991,20947.38%52.62%109-0.31%
20309,844,82147.54%52.46%107-0.27%
20359,713,09447.72%52.28%106-0.27%
20409,576,05447.92%52.08%105-0.32%
20459,411,25348.13%51.87%103-0.39%
20509,215,55048.35%51.65%101-0.47%
20558,990,49248.59%51.41%98-0.53%
20608,751,77548.85%51.15%96-0.55%
20658,514,39549.15%50.85%93-0.54%
20708,294,584.999,999,99949.46%50.54%91-0.50%
20758,099,42649.78%50.22%88-0.44%
20807,934,05550.09%49.91%87-0.38%
20857,792,90750.34%49.66%85-0.34%
20907,661,05550.50%49.50%84-0.34%
20957,531,22750.61%49.39%82-0.34%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations