Denmark: Total Population, by gender
in millions
in millions
  • Region: Denmark
  • Time period: 2000 to 2024
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Growth in Total Population

From 2000 to 2024, Denmark's total population increased by approximately 5.43 million to 5.96 million, marking an average annual growth rate of about 0.23% for both genders combined. The steady increase reflects a consistent demographic expansion over the years.

Gender Distribution Trends

The data illustrates a consistent pattern where the female population slightly exceeds the male population every year. In 2024, the difference is about 40,000 individuals, with 3.00 million females and 2.96 million males. This gap has remained relatively stable, showing a consistent gender distribution over time.

Yearly Population Growth

Analysis reveals an incremental increase in the population of both genders every year, with males experiencing an annual growth ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 individuals and females from 10,000 to 30,000 individuals. For example, between 2023 and 2024, the male population grew by 10,000 and the female population by 20,000, indicating a slightly faster growth rate for females.

Decadal Population Growth

Over the decade from 2014 to 2024, the male population in Denmark increased by 170,000, while the female population saw a slightly higher increase of 170,000 individuals. This decadal growth underscores the consistent yet modest demographic expansion of Denmark's population.

Steady Increase in Female Population Proportion

Although both genders have shown consistent growth, the female population has slightly but steadily increased its proportion relative to the male population over the 24-year span. Starting from a nearly equal base in 2000, the incremental differences culminate in a notable gap by 2024, highlighting subtle shifts in gender demographics.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much has Denmark's total population growth increased in recent years?

Denmark's total population increased by approximately 5.43 million to 5.96 million from 2000 to 2024.

What is the annual growth range for the male and female population in Denmark?

The male population in Denmark experiences an annual growth ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 individuals and females from 10,000 to 30,000 individuals.

Terms and Definitions

The term 'total population' refers to the total count of individuals living in a particular geographic area at a specific point in time. It includes everyone irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or any other demographic categorizations. It is an integral concept in demographic studies, development planning, and socio-economic policies.

Gender ratio is a demographic term that indicates the proportion of males to females in a population. It’s generally represented in the equation form “number of males: number of females" and its value informs about the gender imbalances, if any, in the population.

Demographics are statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it. These data include population size, age distribution, gender ratio, income levels, employment status, educational attainment, and more. Demographics are critical in understanding societal trends, planning public services, and formulating policy decisions.

Gender disparity refers to the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. This can be manifested in various aspects including health, education, economic activity, political participation, and within the household. Monitoring gender disparities in a population can help to create policies aiming to redress any imbalances.
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