The population of Iceland was 358,780 at the end of the 1st quarter of 2019, 183,920 males and 174,860 females. The population increased by 1,730 from the previous quarter or by 0.5%. Inhabitants of the capital region were 229,490 and 129,290 lived outside the capital region.


A total of 1,030 children were born in the 1st quarter and 560 persons died. Net migration was 1,260 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was negative by 130. Among foreign citizens, net migration was positive by 1,390. More males than females emigrated. Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 160 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 600 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 310 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 940 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (330). Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 320 out of 470, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 650 out of 2,330. Lithuania came second with 270 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 45,670 (12.7%) by the end of the 1st quarter 2019.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 1st quarter 2019
Population at the end of the quarter358780183920174860
Population at the start of the quarter357050182870174180
Net migration1260810450
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.

The National Register of Persons is used to calculate the population.