List of European Union member states by population

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This is a list of European Union member states by population, which is sorted by the 2015 mid-year normalized demographic projections.

Table

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2015
projection[Note 1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[Note 2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[Note 3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[Note 4]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1  Germany 81,276,000 16.03 0.32 256,000 220 81,083,600 September 30, 2014 Official estimate
2  France[Note 5] 67,128,000 13.23 0.45 298,000 154 64,386,000 November 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
3  United Kingdom 65,093,000 12.90 0.77 495,000 91 64,596,800 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
4  Italy 60,851,000 12.00 0.48 290,000 145 60,734,190 March 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
5  Spain 46,404,000 9.15 -0.15 -72,000 - 46,439,864 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
6  Poland 38,494,000 7.59 0.05 20,000 1,334 38,484,000 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
7  Romania 19,822,000 3.91 -0.41 -81,000 - 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
8  Netherlands 16,924,000 3.34 0.36 60,000 195 17,099,800 February 21, 2018 Official population clock
9  Belgium 11,253,000 2.22 0.51 57,000 136 11,250,659 July 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
10  Greece 10,769,000 2.12 -0.11 -12,000 - 10,816,286 May 24, 2011 Final 2011 census result
11  Czech Republic 10,536,000 2.08 -0.06 -6,000 - 10,537,818 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
12  Portugal 10,318,000 2.04 -0.55 -57,000 - 10,374,822 2014 Official estimate
13  Hungary 9,835,000 1.94 -0.28 -28,000 - 9,855,571 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
14  Sweden 9,793,000 1.93 0.95 92,000 73 9,804,082 July 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
15  Austria 8,623,000 1.70 0.71 61,000 98 8,623,073 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
16  Bulgaria 7,181,000 1.42 -0.60 -43,000 - 7,202,198 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
17  Denmark 5,678,000 1.12 0.48 27,000 145 5,678,348 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
18  Finland 5,477,000 1.08 0.46 25,000 152 5,479,018 July 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
19  Slovakia 5,425,000 1.07 0.13 7,000 537 5,421,329 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
20  Ireland 4,630,000 0.91 0.35 16,000 200 4,609,600 April 2014 Official estimate
21  Croatia 4,230,000 0.83 -0.31 -13,000 - 4,267,558 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
22  Lithuania 2,903,000 0.57 -0.92 -27,000 -
23  Slovenia 2,064,000 0.41 0.15 3,000 477 2,062,874 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
24  Latvia 1,980,000 0.39 -0.85 -17,000 - 1,978,300 August 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
25  Estonia 1,315,000 0.26 0.46 6,000 152 1,313,271 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
26  Cyprus 846,000 0.17 -0.94 -8,000 - 858,000 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
27  Luxembourg 570,000 0.11 2.52 14,000 28 562,958 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
28  Malta 425,000 0.08 0.47 2,000 147 417,432 November 20, 2011 2011 census result
Total 509,843,000 100.00 0.27 1,355,000 259

Notes

  1. Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. It not only refers to the population of European or Metropolitan France, but it aso includes the overseas departments (in French, (Départements d'outre-mer, DOM), which are French Guiana (Guyane): 239,648, Guadeloupe: 403,314, Martinique: 388,364 and Réunion: 833,944[1]. The overseas collectivities (Collectivités d'outre-mer, COM) are also included: French Polynesia (Polynésie française): 274,217[2], New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie): 320,595[3], Saint-Barthélemy: 9,269[4], Saint Martin: 36,522[5], Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon): 6,299[6], Wallis and Futuna (Wallis-et-Futuna): 12,867[7] and Mayotte: 217,091[8] the combined population of the overseas department and collectivities is 2,742,000 with the population of metropolitan France 64,386,000 [9] the total population of France stood at 67,128,000.

See also