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Greece Population
 
 
 

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The population of Greece in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 10,976,000, which placed it as number 72 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 17% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 15% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 97 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 0.14%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 10,944,000. The population density in 2002 was 83 per sq km (215 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 60% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Athens, had a population of 3,112,000 in that year. Another major urban area is Thessaloniki with a metropolitan population of 1,083,000. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 0.4%.

Overview

Population:
10,706,290 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 14.3% (male 789,637/female 742,535)
15-64 years: 66.7% (male 3,565,237/female 3,570,630)
65 years and over: 19% (male 895,384/female 1,142,867) (2007 est.)

Median age:
total: 41.2 years
male: 40 years
female: 42.3 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.163% (2007 est.)

Birth rate:
9.62 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate:
10.33 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate:
2.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.063 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.998 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.783 male(s)/female
total population: 0.962 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.34 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.87 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 79.38 years
male: 76.85 years
female: 82.06 years (2007 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.35 children born/woman (2007 est.)


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