The population of Iceland at the end of the 2nd quarter 2021 was 371,580, 190,480 males and 181,100 females. The population increased by 1,700 from the previous quarter. Inhabitants of the capital region were 238,170 and 133,410 lived in others regions.

A total of 1,270 children were born in the 2nd quarter and 570 persons died. This is the highest number of births in the 2nd quarter since 2010. Net migration was 950 persons. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was 350, and 610 for foreign citizens. More males than females emigrated.

Sweden was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 60 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 290 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 90 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 1,250 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (450).

Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 460 out of 630, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 430 out of 1,860. Romania came second with 150 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 52,010 (14% of the total population in Iceland) by the end of the 2nd quarter 2021.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 2nd quarter 2021  
Population at the end of the quarter371,580190,480181,100
Population at the start of the quarter369,870189,580180,300
Net migration950470480
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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