Western Europe Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Western Europe

CountryPopulation (2020)
Germany83,783,942
France65,273,511
Netherlands17,134,872
Belgium11,589,623
Austria9,006,398
Switzerland8,654,622
Luxembourg625,978
Monaco39,242
Liechtenstein38,128
  • The current population of Western Europe is 196,283,561 as of Saturday, September 19, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Europe population is equivalent to 2.52% of the total world population.
  • Western Europe ranks number 2 in Europe among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Europe is 181 per Km2 (468 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,084,793 Km2 (418,841 sq. miles)
  • 79.8 % of the population is urban (156,557,723 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Western Europe is 43.9years.

Population of Western Europe (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 196,146,316 0.42 % 812,380 771,300 43.9 1.68 181 79.8 % 156,557,723 2.7 % 7,794,798,739 2
2020 196,146,316 0.32 % 623,906 771,347 43.5 1.67 181 79.8 % 156,557,723 2.5 % 7,794,798,739 2
2019 195,522,410 0.39 % 767,907 771,347 43.5 1.67 180 79.7 % 155,789,698 2.5 % 7,713,468,100
2018 194,754,503 0.45 % 868,683 771,347 43.5 1.67 180 79.6 % 154,986,766 2.6 % 7,631,091,040 2
2017 193,885,820 0.47 % 906,531 771,347 43.5 1.67 179 79.5 % 154,154,908 2.6 % 7,547,858,925 2
2016 192,979,289 0.47 % 894,875 771,347 43.5 1.67 178 79.4 % 153,303,478 2.6 % 7,464,022,049 2
2015 192,084,414 0.42 % 791,621 679,900 43.5 1.67 177 79.4 % 152,440,564 2.8 % 7,379,797,139 2
2010 188,126,307 0.25 % 464,506 278,400 42.3 1.64 173 78.6 % 147,957,372 2.9 % 6,956,823,603 2
2005 185,803,776 0.38 % 693,021 499,500 40.6 1.58 171 77.4 % 143,815,322 3.0 % 6,541,907,027 2
2000 182,338,670 0.25 % 457,715 258,500 38.9 1.52 168 76.3 % 139,052,956 3.2 % 6,143,493,823 2
1995 180,050,094 0.51 % 908,087 708,400 37.4 1.49 166 75.1 % 135,269,870 3.4 % 5,744,212,979 2
1990 175,509,660 0.42 % 731,879 479,700 36.3 1.57 162 74.1 % 130,096,598 3.6 % 5,327,231,061 2
1985 171,850,266 0.16 % 274,300 97,200 35.3 1.62 158 73.6 % 126,525,013 3.9 % 4,870,921,740 2
1980 170,478,765 0.13 % 220,388 118,500 34.3 1.65 157 73.5 % 125,228,210 4.2 % 4,458,003,514 2
1975 169,376,825 0.4 % 669,778 325,700 33.7 1.96 156 73.1 % 123,772,020 4.6 % 4,079,480,606 2
1970 166,027,937 0.72 % 1,168,174 323,200 33.2 2.47 153 72.1 % 119,712,175 5.0 % 3,700,437,046 2
1965 160,187,068 1 % 1,555,704 488,200 33.3 2.65 148 61 % 97,686,096 5.3 % 3,339,583,597 2
1960 152,408,546 0.75 % 1,122,520 196,100 33.7 2.49 140 68.7 % 104,681,564 5.5 % 3,034,949,748 2
1955 146,795,948 0.61 % 876,396 37,600 33.6 2.39 135 66.5 % 97,686,096 5.8 % 2,773,019,936 2
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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Western Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Europe's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 196,146,316 0.42 % 812,380 771,300 43.9 1.68 181 79.8 % 156,557,723 2.7 % 7,794,798,739 2
2025 197,424,571 0.13 % 255,651 317,000 44.6 1.69 182 81 % 159,942,135 2.5 % 8,184,437,460 2
2030 198,317,749 0.09 % 178,636 322,700 45.5 1.69 183 82.3 % 163,286,173 2.4 % 8,548,487,400 2
2035 198,807,335 0.05 % 97,917 330,700 46.3 1.69 183 83.7 % 166,482,549 2.2 % 8,887,524,213 2
2040 198,747,883 -0.01 % -11,890 330,600 47.0 1.70 183 85.2 % 169,377,764 2.2 % 9,198,847,240 2
2045 198,081,780 -0.07 % -133,221 331,000 47.4 1.69 183 86.7 % 171,783,926 2.2 % 9,481,803,274 2
2050 196,901,567 -0.12 % -236,043 331,600 47.5 1.68 182 88.2 % 173,620,667 2.1 % 9,735,033,990 2
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 Western Europe Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Western Europe delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Western 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 Western 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.

Western 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 Western 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.

See also