Tuesday - 3 April 2012
The Iceland population increased by 0.4% in 2011
On 1 January 2012 the resident population in Iceland was 319,575, an increase of 1,123 (0.4%) from the previous year. Although increasing, the population growth of 0.4% was historically low. This is due to negative net migration in 2011, just barely outweighed by the natural population growth (births less deaths). The population has nevertheless grown in the past five years by an annual average growth rate of 1.2%.
The number of births in 2011 was 4,496, 2,327 males and 2,169 females. The number of deaths, on the other hand, was 1,985, 998 males and 987 females. The life expectancy of males at birth is estimated at 79.9 years, whereas the life expectancy of females at birth is estimated at 83.6.
Population development 2011 – Statistical Series