Norway Population: 5,405,072

Norway is a Nordic country which is located in the north-western region of Europe. Norway is well known for its freezing temperature. Norway is known as the largest producer of oil and natural gas. It is also considered as the safest country due to its lowest crime rate. It shares its longest border with Sweden.

Largest Cities in Norway by Population

The capital of Norway is Oslo, a city of greens and museums. Oslo has the highest population, followed by Bergen Kristiansand, Fredrikstad, and many more.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Oslo 580,000 Bodo 34,073
Bergen 213,585 Arendal 30,916
Trondheim 147,139 Hamar 29,479
Stavanger 121,610 Ytrebygda 24,044
Drammen 90,722 Larvik 23,113
Fredrikstad 72,760 Halden 21,970
Kristiansand 63,814 Steinkjer 20,000
Sandnes 63,032 Harstad 19,433
Tromso 52,436 Lillehammer 19,096
Sarpsborg 52,159 Molde 18,594
Skien 50,595 Mo i Rana 17,853
Alesund 44,096 Kongsberg 17,667
Sandefjord 42,654 Horten 17,660
Haugesund 40,321 Gjovik 17,596
Tonsberg 38,914 Askoy 17,224
Moss 34,492 Kristiansund 16,785
Porsgrunn 34,377

Norway population history

The current population of Norway is 5,404,766. The estimated population of Norway in the mid-year is 5,421,241. The total population for the year 2016 is 5,250,949. This shows that in the year 2016, the yearly population change is high, which 0.98%. The total urban population of Norway is 84.4%. The total population of Norway projected as 5.42 million.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,421,241 0.79% 42,384 28,000 39.8 1.68 15 83.40% 4,521,838 0.07% 7,794,798,739 119
2019 5,378,857 0.77% 40,895 28,000 39.3 1.79 15 83.00% 4,462,009 0.07% 7,713,468,100 119
2018 5,337,962 0.79% 41,636 28,000 39.3 1.79 15 82.50% 4,403,040 0.07% 7,631,091,040 118
2017 5,296,326 0.86% 45,377 28,000 39.3 1.79 14 82.00% 4,343,569 0.07% 7,547,858,925 118
2016 5,250,949 0.98% 51,113 28,000 39.3 1.79 14 81.50% 4,281,776 0.07% 7,464,022,049 118
2015 5,199,836 1.25% 62,792 44,363 39.2 1.82 14 81.10% 4,216,608 0.07% 7,379,797,139 118
2010 4,885,878 1.07% 50,703 32,687 38.7 1.92 13 79.10% 3,864,811 0.07% 6,956,823,603 118
2005 4,632,364 0.58% 26,599 13,480 38 1.81 13 77.70% 3,598,210 0.07% 6,541,907,027 116
2000 4,499,367 0.60% 26,474 11,755 36.9 1.86 12 76.00% 3,420,409 0.07% 6,143,493,823 115
1995 4,366,995 0.56% 23,942 9,381 36.1 1.89 12 73.80% 3,222,278 0.08% 5,744,212,979 114
1990 4,247,285 0.45% 18,836 7,743 35.4 1.8 12 72.00% 3,056,180 0.08% 5,327,231,061 114
1985 4,153,105 0.33% 13,406 4,961 34.6 1.69 11 71.30% 2,961,588 0.09% 4,870,921,740 108
1980 4,086,076 0.39% 15,609 4,146 33.3 1.81 11 70.50% 2,882,531 0.09% 4,458,003,514 104
1975 4,008,031 0.67% 26,394 3,174 32.4 2.35 11 68.20% 2,732,942 0.10% 4,079,480,606 100
1970 3,876,060 0.80% 30,319 836 32.9 2.8 11 65.40% 2,534,798 0.10% 3,700,437,046 96
1965 3,724,463 0.78% 28,391 -455 34.1 2.9 10 57.60% 2,144,102 0.11% 3,339,583,597 86
1960 3,582,507 0.87% 30,433 -1,888 34.3 2.84 10 49.90% 1,788,399 0.12% 3,034,949,748 90
1955 3,430,340 0.99% 33,013 -792 33.6 2.6 9 50.20% 1,722,816 0.12% 2,773,019,936 86

Norway population forecast

The total estimated population of Norway for 2020 is 5421,421,241. There is a steady increase in Norway’s population. The projected population for the year 2050 is 6,600,338. This forecast suggests that there is going to be significant growth in population every year.

The median age of Norway is considered as of 2020 is 39.8%. However, there is going to be a visible change in the median age as of 2050, which is 44.1%.

The migration rate of Norway remains constant throughout every year, which is 28000. The urban population is growing rapidly. The current urban population is 4,521,838, and the estimated urban population in 2050 is 6,137,995.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,421,241 0.84% 44,281 28,000 39.8 1.68 15 83.40% 4,521,838 0.07% 7,794,798,739 119
2025 5,651,101 0.83% 45,972 28,000 40.6 1.68 15 85.50% 4,830,373 0.07% 8,184,437,460 117
2030 5,875,913 0.78% 44,962 28,000 41.5 1.68 16 87.30% 5,129,851 0.07% 8,548,487,400 120
2035 6,083,780 0.70% 41,573 28,000 42.3 1.68 17 88.90% 5,409,370 0.07% 8,887,524,213 122
2040 6,271,478 0.61% 37,540 28,000 43 1.68 17 90.30% 5,666,033 0.07% 9,198,847,240 120
2045 6,442,052 0.54% 34,115 28,000 43.6 1.68 18 91.70% 5,905,387 0.07% 9,481,803,274 120
2050 6,600,338 0.49% 31,657 44.1 1.68 18 93.00% 6,137,995 0.07% 9,735,033,990 118

Norway demographics

The life expectancy rate for the total population of Norway is estimated at 82.94 years. This average figure is for both sexes. The percentage for the total male sex ratio is 50.54%, and for the female 49.9%.

Norway politics and religion

The majority of religions in Norway is Christianity. Missionaries spread Christianity in the year 2000. 71.5% of Christians have affiliations with the Norway church. 2.8% is the rate of Roman Catholics, and 3.9% are from other divisions of Christianity.

The council of state, the cabinet, is led by the prime minister of Norway, who exercises executive power. The political framework of Norway is through constitutional monarchy and parliamentary system.

Norway economy

The economy of Norway is with state ownership and also a mixed economy. Since the industrial era, the economic growth of Norway is considered to be robust. As of 2020, the GDP of Norway has been expanding by 2.1%. There is also expected growth in Norway’s economy in the coming years. In the year 2021, the estimated growth is projected at 1.7%.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%