The population of Iceland at the end of the 2nd quarter 2018 was 353,070. The number of males was 180,420 and females 172,650. The population increased by 2,360 from the previous quarter or by 0.7%. Inhabitants of the capital region were 225,210 and 127,860 lived outside the capital region.


A total of 1,010 children were born in the 2nd quarter and 590 persons died. Net migration was positive by 1,940 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was 190. Amongst foreign citizens, net migration was positive by 1,750 persons. More males than females emigrated.

Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 140 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 480 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 290 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 1,410 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (480).

Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 470 out of 670, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 1,140 out of 3,150. Lithuania came second with 390 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 41,280 by the end of the quarter.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 2nd quarter 2018
  Total Males Females
Population at the end of the quarter 353,070 180,420 172,650
Population at the start of the quarter 350,710 178,980 171,730
Change 2,360 1,440 920
Births 1,010 540 470
Deaths 590 300 290
Net migration 1,940 1,200 740
Immigration 3,820 2,380 1,440
Emigration 1,880 1,180 700
All numbers are rounded. When greater than 50 to the next 10 and to the next 5 when 50 or less. Due to the rounding, figures may not add up to totals and subtotals. 

The National Register of Persons is used to calculate the population.


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