Population of Portugal 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Portugal is 10,839,514 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Portuguese (singular and plural)
adjective: Portuguese

Ethnic Groups

homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990 East Europeans have entered Portugal

Languages

Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)

Religions

Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 3.3%, other (includes Jewish, Muslim, other) 0.6%, none 6.8%, unspecified 8.3%

note: represents population 15 years of age and older (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.34% (male 866,004/female 797,004)
15-24 years: 11.36% (male 653,672/female 577,800)
25-54 years: 41.72% (male 2,298,920/female 2,223,184)
55-64 years: 12.18% (male 617,036/female 702,992)
65 years and over: 19.4% (male 861,270/female 1,241,632) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 53.4
youth dependency ratio: 21.6
elderly dependency ratio: 31.8
potential support ratio: 3.1 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 41.8 years
male: 39.8 years
female: 44 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

concentrations are primarily along or near the Atlantic coast; both Lisbon and the second largest city, Porto, are coastal cities

Urbanization

urban population: 64.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.76% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

LISBON (capital) 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.88 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

30.2 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 4.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 79.3 years
male: 76.1 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.53 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

73.9% (2014)

Health Expenditures

9.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.43 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.4 beds/1,000 population (2011)

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: 99.8% of population
total: 99.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0.2% of population
total: 0.3% 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

22.1% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.3% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.7%
male: 97.1%
female: 94.4% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 17 years
male: 17 years
female: 17 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 28%
male: 27.2%
female: 28.8% (2016 est.)