Population, Midyear 2022: 5,882,262
Population Density (Number of Persons per Square Kilometer): 138.75
Projected Population, Midyear 2030: 6,104,474
Percentage of Total Population Aged 65 and Older, Midyear 2022: 20.49%
Projected Percentage of Total Population Aged 65 and Older, Midyear 2030: 22.55%
Projected Percentage of Total Population Aged 65 and Older, Midyear 2050: 24.42%
Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2023). Data Portal, custom data acquired via website. United Nations: New York. Accessed 12 May 2023.
Population, 2020: 5,792,000
Annual Population Growth Rate 2000-2020: 0.4%
Projected Annual Population Growth Rate 2020-2030: 0.3%
Proportion of Urban Population, 2020: 88%
Annual Growth Rate of Urban Population 2000-2020: 0.6%
Projected Annual Growth Rate of Urban Population 2020-2030: 0.5%
Source: United Nations Children’s Fund, The State of the World’s Children 2021: On My Mind – Promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health, UNICEF, New York, October 2021.
“Denmark is a small country with few inhabitants, but with a high population density. The demographic development is similar to other western European countries, with an increasing proportion of older people and a low birth rate. Most inhabitants live in urban areas and approximately a third of the country’s households are single-person households (Table 1.1).
“Denmark is divided into five administrative regions: Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand, Region of Southern Denmark, Central Denmark Region and North Denmark Region. These regions do not reflect any fundamental sociodemographic or health differences, although variations in provision of services and in health status may exist.”
Source: Olejaz M, Juul Nielsen A, Rudkjøbing A, Okkels Birk H, Krasnik A, Hernández-Quevedo C. Denmark: Health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 2012, 14(2):1 – 192.
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