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Iceland


    • Population:
      265,998 (July 1995 est.)

        note:
        population data estimates based on average growth rate may differ slightly from official population data because of volatile migration rates

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        24% (female 31,482; male 32,912)

        15-64 years:
        65% (female 84,559; male 87,089)

        65 years and over:
        11% (female 16,554; male 13,402) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.92% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      15.85 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.7 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      4 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        78.98 years

        male:
        76.69 years

        female:
        81.39 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      2.06 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Icelander(s)

        adjective:
        Icelandic

    • Ethnic divisions:
      homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norwegians and Celts

    • Religions:
      Evangelical Lutheran 96%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, none 1% (1988)

    • Languages:
      Icelandic

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1976 est.)

        total population:
        100%

    • Labor force:
      127,900

        by occupation:
        commerce, transportation, and services 60.0%, manufacturing 12.5%, fishing and fish processing 11.8%, construction 10.8%, agriculture 4.0% (1990)






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