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Population growth on the Faroe Islands

From 1960 to 2020 the population of the Faroe Islands increased from 34,661.00 to 48,865.00 people. This is a growth by 41.0 percent in 60 years. The highest increase on the Faroe Islands was recorded in 1961 with 1.31%. The biggest decrease in 1993 with -1.01%.

In the same period, the total population of all countries worldwide increased by 155.5 percent.
Around 42% of the inhabitants live in the country's larger cities. This growing trend of urbanization is increasing by 0.8% annually.

Population growth in worldwide comparison



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Population development on the Faroe Islands since 1960

(Data given in 1000 inhabitants)
YearPopulation
Faroe Islands
ChangeBirthrateDeathratePopulation
World
Change
196135,0001.31 %  3,075 M1.35 %
196236,0001.30 %  3,128 M1.72 %
196336,0001.25 %  3,193 M2.07 %
196436,0001.22 %  3,258 M2.05 %
196537,0001.22 %  3,325 M2.05 %
196637,0001.18 %  3,395 M2.10 %
196738,0001.16 %  3,464 M2.05 %
196838,0001.14 %  3,535 M2.03 %
196939,0001.17 %  3,609 M2.11 %
197039,0001.13 %  3,685 M2.09 %
197140,0001.16 %  3,762 M2.10 %
197240,0001.19 %  3,839 M2.04 %
197340,0001.19 %  3,915 M1.98 %
197441,0001.16 %  3,991 M1.96 %
197541,0001.10 %  4,066 M1.87 %
197642,0001.07 %  4,139 M1.79 %
197742,0001.02 %  4,212 M1.75 %
197843,0000.99 %  4,286 M1.75 %
197943,0000.57 %18.4 ‰6.3 ‰4,358 M1.68 %
198043,0000.93 %17.1 ‰7.1 ‰4,434 M1.75 %
198144,0000.90 %17.2 ‰6.7 ‰4,512 M1.76 %
198244,0000.88 %16.4 ‰7.1 ‰4,593 M1.80 %
198344,0000.86 %15.4 ‰8.1 ‰4,675 M1.78 %
198445,0000.91 %15.4 ‰7.8 ‰4,757 M1.75 %
198545,0000.98 %16.3 ‰7.5 ‰4,840 M1.75 %
198646,0001.08 %17.2 ‰8.1 ‰4,926 M1.77 %
198746,0001.16 %16.8 ‰8.0 ‰5,014 M1.78 %
198847,0001.04 %18.4 ‰9.0 ‰5,102 M1.77 %
198947,0000.72 %19.5 ‰7.8 ‰5,191 M1.74 %
199047,0000.23 %19.9 ‰7.5 ‰5,281 M1.74 %
199147,000-0.33 %18.3 ‰8.4 ‰5,369 M1.66 %
199247,000-0.81 %17.2 ‰8.5 ‰5,453 M1.57 %
199346,000-1.01 %16.6 ‰8.4 ‰5,538 M1.56 %
199446,000-0.89 %15.0 ‰8.0 ‰5,623 M1.52 %
199546,000-0.50 %14.8 ‰8.4 ‰5,708 M1.51 %
199646,000-0.02 %15.5 ‰9.1 ‰5,790 M1.45 %
199746,0000.40 %15.1 ‰8.6 ‰5,873 M1.43 %
199846,0000.66 %14.0 ‰8.5 ‰5,955 M1.39 %
199946,0000.74 %13.9 ‰8.9 ‰6,035 M1.35 %
200047,0000.64 %15.1 ‰7.7 ‰6,115 M1.32 %
200147,0000.56 %13.6 ‰7.7 ‰6,194 M1.30 %
200247,0000.50 %15.0 ‰8.3 ‰6,274 M1.28 %
200347,0000.42 %14.7 ‰8.5 ‰6,353 M1.26 %
200448,0000.35 %14.8 ‰7.9 ‰6,432 M1.25 %
200548,0000.26 %14.7 ‰8.6 ‰6,513 M1.25 %
200648,0000.15 %13.7 ‰8.7 ‰6,594 M1.24 %
200748,0000.07 %14.0 ‰7.9 ‰6,675 M1.24 %
200848,000-0.01 %13.8 ‰7.9 ‰6,758 M1.24 %
200948,000-0.03 %12.6 ‰7.9 ‰6,841 M1.22 %
201048,0000.01 %13.2 ‰7.2 ‰6,922 M1.19 %
201148,0000.00 %12.0 ‰8.0 ‰7,003 M1.17 %
201248,0000.06 %12.9 ‰8.5 ‰7,086 M1.18 %
201348,0000.12 %13.0 ‰7.6 ‰7,170 M1.18 %
201448,0000.13 %13.2 ‰8.1 ‰7,254 M1.18 %
201548,0000.19 %12.4 ‰7.7 ‰7,339 M1.17 %
201648,0000.25 %13.6 ‰7.7 ‰7,424 M1.16 %
201748,0000.32 %13.1 ‰8.9 ‰7,509 M1.14 %
201848,0000.35 %13.4 ‰7.7 ‰7,592 M1.11 %
201949,0000.37 %13.2 ‰8.0 ‰7,673 M1.07 %
202049,0000.39 %  7,753 M1.04 %


Population growth

Birth- and deathrate on the Faroe Islands

Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. The example of the year 2019 in the graph: The population on the Faroe Islands increased by about 180 inhabitants. In the same year, the death rate was 8.0 per 1000 people (~ 390 deaths) and the birth rate was 13.2 per 1000 people (~ 640 births). As a result, around 70 inhabitants have migrated to other countries.

Over the past 10 years, the number of average deaths per year was 382 on the Faroe Islands. The number of births was 625 annually.

The development of births and deaths is displayed in the following graph. All data refer to births or deaths per 1000 inhabitants.





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