Total population in Denmark 2010-2020, by origin

Is the population in Denmark increasing or declining? Between 2010 and 2020, the number of people of Danish origin increased from around five million to 5.02 million. During this period, the number of immigrants also increased and amounted to approximately 610 thousand people as of 2020.

Total population in Denmark from 2010 to 2020, by origin

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Inhabitants with foreign background are defined as people born outside of Denmark or people born in Denmark but whose both parents are foreign. Inhabitants of Danish origin are defined as people who were born in Denmark and whose one or both parents are born in the country as well.

For this statistic, the numbers reported by the source have been rounded.

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

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