Population of Faroe Islands 2017

Population

Current population of Faroe Islands is 50,730 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Faroese (singular and plural)
adjective: Faroese

Ethnic Groups

Faroese 89.2% (Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon descent), Danish 7.1%, other 3.7% (includes Icelander, Norwegian, Greenlander, Filipino, Thai, British)

note: data represent respondents by country of birth (2011 est.)

Languages

Faroese 93.8% (derived from Old Norse), Danish 3.2%, other 3% (2011 est.)

Religions

Christian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran), other 0.7%, more than one religion 0.2%, none 3.8%, unspecified 6% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 19.89% (male 5,214/female 4,878)
15-24 years: 14.34% (male 3,738/female 3,538)
25-54 years: 37.31% (male 10,252/female 8,676)
55-64 years: 11.69% (male 3,054/female 2,878)
65 years and over: 16.76% (male 4,111/female 4,391) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 37.7 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

the island of Streymoy is by far the most populous with over 40% of the population; it has approximately twice as many inhabitants as Eysturoy, the second most populous island; seven of the inhabited islands have fewer than 100 people

Urbanization

urban population: 42.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.87% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.08 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 5.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80.4 years
male: 77.8 years
female: 83.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.35 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Physicians Density

2.63 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

5.14 beds/1,000 population (2014)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA