1.1 Demography

1.1 Demography

  • Population
  • Population Development
  • On Index

Population

1.1 a. Population Development in Húsavík

This graph shows that the population in Húsavík decreased in 2011-2016 but started increasing again in 2016. The population is based on data from 1st of January each year.

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Population

1.1 b. Population in Central Area

Population in the central area decreased in 2011-2015 after which it started increasing again. Þingeyjarsveit stands out since population increased in 2014 and 2015 but decreased after that until 2017. Populatiion in the central area has increased again in 2019-2020.

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1.1 c. Comparison of Population Development

This graph shows the proportionate change in population. It is interesting to see that the proportionate increase in the central area is 5,05% between 2016 and 2017 and that the proportionate decrease in the eastern area is 5,31%. The western area mostly follows the same line as the whole country even though the increase there is less.

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1.1 d. Index, Comparison

This graph shows the population index in Iceland, the western area, the central area, and the eastern area. The year 2011 is used as zero and the index in that year 100. In 2011-2015, the central area index declined while increasing throughout the country as a whole and in the western area. From the year 2015, the population index has risen from 98.68 to 105.14 in the central area. It peaked at 114.07 in 2018.

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Population

1.1 e. Nationalities

This graph shows the increase in residents of foreign nationalities in Norðurþing, Skútustaðahreppur, Tjörneshreppur, and Þingeyjarsveit. You can see that in this data, Norðurþing is included as a whole. The population of foreign residents increased evenly from 2011 to 2016.  Between 2016 and 2017, the number of foreign residents increased by 258 and then an increase by 346 between 2017 and 2018. After the construction at Theistareykir Power Plant and the PCC Bakki Silicon plant, the number of residents of foreign nationalities has decreased and in 2020 there were a total of 738 foreign residents.

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1.1 f. Nationality

This graph shows that of residents with foreign nationalities most come from Poland. Thereafter comes Germany, Slovakia and finally residents from The Czech Republic. In 2020 people from Slovakia came in 4th when it came to the most populous foreign residents in the four municipalities in the central area.

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Population

1.1 g. Origin by Area

This graph shows the origin of foreign residents by area. Most come from countries in Eastern Europe.

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1.1 h. Immigrants in Excess of Emigrants

In 2011 immigrants were fewer than emigrants in all areas of comparison but in 2017 things have turned around so that emigrants are fewer than immigrants in all areas except the eastern area.

The data on immigrants and emigrants includes movements between areas, municipalities and countries. 

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Population Development

1.1 j. Central Area 2020

This graph shows the central area population's age and gender division in 2021. More men than women in most age groups. The effect of the period of operations that was obvious in the population pyramid in 2018 has subsided so that the middle section of the pyramid on the left side is the same shape as before the period of operations in Þeistareykir and Bakki. 

Since we only disclose the latest age pyramids and from five years before we have original data for pictures and processing available here below.

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Please note that data and calculations in these files also apply to all the population pyramids below.

 

Population Development

1.1 i. Central Area 2015

This graph shows the age and gender division in the Central Area in 2016. The youngest age groups are sparsely peopled and also the age group 30-39 years old. 

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid.

Population Development

1.1 l. Iceland 2020

In 2021 the youngest age groups are smaller than the ones before. The graph also shows that there are relatively more men in most age groups up until the oldest age groups.

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid. 

Population Development

1.1 k. Iceland 2015

The population pyramid for the whole country in 2016 shows signs of a little increase in the youngest age group and the age group that is considered of child-bearing age.

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid. 

Population Development

1.1 n. Western Area 2020

The youngest age groups are becoming smaller than others. The age groups considered to be of child-bearing age are still small. 

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid.

 

Population Development

1.1 m. Western Area 2015

In 2016, the youngest age groups seem rather populous in the western area despite the age groups considered to be of child-bearing age being small.

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid. 

 

1.1 i. Population Development

1.1 p. Eastern Area 2020

The younger age groups and age groups considered to be of child-bearing age are still small in 2021. The division between gender shows that there are more men in most age groups but there can be more women in the youngest and oldest age groups. 

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid.

Population Development

1.1 o. Eastern Area 2015

Division by age and gender in the eastern area shows that the youngest age groups are small along with age groups considered to be of child-bearing age. The gender gap in almost every age group, where there are more men than women, with a few exceptions, is also interesting.

Original data and processing can be found below the first population pyramid.

On Index

A new power station in Þeistareykir, industrial activity in Bakki and an increase in tourism can lead to changes in population in the North East and in individual municipalities, both during construction and the operating period of power station and companies in industry and tourism. It is therefore important to keep an eye on the population development. 

This index will report information on population as it is 1st of January each year, the total number of inhabitants along with age and gender division, origin and number of immigrants and emigrants.

Frequency

Data showing development in population will be imported yearly and should come no later than 15th of March. The numbers are based on population 1st of January each year.

Area

Data from the central, eastern and western areas, along with the whole of Iceland, will be compared.

Accountability

The project manager is responsible for acquiring the data and publishing it according to the publishing schedule.

Source Material

Data will be collected from Statistics Iceland.