Population in Denmark 2010-2020 by nationality status

This statistic shows the total population of Denmark from 2010 to 2020, by nationality status. In 2020, the number of immigrants amounted to 0.61 million people, while the number of descendants reached 0.19 million people. Furthermore, there were appoximately five million people of Danish origin.

Population in Denmark from 2010 to 2020, by nationality status

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Supplementary notes

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

Immigrants are defined as people born abroad who currently reside in Denmark and whose parents are not Danish citizens and are not born in Denmark. If there is no information about one of the parents and the person was born abroad, the person is perceived as an immigrant.

Descendants are defined as persons who were born in Denmark to parents who cannot be both born in Denmark and have Danish citizenship at the same time. If at least one of the parents who is born in Denmark obtains a Danish citizenship their children won't be classified as descendants. If parents who are born in Denmark keep a foreign citizenship, their children will be classified as descendants.

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

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