New figures from Statistics Iceland reveal the population of Iceland increased over the past year by 2,282 people, bringing the current population to 321,857, RÚV reports
The increase was greater for women than men, with the fairer sex enjoying a 1.4% boost to their numbers compared to the 0.03% growth of the male population. The majority of new persons in Iceland have been born or settled in the Reykjavík area (2,082), resulting in a 1% population boost in the capital. However two regions of the country have, overall, experiences slight population drops, with 28 fewer people residing in the Northwest, and 36 fewer people calling the Southwest of Iceland ‘home.’
The new data further revealed the familiar make-up of the country, showing that there are 78,168 nuclear families in Iceland, and 4126 persons who are married but not cohabitating with their spouse.