Southern Europe Population (LIVE)

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Southern Europe Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Southern Europe

CountryPopulation (2020)
Italy60,461,826
Spain46,754,778
Greece10,423,054
Portugal10,196,709
Serbia8,737,371
Croatia4,105,267
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,280,819
Albania2,877,797
North Macedonia2,083,374
Slovenia2,078,938
Montenegro628,066
Malta441,543
Andorra77,265
San Marino33,931
Gibraltar33,691
Holy See801
  • The current population of Southern Europe is 152,163,598 as of Saturday, September 19, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Europe population is equivalent to 1.95% of the total world population.
  • Southern Europe ranks number 3 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Europe is 118 per Km2 (304 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,294,920 Km2 (499,971 sq. miles)
  • 71.8 % of the population is urban (109,342,163 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Southern Europe is 45.5years.

Population of Southern Europe (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 152,215,230 -0.11 % -169,936 128,600 45.5 1.37 118 71.8 % 109,342,163 2.1 % 7,794,798,739 3
2020 152,215,230 -0.15 % -231,693 128,646 43.9 1.40 118 71.8 % 109,342,163 2.0 % 7,794,798,739 3
2019 152,446,923 -0.12 % -190,650 128,646 43.9 1.40 118 71.5 % 108,988,284 2.0 % 7,713,468,100
2018 152,637,573 -0.10 % -158,791 128,646 43.9 1.40 118 71.2 % 108,605,522 2.0 % 7,631,091,040 3
2017 152,796,364 -0.09 % -140,481 128,646 43.9 1.40 118 70.8 % 108,224,915 2.0 % 7,547,858,925 3
2016 152,936,845 -0.08 % -128,065 128,646 43.9 1.40 118 70.5 % 107,889,299 2.0 % 7,464,022,049 3
2015 153,064,910 0.01 % 9,879 85,000 43.5 1.40 118 70.3 % 107,617,609 2.2 % 7,379,797,139 3
2010 153,015,516 0.44 % 667,874 536,400 41.4 1.47 118 69.6 % 106,469,861 2.3 % 6,956,823,603 3
2005 149,676,146 0.66 % 965,887 883,200 39.9 1.37 116 68.1 % 101,912,344 2.4 % 6,541,907,027 3
2000 144,846,712 0.07 % 102,842 13,100 38.3 1.34 112 66.8 % 96,759,418 2.5 % 6,143,493,823 3
1995 144,332,501 0.12 % 165,728 -39,500 36.4 1.41 111 65.7 % 94,822,346 2.7 % 5,744,212,979 3
1990 143,503,861 0.23 % 324,047 -53,900 34.6 1.56 111 64.7 % 92,903,778 2.9 % 5,327,231,061 3
1985 141,883,625 0.48 % 665,710 54,000 33.0 1.83 110 63.9 % 90,702,512 3.2 % 4,870,921,740 3
1980 138,555,074 0.79 % 1,065,160 140,000 31.8 2.24 107 62.9 % 87,166,945 3.4 % 4,458,003,514 3
1975 133,229,275 0.89 % 1,150,822 14,800 31.0 2.56 103 60.8 % 81,002,525 3.6 % 4,079,480,606 3
1970 127,475,167 0.74 % 919,763 -310,800 30.8 2.68 98 58.4 % 74,439,534 3.8 % 3,700,437,046 3
1965 122,876,352 0.85 % 1,023,147 -286,600 30.1 2.70 95 45 % 55,302,133 4.0 % 3,339,583,597 3
1960 117,760,615 0.76 % 878,931 -343,700 29.3 2.62 91 51.3 % 60,453,359 4.2 % 3,034,949,748 3
1955 113,365,961 0.84 % 925,727 -234,000 28.4 2.68 88 48.8 % 55,302,133 4.5 % 2,773,019,936 3
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Southern Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 152,215,230 -0.11 % -169,936 128,600 45.5 1.37 118 71.8 % 109,342,163 2.1 % 7,794,798,739 3
2025 150,588,310 -0.21 % -325,384 132,500 47.5 1.36 116 73.6 % 110,832,150 1.9 % 8,184,437,460 3
2030 148,459,814 -0.28 % -425,699 125,200 49.3 1.35 115 75.6 % 112,280,379 1.8 % 8,548,487,400 3
2035 146,114,848 -0.32 % -468,993 137,900 50.7 1.35 113 77.7 % 113,554,466 1.6 % 8,887,524,213 3
2040 143,489,706 -0.36 % -525,028 136,800 51.7 1.35 111 79.8 % 114,554,221 1.6 % 9,198,847,240 3
2045 140,389,133 -0.44 % -620,115 117,500 52.3 1.35 108 82 % 115,104,573 1.5 % 9,481,803,274 3
2050 136,647,615 -0.54 % -748,304 98,300 52.7 1.35 106 84.2 % 115,020,611 1.4 % 9,735,033,990 3
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

The Southern Europe Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Southern Europe delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Southern Europe (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Southern Europe, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Southern Europe's Share of World Pop: Total population as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Rank within Europe: Position held by Southern Europe in the list of all regions within Europe ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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