Population in Iceland 2012-2019, by degree of urbanization

On January 1, 2019, about 64 percent of the Icelandic population lived in densely-populated areas, while approximately 21 percent lived in intermediate urbanized areas. The share of the population living in thinly populated areas decreased slightly in the years from 2012 to 2019, from 16.7 percent in 2012 to 14.7 percent in 2019.

Share of population living in an urbanized area in Iceland from 2012 to 2019, by degree of urbanization

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2019*

Supplementary notes

*Statistic shows numbers as of January 1.

The source adds the following information: "Population covers persons aged 15 and over, living in private households (those living in collective households, i.e. residential homes, boarding houses, hospitals,religious institutions, workers' hostels, etc., are not included)"

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