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Resident population in Portugal increases as a result of a positive migration growth - 2022
16 November 2023


In 2022, the resident population in Portugal was estimated at 10,467,366 people, representing an increase of 46,249 inhabitants compared to the previous year.

The number of live births was 83,671, following an increase of 5.1% compared to 2021 (79,582). The Total Fertility Rate rose to 1.43 children per woman (1.35 in 2021). The mean age of women at childbirth was 31.7 years, a figure close to that recorded in 2021 (31.8 years), while the mean age at first childbirth was 30.3 years (30.4 years in 2021).

The number of deaths was 124,311, 0.4% less than in 2021 (124,841). The number of infant deaths was 217, 24 more than in 2021. The infant mortality rate increased to 2.6 deaths per thousand live births (2.4 ‰ in 2021).

In 2022, 36,952 marriages were celebrated in Portugal, 27,2% more than in the previous year (29,057). The mean age at first marriage stood at 35.1 years for men and 33.7 years for women (34.3 years and 32.9 years, respectively, in 2021).

The number of dissolved marriages due to the death of one of the spouses decreased 1.4% compared to 2021 (678 less than in 2021) and the number of dissolved marriages by divorce increased 6.9% (1,185 more than in 2021). The mean age at divorce was 49.1 years for men and 46.7 years for women.

It is estimated that, in 2022, 117,843 permanent immigrants have entered Portugal, 21.3% more than in 2021 (97,119), and that 30,954 permanent emigrants have left, 23.4% more than in 2021 (25,079). The migration balance was positive (86,889) for the sixth consecutive year.

In 2022, 46,229 foreigners acquired Portuguese citizenship, a number 15.2% lower than in 2021 (54,537): 20,844 acquisitions were attributed to foreigners residing in Portugal and 25,385 to residents abroad.

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