Population Of Iceland On The Rise - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Population Of Iceland On The Rise

Published May 11, 2015

Anna Manning
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Iceland’s population increased by 700 people in the first three months of 2015, reports Statistics Iceland. At the end of March the population of Iceland was 329,740, which is nearly a 0.25% rise from the beginning of January.

The growth was due to an increase in both birth rates and immigration. In that period there were 1,520 new immigrants compared to 1,230 emigrants, and 990 births compared to 600 deaths.

Most immigrants to Iceland came from Denmark, Norway and Sweden followed by Poland and Lithuania. Likewise, most emigrants also went to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Poland.

This trend is indicative of a steady rise in population over the last several decades.

Population of Iceland 1995-2015 | Create infographics

Icelandic Births and Deaths 1995-2014 | Create infographics
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