List of European Union member states by population

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Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
Date Source
1  Germany 81,172,000 16.01 0.33 271,000 207 80,767,000 December 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
2  United Kingdom 64,915,000 12.80 0.63 406,000 110 64,105,700 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
3  France 64,352,000 12.69 0.47 298,000 149 66,092,000 January 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
4  Italy 61,037,000 12.04 0.50 305,000 138 60,782,897 August 31, 2014 Monthly official estimate
5  Spain 46,335,000 9.14 -0.28 -129,000 - 46,464,053 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
6  Poland 38,530,000 7.60 0.06 23,000 1,161 38,496,000 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
7  Romania 19,822,000 3.91 -0.41 -81,000 - 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
8  Netherlands 16,946,000 3.34 0.39 66,000 178 16,912,700 February 1, 2015 Official population clock
9  Belgium 11,274,000 2.22 0.55 62,000 126 11,237,963 December 1, 2014 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 10,521,000 2.08 -0.09 -10,000 - 10,528,477 September 30, 2014 Official estimate
12  Portugal 10,311,000 2.03 -0.56 -58,000 - 10,427,301 2013 Official estimate
13  Hungary 9,838,000 1.94 -0.26 -26,000 - 9,877,365 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
14  Sweden 9,806,000 1.93 1.11 108,000 63 9,743,087 November 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
15  Austria 8,617,000 1.70 0.69 59,000 101 8,572,895 October 1, 2014 Official estimate
16  Bulgaria 7,185,000 1.42 -0.57 -41,000 - 7,245,677 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
17  Denmark 5,676,000 1.12 0.48 27,000 145 5,655,750 October 1, 2014 Official estimate
18  Finland 5,487,000 1.08 0.46 25,000 152 5,472,421 November 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
19  Slovakia 5,420,000 1.07 0.11 6,000 626 5,415,949 September 30, 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 2,911,000 0.57 -0.75 -22,000 - 2,921,920 January 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
23  Slovenia 2,067,000 0.41 0.19 4,000 358 2,063,770 February 1, 2015 Official population clock
24  Latvia 1,980,000 0.39 -0.85 -17,000 - 1,988,400 January 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
25  Estonia 1,315,000 0.26 0.46 6,000 152 1,312,252 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
26  Cyprus 876,000 0.17 0.46 4,000 151 865,900 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
27  Luxembourg 570,000 0.11 2.52 14,000 28 549,700 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
28  Malta 425,000 0.08 0.47 2,000 147 417,432 November 20, 2011 2011 census result
Total 507,017,000 100.00 0.26 1,293,000 271

Notes[edit]

  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).

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