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Resident population increases more than 46 thousand people
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Resident population increases more than 46 thousand people - 2022
15 June 2023


On December 31st, 2022, the resident population in Portugal was estimated at 10,467,366 people, 46,249 more people than in 2021, increasing for the fourth consecutive year.

The increase in population in 2022 resulted from a net migration of 86,889 people (72,040 in 2021), which counterbalanced the negative natural balance, of -40,640 (-45,220 in 2021). These results translated into a crude rate of increase, a crude rate of net migration and a crude rate of natural increase of 0.44%, 0.83% and -0.39%, respectively.

In 2022 the number of children per woman at childbearing age increased to 1.43 children (1.35 in 2021), due to an increase in fertility.

Demographic ageing continued to increase. In 2022 the ageing ratio, which compares the population aged 65 and over (elderly population) with the population aged 0 to 14 (younger population), reached the value of 185.6 elderly people for every 100 young people (181.3 in 2021).

The median age of the resident population in Portugal, which corresponds to the age that divides the population into two groups of equal size, rose from 46.7 years in 2021 to 47.0 years in 2022.

See the Methodological note on the revision of the Provisional Resident Population Estimate series 2011-2020

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