Total population in Denmark 2010-2020, by gender

In the last decade, the population of Denmark increased overall. Since 2017, it remained stable at a number of approximately 5.8 million inhabitants. In the period surveyed, the number of female inhabitants was slightly higher and amounted to about 2.93 million women as of 1st of January 2020, while there were roughly 2.9 million male inhabitants registered.

Average age of the Danish population

Since 2008, the Danish population’s average age has gradually increased. In this time period, the average age for women was constantly a little higher than for men. As of January 2019, female inhabitants had an average age of 42.5 years, while male inhabitants were on average 40.8 years old.

 Population of Norway and Sweden

Over the years from 2010 to 2020, the Norwegian population also grew constantly. In 2020, the number of inhabitants peaked at around 5.33 million. In the neighboring country Sweden, the population number increased as well. In the period from 2009 to 2019, it rose from 9.34 million Swedes to a number of 10.33 million inhabitants by the end of 2019.

Total population in Denmark from 2010 to 2020, by gender

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Supplementary notes

For the statistic, the values reported by the source have been rounded.

Statistic shows number of inhabitants as of 1st January each year.

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