The population of Iceland at the end of the 4th quarter 2019 was 364,260. The number of men was 186,960 and the number of women 177,300. The population increased by 1,400 from the previous quarter. Inhabitants of the Capital region were 233,140 and 131,120 lived outside the Capital region.

A total of 1,120 children were born in the 4th quarter and 610 persons died. Net migration was 900 persons, whereof the net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was 50, and 840 for foreign citizens.

Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 100 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 460 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 250 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 1,200 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (420).

Immigrants of Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 380 out of 520, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 570 out of 2,040. Lithuania came second with 150 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 49,500 (13.6%) by the end of the 4th quarter 2019.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 4th quarter 2019
 TotalMalesFemales
Population at the end of the quarter364,260186,960177,300
Population at the start of the quarter362,860186,220176,640
Change1,400740660
Births1,120570550
Deaths610320290
Net migration900490410
Immigration2,5601,4601,100
Emigration1,660970700
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.

Statistics Iceland uses the National Register of Persons to calculate the population.

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