๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Population Growth Rate of Greece

The current population growth rate of Greece is -0.379%. A 2.99% decrease from 2023, when the population growth rate was -0.368%. In the future, Greece's population growth rate is projected to decrease to -0.702%, by the year 2100. A total decrease of the population growth rate of Greece by 85.22% from today's standard.

Historic Population Growth Rate of Greece (1950-2024)

Greece has seen a decrease in population growth rate since the 1950's.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
1950 1.274% 97,682
1951 1.247% 96,808
1952 1.25% 98,258
1953 1.171% 93,172
1954 1.157% 93,164
1955 1.146% 93,360
1956 1.013% 83,430
1957 0.91% 75,678
1958 0.795% 66,679
1959 0.677% 57,167
1960 0.465% 39,519
1961 0.265% 22,587
1962 0.071% 6,086
1963 -0.048% -4,111
1964 -0.114% -9,694
1965 -0.089% -7,577
1966 -0.043% -3,671
1967 -0.017% -1,456
1968 0.035% 2,996
1969 0.136% 11,605
1970 0.303% 25,867
1971 0.427% 36,604
1972 0.517% 44,513
1973 0.634% 54,932
1974 0.821% 71,690
1975 0.906% 79,739
1976 1.016% 90,287
1977 1.061% 95,328
1978 1.176% 106,816
1979 1.228% 112,924
1980 1.214% 113,017
1981 1.175% 110,674
1982 1.144% 108,967
1983 1.101% 106,109
1984 1.047% 101,950
1985 0.992% 97,569
1986 0.962% 95,600
1987 0.89% 89,231
1988 0.918% 92,867
1989 0.888% 90,710
1990 0.872% 89,842
1991 0.854% 88,742
1992 0.811% 84,940
1993 0.806% 85,165
1994 0.778% 82,787
1995 0.729% 78,234
1996 0.681% 73,523
1997 0.638% 69,413
1998 0.539% 58,990
1999 0.453% 49,783
2000 0.351% 38,712
2001 0.266% 29,433
2002 0.175% 19,437
2003 0.075% 8,303
2004 0.008% 905
2005 -0.038% -4,191
2006 -0.095% -10,518
2007 -0.168% -18,683
2008 -0.154% -17,055
2009 -0.174% -19,200
2010 -0.22% -24,226
2011 -0.308% -33,891
2012 -0.44% -48,289
2013 -0.458% -49,969
2014 -0.489% -53,105
2015 -0.551% -59,550
2016 -0.505% -54,248
2017 -0.568% -60,779
2018 -0.537% -57,137
2019 -0.58% -61,356
2020 -0.592% -62,228
2021 -0.685% -71,506
2022 -0.475% -49,282
2023 -0.368% -38,106
2024 -0.379% -39,007

Future Population Growth Rate of Greece (2024-2100)

Greece's population growth rate is projected to decrease in the future. According to the United Nation, it will drop from today's growth rate of -0.368% all the way down to -0.702% by the year 2100. The yearly downward trend is clearly visible from the charts and data below.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
2024 -0.379% -39,007
2025 -0.388% -39,839
2026 -0.393% -40,197
2027 -0.399% -40,629
2028 -0.403% -40,866
2029 -0.409% -41,316
2030 -0.411% -41,334
2031 -0.409% -41,008
2032 -0.415% -41,393
2033 -0.418% -41,503
2034 -0.422% -41,730
2035 -0.425% -41,861
2036 -0.428% -41,948
2037 -0.431% -42,055
2038 -0.437% -42,497
2039 -0.441% -42,702
2040 -0.453% -43,671
2041 -0.465% -44,577
2042 -0.481% -45,966
2043 -0.494% -46,980
2044 -0.507% -47,945
2045 -0.524% -49,272
2046 -0.54% -50,498
2047 -0.558% -51,917
2048 -0.577% -53,445
2049 -0.595% -54,757
2050 -0.62% -56,720
2051 -0.643% -58,409
2052 -0.665% -60,020
2053 -0.688% -61,661
2054 -0.708% -63,064
2055 -0.729% -64,456
2056 -0.752% -65,978
2057 -0.768% -66,878
2058 -0.785% -67,840
2059 -0.798% -68,399
2060 -0.807% -68,650
2061 -0.818% -69,027
2062 -0.821% -68,660
2063 -0.824% -68,400
2064 -0.827% -68,060
2065 -0.828% -67,631
2066 -0.826% -66,872
2067 -0.822% -66,004
2068 -0.821% -65,390
2069 -0.809% -63,915
2070 -0.799% -62,635
2071 -0.79% -61,376
2072 -0.776% -59,891
2073 -0.761% -58,271
2074 -0.749% -56,919
2075 -0.736% -55,475
2076 -0.719% -53,850
2077 -0.704% -52,290
2078 -0.689% -50,870
2079 -0.678% -49,677
2080 -0.663% -48,260
2081 -0.653% -47,240
2082 -0.645% -46,381
2083 -0.64% -45,704
2084 -0.633% -44,941
2085 -0.631% -44,499
2086 -0.631% -44,193
2087 -0.633% -44,056
2088 -0.636% -43,980
2089 -0.64% -44,007
2090 -0.648% -44,236
2091 -0.653% -44,298
2092 -0.661% -44,571
2093 -0.672% -45,009
2094 -0.681% -45,275
2095 -0.686% -45,320
2096 -0.691% -45,369
2097 -0.696% -45,365
2098 -0.698% -45,165
2099 -0.701% -45,028
2100 -0.702% -44,808

Why is the chart for future population growth rate mostly flat?

Predicting and projecting future population growth rate is extremely hard. Especially, the further you move into the future. Thus, the scientist and data collectors of the United Nations tend to add a flat number when reasonable projections can't be made.

Understanding Population Growth Rate: How Births, Deaths, and Migration Impact Population Size of Greece

Population growth rate is defined as the annual average rate of change of population size, for a given country, territory, or geographic area, during a specified period. It is considered an international standard for measuring population change. The United Nations uses population growth rate as one of the key indicators for measuring population trends, and for forecasting future population size. Part of that data is used on this page to visualize and explore historic and future population growth rate over time.

What is Population Growth Rate?

Population growth rate is a measure of how quickly a population is increasing or decreasing in size over time. It is expressed as a percentage of change over a time period. Most commonly, its typically messured on a yearly basis, allowing you to evaluate percentage on year over year basis. However, population growth rate can be applied and calculated on any timeframe.

  • Population growth rate is used to indicate population increase or decrease in size over time.
  • It is measured as a percentage of change, from previous to current population size.
  • It is often expressed as a yearly rate, but can be applied to any timeframe.
  • A positive population growth rate indicates that a population is increasing.
  • A negative population growth rate indicates that a population is decreasing.
  • Birth rate, death rate, and migration affect the population growth rate.
  • A high birth rate and low death rate will result in a high population growth rate.
  • A low birth rate and high death rate will result in a low population growth rate.
  • Net migration also affect the population growth rate of Greece.
  • Population growth rate is an important metric for demographic, environmental and economic forecasting.

How is Population Growth Rate calculated?

The population growth rate indicates the increase or decrease of a population in percent (%). The formula to calculate population growth rate can be used on any timeframe. In this case it indicates the population growth reate year over year, where a negative population growth rate is presented with red coloring and positive with green. The population growth rate of Greece is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

Population Growth Rate Formula

Population Growth Rate = New Population - Original Population / Original Population * 100

What Causes Population Growth Rate to Increase or Decrease?

Just like any other country or region, Greece's population growth rate is influenced by a variety of factors that causes it to increase or decrease.

Birth Rate

The number of births per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time affects population growth. Higher birth rates contribute to population growth, while lower birth rates slow down growth.

Death Rate

The number of deaths per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time also influences population growth. Higher death rates can reduce population growth, while lower death rates contribute to growth.

Total Fertility Rate

The average number of children born to women of childbearing age is known as the total fertility rate. Higher fertility rates can lead to population growth, while lower fertility rates can result in slower growth or even population decline.

Life Expectancy

The average number of years a person is expected to live affects population growth. Higher life expectancy can result in population growth, as people live longer and contribute to the population for a greater duration.

Immigration and Emigration

Migration patterns, including immigration (inflow of individuals from other countries) and emigration (outflow of individuals to other countries), can significantly impact population growth rates. Higher immigration rates can contribute to population growth, while high emigration rates can slow down growth.

Government Policies

Government policies related to family planning, healthcare, immigration, and social welfare can also influence population growth rates. For example, policies promoting contraception and family planning can lead to lower birth rates and slower growth.

Socioeconomic Factors

Factors such as economic development, education, and urbanization can affect population growth rates. Higher levels of education and economic opportunities often correlate with lower birth rates and slower population growth.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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