The population of Iceland at the end of the 3rd quarter 2016 was 337,610. The number of males was 170,510 and females 167,100. The population increased by 1,550 from the previous quarter. Inhabitants of the capital region were 216,300 and 121,310 lived outside the capital region.
A total of 1,150 children were born in the 3rd quarter and 580 persons died. Net migration was positive by 950 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was negative by 290, but positive by 1,240 for foreign citizens. More females than males emigrated.
Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 500 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 1,410 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 1,050 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 1,060 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (250).
Immigrants with Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 750 out of 1,120, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 710 out of 2,300. Lithuania came second with 180 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 29,990 by the end of the 3rd quarter 2016.
|Population, births, deaths and migration in the 3rd quarter 2016|
|Population at the end of the quarter||337,610||170,510||167,100|
|Population at the start of the quarter||336,060||169,540||166,520|
|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.|