Population of Denmark 2017

Population

Current population of Denmark is 5,605,948 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Dane(s)
adjective: Danish

Ethnic Groups

Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, Turkish, Polish, Syrian, German, Iraqi (2017 est.)

Languages

Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)

note: English is the predominant second language

Religions

Evangelical Lutheran (official) 76%, Muslim 4%, other (denominations of less than 1% each, includes Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Serbian Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Baptist, and Buddhist) 20% (2017 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 16.41% (male 472,106/female 447,997)
15-24 years: 13.08% (male 374,379/female 358,927)
25-54 years: 38.76% (male 1,080,118/female 1,092,503)
55-64 years: 12.52% (male 349,091/female 352,903)
65 years and over: 19.23% (male 483,519/female 594,405) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 56
youth dependency ratio: 26.3
elderly dependency ratio: 29.7
potential support ratio: 3.4 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42 years
male: 41.1 years
female: 43 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

10.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

2.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

with excellent access to the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, and the Baltic Sea, population centers tend to be along coastal areas, particularly in Copenhagen and the eastern side of the country’s mainland

Urbanization

urban population: 88% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.58% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

COPENHAGEN (capital) 1.268 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

29.1 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

6 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 79.4 years
male: 77 years
female: 82 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.73 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

10.8% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.65 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

3.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

21% (2014)

Education Expenditures

8.6% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 12%
male: 13.1%
female: 10.9% (2016 est.)