2040: 6 Million Norwegians

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Statistics Norway (SSB) has released its latest population forecast, with SSB projections indicating that Norway’s population will surpass 6 million by year 2040.


Statistics Norway gave the updated population projection totals that reached until the end of the century. The projections indicate that Norway’s population growth will slow, and that in 15 years from now, there will be more elderly in this country than children & adolescents combined.

Marianne Tønnessen, SSB’s population researcher gave statement upon the new population projections, saying; “In recent years, Norway’s population has grown sharply, due to both high net immigration, relative high fertility, and few people of within the age brackets near death.’ –

“Population growth was at its highest in 2011 & 2012, but has sunk sharply,” said Tønnessen.

The agency extends their projected forecasts based on various assumptions.
The formula used to estimate Norway’s projected 6 million inhabitants is the result of SSB’s median option.

Twenty years after 2040, in year 2060, Norway will support about 6.5 million souls.If population growth climbs per SSB’s highest estimate; Norway’s total population could reach over 7.5 million about 40 years from now.


Norway’s fertility rate falls to less than 1.60 children per woman short term, rising to a long-term level of 1.76 children per woman

Life expectancy increases seven years longer for men and six years longer for women until 2060

Long term net immigration should see about 17,000 to 20,000 souls, compared to just over 21,000 immigrants in 2017


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