Population of Norway 2017

Population

Current population of Norway is 5,320,045 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Norwegian(s)
adjective: Norwegian

Ethnic Groups

Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 est.)

Languages

Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

note: Sami is an official language in nine municipalities

Religions

Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran – official) 82.1%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.3%, Roman Catholic 1.8%, other 2.4%, unspecified 7.5% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 18% (male 490,915/female 466,515)
15-24 years: 12.58% (male 343,103/female 326,053)
25-54 years: 41.01% (male 1,125,334/female 1,056,330)
55-64 years: 11.71% (male 315,223/female 307,639)
65 years and over: 16.71% (male 409,057/female 479,876) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 52.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.3
elderly dependency ratio: 24.8
potential support ratio: 4

note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 39.1 years
male: 38.4 years
female: 40 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

most Norweigans live in the south where the climate is milder and there is better connectivity to mainland Europe; population clusters are found all along the North Sea coast in the southwest, and Skaggerak in the southeast; the interior areas of the north remain sparsely populated

Urbanization

urban population: 81% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.31% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

Major Urban Areas – Population:

OSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

28.9 years

note: data is calculated based on actual age at first births (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 2.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 81.8 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 83.9 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.85 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

9.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.42 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.85 beds/1,000 population (2014)

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: 98% of population
rural: 98.3% of population
total: 98.1% of population

unimproved
urban: 2% of population
rural: 1.7% of population
total: 1.9% 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

24.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

7.4% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2015)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 11.1%
male: 13%
female: 9.3% (2016 est.)