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- Life expectancy in Iceland is one of the highest in Europe 18/06/2018In 2017, the life expectancy in Iceland was 80.6 years for men and 83.9 years for women.
- Fertility rate in 2017 lower than ever before 25/05/2018There were 4,071 live births in Iceland in 2017. The number of boys was 2,112 and girls 1,959, i.e. 1,078 boys for every 1,000 girls. In 2017, the total fertility rate was 1.71, compared with 1.75 in 2016. The total fertility rate in Iceland has never been so low.
- Highest positive net migration since registration of migration began in 1801 18/05/2018Net external migration in Iceland in 2017 was 8,240 compared with 4,069 last year. It is the highest positive net migration in one year since registration of migration began in 1801. The number of immigrants was 14,929 in 2017 compared with 10,958 in 2016. At the same time the number of emigrants decreased from 6,889 […]
- The population increased by 2,120 in the first quarter of 2018 02/05/2018The population of Iceland at the end of the 1st quarter 2018 was 350,710. The number of males was 178,980 and females 171,730.
- Icelandic population grew by 3% last year 28/03/2018The total population 1 January 2018 was 348,450 and grew by 10,101 from the previous year, a 3% rise. The number of men (177,600) increased by 3.8% while the number of women (170,850) increased by 2.1%. Proportionally the population growth was highest in the region of Southwest (7.4%), 1,777 persons.
- Icelandic names and naming practice 26/02/2018You are twice as likely to inherit your father’s given name if you are a man (11%) than your mother’s given name if you are a woman (5%).
- The population increased by 1,840 from the previous quarter 29/01/2018The population of Iceland at the end of the 4th quarter 2017 was 348,580. The number of males was 177,680 and females 170,910. Inhabitants of the capital region were 222,590 and 126,000 lived outside the capital region.
- Alexander and Emilía the most popular names for newborns 18/12/2017Statistics Iceland has published data about names and naming practice in Iceland as of 1st of January 2017. The name Alexander was the most popular given name of new born male children, followed by Aron and Mikael, while Emilía, Emma and Elísabet were the most frequent names for female children born in 2016.
- The leading causes of death for the last 20 years are diseases of the circulatory system and cancer 04/12/2017The main causes of death in Iceland in 2006-2015 were diseases of the circulatory system (34%), a significant decline from the period 1996-2005 (40%).
- Adoptions not fewer since 1995 27/11/2017A total of 32 individuals were adopted in Iceland in 2016. Step-parent adoptions were 17 and primary adoptions 15. There have not been as few adoptions in one year since 1995.