The population of Iceland at the end of the 1st quarter 2017 was 340,110. The number of males was 172,180 and females 167,930. The population increased by 1,660 from the previous quarter. Inhabitants of the capital region were 218,090 and 122,020 lived outside the capital region.

A total of 940 children were born in the 1st quarter and 600 persons died. Net migration was positive by 1,300 persons. More males than females emigrated. Net migration of persons with Icelandic citizenship was positive by 130. Net migration among foreign citizens was positive by 1,170.

Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens with 160 persons emigrating in the quarter. Of the 560 Icelandic citizens who emigrated, 330 went to Denmark, Norway or Sweden. The largest group of the 620 foreign citizens who emigrated went to Poland (180).

Immigrants with Icelandic citizenship came mostly from Denmark, Norway or Sweden, 490 out of 680, while Poland was the country of origin for most of the foreign immigrants, 570 out of 1,790. Lithuania came second with 160 immigrants. Foreign citizens were 31,470 by the end of the 1st quarter 2017.

Population, births, deaths and migration in the 1st quarter 2017
  Total Males Females
Population at the end of the quarter 340,110 172,180 167,930
Population at the start of the quarter 338,450 171,110 167,330
Change 1,660 1,070 600
Births 940 490 450
Deaths 600 280 330
Net migration 1,300 850 450
Immigration 2,470 1,480 1,000
Emigration 1,180 630 550
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.