Population of Greece 1856-2020, by gender

From 1856 until 1907 both the male and female populations of Greece grow at a similar rate, with the number of men remaining slightly higher than women, the largest difference being 100 thousand people in 1896. This difference drops to just 18, thousand eleven years later, and from the next entry onwards the number of women is always larger than the number of men. This change in demographics is due to large changes in Greece's borders, with the population almost doubling in size between 1900 and 1950, as well as a number of major wars and civil unrest which had an unproportionate effect on the number of males. There were approximately 100,000 more males than females at the turn of the century, however this difference had flipped by 1950 where there was then over 200,000 more females than males.
From the 1950s onwards, the proportional difference in male and female populations decreases and the difference decreases to just 66 thousand in 2000. Both populations grow steadily throughout this time but then decrease together between 20110 and 2020. This This sudden decline is due to the economic impact on the Greek economy during the Great Recession. Many Greeks have left the country in search of work elsewhere, and the economic troubles have impacted the financial incentives that were previously available for families with many children, both factors contributing to a predicted population of 10.4 million in 2020, which is almost half a million lower than it was ten years previously. The proportional difference between men and women also increased during this time, and there are over 190 thousand more females than males in Greece in 2020, as men are statistically more likely to emigrate in search of work abroad.

Population of Greece from 1856 to 2020, by gender

Total male populationTotal female population
2020*5,1165,307
20155,2335,427
20105,3495,539
20055,5565,668
20005,5085,574
19955,3395,406
19905,0705,156
19854,9435,025
19804,7644,863
19754,4444,570
19704,2604,404
19654,1454,309
19604,0564,218
19553,9054,106
19503,7313,938
19403,6583,686
19283,0763,128
19202,4952,522
19071,3251,307
18961,2671,167
18891,1341,054
1879881799
1870754704
1861567529
1856550513
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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Greece

Survey time period

1856 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Predictions
Please note the difference in yearly intervals before 1856 and 1950
Second source available here (page 19-24).

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