The population of Iceland was 366,130 at the end of the 1st quarter of 2020, 188,040 males and 178,090 females. The population increased by 1,870 from the previous quarter or by 0.5%. Inhabitants of the capital region were 234,400 and 131,730 lived outside the capital region.
A total of 1,080 children were born in the 1st quarter and 620 persons died. Net migration was 1,410 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was negative by 40. Among foreign citizens, net migration was positive by 1,450. More males than females emigrated.
The largest group of foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland
Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 140 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 550 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 260 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 1,170 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (390).
Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 320 out of 510, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 820 out of 2,620. Lithuania came second with 220 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 50,940 (13.9%) by the end of the 1st quarter 2020.
|Population, births, deaths and migration in the 1st quarter 2020|
|Population at the end of the quarter||366,130||188,040||178,090|
|Population at the start of the quarter||364,260||186,960||177,300|
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.