Lisbon Population 2021

2,971,587
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Lisbon's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,971,587. In 1950, the population of Lisbon was 1,303,550. Lisbon has grown by 14,708 since 2015, which represents a 0.50% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Lisbon, which typically includes Lisbon's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Lisbon is the largest urban area in the EU and continues to grow with each passing year. The city houses the administration of Portugal and is, therefore, a hub for both residents of the city as well as international guests. It is estimated that over 20 million people fly in and out of Lisbon airport annually. That includes all business and personal travel, but there are also over 140,000 people who visit Lisbon each year as tourists.

Demographics

When talking about the population and demographics of Lisbon it is important to consider the fact that the city limits are different from the outlying urban areas. Within the city of Lisbon, according to a 2010 census, there are 545,000 people, but when the outlying urban areas are considered, the population grows dramatically. It is estimated that in the areas surrounding Lisbon, there are 2,800,000 people. Those living in Lisbon make up 5.164% of the total population of Portugal and, according to the most recent census, the rate of growth has decreased in recent years. This means that, if the population decreases at the same level as between 2001 and 2011 – that is, at -.35% – the estimated population would be 533,920.

Religion

With a dominant Roman Catholic base, it is estimated that anywhere from 60% to 70% of the overall population identifies as Catholic. An interesting fact, however, is that even though the numbers are high for the Roman Catholic church, the number of actual attendees is relatively low. Only around 30% of all citizens of Lisbon regularly attend services.

Transportation

Getting around the city of Lisbon is quite easy as there are many options for the traveler as well as the resident. Lisbon was once noted as being the land of trams, but only around one-sixth of the original tram lines are still in existence. The most popular way to get from one place to another is in the metro. The metro system was first used in 1959 but, due to growing demand, it was forced to double its efforts about 15 years ago. Metro lines run between 6:30 am until 1 am and are the fastest way to get around the city, as the traffic has increased drastically in recent years. Apart from the metro, the traveler has a choice between trains, boats, and ferries to get them where they want to go.

Education

The education system in Lisbon is in line with the rest of Portugal. Children are not required to attend preschool from the ages of 3 to 5, but it does give them a good start on the education that lies ahead. The first four years of schooling in Lisbon is carried out by a single teacher. The second stage is for two years and covers all the basic education needed. The third and final stage of education consists of three years and involves vocational training. The choice to further one's education beyond this is optional.

Lisbon Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20353,124,8330.21%6,490
20343,118,3430.23%7,265
20333,111,0780.26%8,011
20323,103,0670.28%8,715
20313,094,3520.30%9,403
20303,084,9490.33%10,044
20293,074,9050.35%10,677
20283,064,2280.37%11,320
20273,052,9080.39%11,983
20263,040,9250.42%12,657
20253,028,2680.45%13,661
20243,014,6070.47%14,071
20233,000,5360.48%14,374
20222,986,1620.49%14,575
20212,971,5870.50%14,708
20202,956,8790.50%14,782
20192,942,0970.50%14,781
20182,927,3160.51%14,726
20172,912,5900.51%14,652
20162,897,9380.51%14,578
20152,883,3600.51%14,504
20142,868,8560.51%14,432
20132,854,4240.51%14,359
20122,840,0650.51%14,287
20112,825,7780.51%14,215
20102,811,5630.51%14,144
20092,797,4190.50%14,052
20082,783,3670.51%14,021
20072,769,3460.51%13,931
20062,755,4150.51%13,861
20052,741,5540.50%13,772
20042,727,7820.51%13,741
20032,714,0410.51%13,652
20022,700,3890.51%13,585
20012,686,8040.54%14,356
20002,672,4480.55%14,694
19992,657,7540.55%14,593
19982,643,1610.55%14,513
19972,628,6480.55%14,413
19962,614,2350.55%14,374
19952,599,8610.55%14,276
19942,585,5850.55%14,196
19932,571,3890.55%14,100
19922,557,2890.55%14,061
19912,543,2280.24%5,965
19902,537,2630.15%3,813
19892,533,4500.15%3,803
19882,529,6470.15%3,807
19872,525,8400.15%3,796
19862,522,0440.15%3,791
19852,518,2530.15%3,780
19842,514,4730.15%3,784
19832,510,6890.15%3,774
19822,506,9150.15%3,768
19812,503,1472.21%54,219
19802,448,9283.09%73,464
19792,375,4643.09%71,164
19782,304,3003.09%69,031
19772,235,2693.08%66,873
19762,168,3963.09%65,049
19752,103,3473.09%63,012
19742,040,3353.09%61,124
19731,979,2113.08%59,212
19721,919,9993.09%57,597
19711,862,4022.52%45,825
19701,816,5771.86%33,099
19691,783,4781.85%32,452
19681,751,0261.86%31,948
19671,719,0781.86%31,323
19661,687,7551.86%30,752
19651,657,0031.85%30,150
19641,626,8531.86%29,683
19631,597,1701.86%29,101
19621,568,0691.86%28,571
19611,539,4981.69%25,642
19601,513,8561.51%22,502
19591,491,3541.51%22,137
19581,469,2171.51%21,808
19571,447,4091.50%21,456
19561,425,9531.51%21,195
19551,404,7581.51%20,851
19541,383,9071.51%20,542
19531,363,3651.50%20,210
19521,343,1551.51%19,964
19511,323,1911.51%19,641
19501,303,5500.00%

Lisbon Population Data (Urban Area)

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  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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