Population of Greece 2017

Population

Current population of Greece is 10,768,477 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Greek(s)
adjective: Greek

Ethnic Groups

population: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census)

note: data represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity

Languages

Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%

Religions

Greek Orthodox (official) 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

Age Structure

0-14 years: 13.83% (male 767,245/female 722,313)
15-24 years: 9.67% (male 532,179/female 509,487)
25-54 years: 42.45% (male 2,275,984/female 2,295,082)
55-64 years: 13.13% (male 692,420/female 721,641)
65 years and over: 20.91% (male 986,816/female 1,265,310) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 52.7
youth dependency ratio: 22.2
elderly dependency ratio: 30.5
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 44.2 years
male: 43.1 years
female: 45.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

one-third of the population lives in and around metropolitan Athens; the remainder of the country has moderate population density mixed with sizeable urban clusters

Urbanization

urban population: 78.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.31% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

ATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

29.8 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 4.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80.5 years
male: 77.9 years
female: 83.3 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.43 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

8.1% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

6.26 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

4.8 beds/1,000 population (2009)

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: 99.2% of population
rural: 98.1% of population
total: 99% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.8% of population
rural: 1.9% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.1% (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 98.5%
female: 96.9% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

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

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 49.8%
male: 45.2%
female: 55% (2015 est.)