Census 2011: Senior Citizens

  • Statistical Series
  • 01. September 2015
  • Vol 100, Issue 29
  • ISSN: 1670-4487

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According to the Icelandic census of the population 31 December 2011 senior citizens 65 years of age and older were 40,282, of which 21,640 were women. Senior citizens constitute 12.8% of the total population. The labour force participation rate of senior citizens in Iceland is relatively high. This rate is 20.6% overall, highest in the youngest age groups. The rate is also higher amongst males than females.

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