List of European Union member states by population

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This is a list of European Union member states by population, which is sorted by the 2018 population figure as provided by Eurostat.[1]

Table[edit]

Rank Country 2018
population[Note 1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[Note 2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[Note 3]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1  Germany Increase 82,850,000 16.18 0.76 628,876 82,576,900 March 31, 2017 Official estimate
2  France Increase 66,992,000 13.12 0.40 265,557 67,187,000 December, 2018 Monthly official estimate
3  United Kingdom[Note 4] Increase 66,238,007 12.88 0.65 428,793 65,648,100 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
4  Italy Increase 60,483,973 11.84 -0.13 -76,001 60,494,000 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
5  Spain Increase 46,659,302 9.10 0.19 89,037 46,549,045 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
6  Poland Increase 37,976,687 7.43 0.02 5,756 38,426,000 July 31, 2017 Official estimate
7  Romania Decrease 19,523,621 3.82 -0.62 -121,252 19,638,309 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
8  Netherlands Increase 17,118,084 3.37 0.60 103,004 17,184,010 December 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
9  Belgium Increase 11,413,058 2.24 0.48 54,982 11,399,335 December 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
10  Greece Decrease 10,738,868 2.10 -0.25 -26,390 10,768,193 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
11  Czech Republic Increase 10,610,055 2.07 0.53 31,235 10,610,055 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
12  Portugal Steady 10,291,027 2.01 -0.31 -31,659 10,309,573 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
13  Sweden Increase 10,120,242 1.98 1.46 146,245 10,142,686 November 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
14  Hungary Increase 9,778,371 1.91 -0.33 -32,814 9,771,000 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
15  Austria Increase 8,822,267 1.74 0.95 83,578 8,823,054 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
16  Bulgaria Decrease 7,050,034 1.38 -0.73 -51,548 7,101,859 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
17  Denmark Increase 5,781,190 1.12 0.73 41,820 5,781,190 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
18  Finland Increase 5,513,130 1.08 0.29 16,036 5,516,224 December 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
19  Slovakia Increase 5,443,120 1.06 0.17 9,106 5,441,899 September 30, 2017 Official estimate
20  Ireland Increase 4,838,259 0.93 1.06 50,645 4,792,650 April 1, 2017 Official estimate
21  Croatia Steady 4,105,493 0.81 -0.87 -36,139 4,154,213 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
22  Lithuania Decrease 2,808,901 0.56 -1.41 -40,082 2,807,495 February 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
23  Slovenia Increase 2,066,880 0.40 0.08 1,708 2,065,890 October 1, 2017 Official estimate
24  Latvia Increase 1,934,379 0.38 -0.96 -18,661 1,929,900 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
25  Estonia Increase 1,319,133 0.26 -0.02 -309 1,318,705 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
26  Cyprus Increase 864,236 0.17 0.76 6,533 845,800 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
27  Luxembourg Increase 602,005 0.12 2.50 14,779 590,667 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
28  Malta Increase 475,701 0.09 1.39 6,114 460,297 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
Total 512,647,966 100.00 0.30 1,542,740 512,305,031

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Population on 1 January 2018 as provided by Eurostat
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection201/projection2016x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2017*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in a referendum on 23 June 2016 and is due to leave the EU on 30 March 2019

See also[edit]

  • ^ http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8102195/3-10072017-AP-EN.pdf/a61ce1ca-1efd-41df-86a2-bb495daabdab