The first projection of population in Iceland was carried out in 1961 for the state's execution plan and extended to 2000. Statistics Iceland carried out parallel projections in 1972, 1986, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010 and yearly from 2010. The population projection is based on information from the National Register of Persons on population, births, deaths, migration and projected average life expectancy for the coming years.