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Tuesday - 16 April 2013
No. 76/2013

The Iceland population increased by 1,040 in the 1st quarter

The population of Iceland at the end of the 1st quarter 2013 was 322,930, 161,960 males and 160,970 females. The population increased by 1,040 from the previous quarter. Foreign citizens were 21,910 by the end of the 1st quarter 2013. Inhabitants of the capital region were 206,650.
 
A total of 1,040 children were born in the 1st quarter and 550 persons died. Net migration was 520 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was 35, and 480 for foreign citizens. More males than females emigrated.
 
Norway was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 220 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 580 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 400 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 400 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (80).
 
Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 440 out of 610, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 300 out of 890. The United States came second with 50 immigrants.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 1st quarter 2013    
  Total Males Females
Population at the end of the quarter 322,930 161,960 160,970
Population at the start of the quarter 321,890 161,440 160,450
Change 1,040 520 520
Births 1,040 510 530
Deaths 550 280 270
Net migration 520 280 250
Immigration 1,500 810 690
Emigration 980 540 440
All numbers are rounded. When greater than 50 to the next 10 and to the next 5 when 50 or less. Due to the rounding, figures may not add up to totals and subtotals. 

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