The country’s population in 2011 is registered at 5.56 million, with a median age of 40.8.
(Source: National Statistics)
Denmark’s population increased from 5.41million in 2005 to 5.56 million in 2011.
In 2009, the poplation below 14 years of age constituted 18.2%. Men above 60 years of age made up 21.1% of total population, and women constituted 24.9%.
In 2010, 86.9% of the population ws classified as urban.
In 2010, 53.2% of the population were dependent.
(Source: undp pg: 180)
The life expectancy is 78.7 years
Under-5 Mortality Rate
In 2008, the under-5 mortality (per 1000 live births) was registered at 4.
Crude birth rate
In 2009, the crude birth rate was registered at 11 (per ‘000).
Denmark has is diverse in ethnicities. The population includes people of Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, Turkish, German, Polish, British, Iraqi, Iranian, Bosnian, Lebanese, Balkan, Pakistani, Somali and Afghani descent.
HDI (human development index)
The country was considered to have a ‘Very High Human Development’ ranking, it was considered 19th on the Human Development Index (HDI) 2010.
The country offers public welfare facilities such as rent subsidy, family allowances and child allowances. In 2009, 693,737 families benefited from the family allowance facility. (Source: National Statistics)
From 2008 to 2009, the number of residence permits granted to immigrants declined from 69.28% to 56.9%.
Citizens from Nordic region can reside, work and travel in Denmark without the mandate of a residence permit.
In 2010, immigrants, mainly from Turkey, Germany and Iraq, accounted for 7.5% of the population.
(Source: Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs, National Statistics)