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Population, Mid-Year 2019: 5,772,000
Population Density (Population Per Square Kilometer), Mid-Year 2019: 136
Projected Population Mid-Year 2030: 6,002,000
Percentage of Population Under Age 25 Years, Mid-Year 2019: 29%
Percentage of Population 65 Years Or Over, Mid-Year 2019: 20%
Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019: Data Booklet (ST/ESA/SER.A/424).
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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Page last updated Nov. 19, 2022 by Doug McVay, Editor.