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Chtimi: I would like to know how much of the growth rate (of those European countries which are increasing in population) is based on natural increase and how much is based on immigration. Can you break down those numbers for me please.

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Chtimi: I would like to know how much of the growth rate (of those European countries which are increasing in population) is based on natural increase and how much is based on immigration. Can you break down those numbers for me please.

I had proposed the example of Spain because it is amazing.

The population of Spain augmented of 2 427 000 from 1999 to 2003 (+ 6,1 %). That's due at an important immigration of about + 500 000 persons the year. The part of the natural increase is + 194 000 with a fertility of 1,25 child/woman less than Germany (1,35), however the German natural increase is negative (- 507 000). But in Spain the mortality rate is low.

Life expectancy (men / women). Eurostat.

1993

Germany 72.7 / 79.2

Spain 73.9 / 81

2003

Germany 75.5 (est) / 81.3

Spain 77.2 (est) / 83.7 (35 in 1900)

Birthrate. Ined, ODE.

1998 / 2002

Germany : 9.6 / 8.7

Spain : 9.2 / 8.9

Mortality rate.

2000 / 2002

Germany : 10.2 / 10.2

Spain : 9.0 / 8.9

Difference 2002

Germany : -1.5

Spain : 0

Number of births, 2002 / of demises 2002 / balance

Germany 719 250 / 841 673 / - 122 423

Spain 411 513 / 365 751 / + 45 762

Here we see how much the discernment between the birth and mortality rates can be important and your request, RiversideGator, is interesting. :)

Thus, the strong increase of Spain in population (+ 2 621 000, total from 1999 to 2003) is due at an important immigration (92.6 %) and also at a low mortality rate which make the natural increase positive and accompanies the positive migration balance.

Austria (+ 132 000) The fertility too low (1,36 child/woman) and an balanced natural increase (78 399 births / 76 131 demises in 2002) are compensated by a high migratory growth (+ 1.6 %) which represents 97 % of the total increase in the period 1999-2003.

Belgium (+ 182 000). 1.63 child/woman. Equilibrated natural increase (111 225 births / 105 642 demises in 2002). The migratory balance represents 77.5 % of the total growth between 1999 and 2003.

Cyprus (+ 48 000), is close to the Spanish case but with a fertility of 1.6 child/woman (8 862 births / 5 810 demises) and an important immigration : + 4,8 % (66.75 % of the total increase from 1999 to 2003).

Denmark (+ 84 000). Fertility of 1.74 child/woman, and balanced natural increase (64 149 births / 58 610 demises). The migration represents 57.1 % of the increase from 1999 to 2003.

Finland (+ 60 000) Its fertility (1.74 child/woman) is accompanied by the natural increase (55 555 births / 49 418 demises in 2002). The migratory balance represents only 38.3 % of the total increase.

France (+ 1 539 000) Its fertility of 1,87 is accompanied by a high life expectancy (m 77/ w 84). The natural increase is positive (761 630 births / 534 183 deceases in 2002). The immigration is restricted since the terrorists attacks in the 90's that's why it represents only 10 % of the total increase from 1999 to 2003.

Greece (+ 156 000) has a fertility of 1.27 child/woman and a negative natural increase (103 569 births / 103 915 demises in 2002). The increase comes obviously from immigration (+ 162 000).

Ireland (+ 292 000). All the stats are positive. The fertility of 1.94 and the natural increase (60 521 births / 29 381 demises in 2002) are due to the prohibition of abortion. The migratory balance represents 53.42 % of the total increase in the period 1999-2003. Many immigrants are Irish American , also Canadians who run from the taxes.

Italy (+ 1 239 000) compensates its negative natural increase by an important immigration (1 347 000). The fertility (1.25) is the same than spain but the natural increase is negative (538 198 births / 557 393 demises), the country is the oldest (19 % of people are 65 years old and more) and the less young (14 % are 15 years old and less).

Luxembourg (+ 24 000). Its fertility of 1,68 is accompanied by a positive natural increase (5 345 births / 3 744 demises). 66,7 % of the total increase is based on immigration.

Malta (+ 21 000). Like Cyprus. Fertility of 1.61 (3 805 births / 3 031 demises). The immigration augments of 4.3 % the total population between 1999 and 2003, representing 76.2 % of the total increase in this period.

The Netherlands (+ 498 000) have positive fertility (1.71) and migration (38.15 %). The part of the migration is become least than before. Now the natural increase represents 61.9 % of the total growth in the period 1999-2004 (202 083 births / 142 355 demises in 2002).

Portugal (+ 344 000). The growth is essentially due to the important immigration from Brasil and Africa (82 % of the total growth), because the natural increase is limited (114 383 births / 106 258 demises in 2002).

Sweden (+ 121 000) has a negative natural increase during the period (95 815 births / 95 009 demises in 2002, but 91 466 births / 93 752 demises in 2001). The growth is based on immigration.

United-Kingdom (+ 1 234 000), the increase is due at an addition of fertility (1.66) a positive natural increase (668 777 births in 2002 / 606 216 demises) and an important immigration (882 000 = 71.5 %).

Growth based on immigration with a low or negative natural increase :

Austria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden.

Growth based on immigration with a mean or high natural increase :

Belgium, Spain.

Growth based on natural increase with a mean or important immigration :

Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, United Kingdom.

Growth based on natural increase with a least part from immigration :

France.

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the population projections (Eurostat, 8 april 2005)

European Union (25 countries) 1,000.

2004 : 456 815

2015 : 467 307

2025 : 470 057

2050 : 449 831

In Eurostat, they have a drink behind the tie :rolleyes:

The last result (25 oct 2005) for the UE (25 countries) announces : 459 485 800 this 1 jan 2005.

The 467 307 000 people will be attained before 2015 (in the current borders), maybe in 2008 !!!

Total population increase 1.1.2004 to 1.1.2005

India + 15 282 1000

China + 7 408 900

United States + 2 695 800

European Union + 2 296 900

Japan + 101 400

Russia - 694 000

Total population (percent change 2004>2005)

Germany 82 500 800 (- 0.04)

France 60 561 200 (+ 0.60)

United Kingdom 60 034 500 (+ 0.56)

Italy 58 462 400 (+ 0.99)

Spain 43 038 000 (+ 1.62)

Poland 38 173 800 (- 0.04)

Netherlands 16 305 500 (+ 0.29)

Greece 11 073 000 (+ 0.29)

Portugal 10 529 300 (+ 0.52)

Belgium 10 445 900 (+ 0.47)

Czech Republic 10 445 900 (+ 0.09)

Hungary 10 097 500 (- 0.19)

Sweden 9 011 400 (+ 0.40)

Austria 8 206 500 (+ 0.81)

Denmark 5 411 400 (+ 0.25)

Slovakia 5 384 800 (+ 0.09)

Finland 5 236 600 (+ 0.32)

Ireland 4 109 200 (+ 2)

Lituania 3 425 300 (- 0.6)

Latvia 2 306 400 (- 0.55)

Slovenia 1 997 600 (+ 0.06)

Estonia 1 347 000 (- 0.3)

Cyprus 749 200 (+ 2.54)

Luxembourg 455 000 (+ 0.75)

Malta 402 700 (+ 0.7)

Due to the natural increase (rate 2004>2005 due to the natural increase)

France 256 200 (+ 0.42)

United Kingdom 131 200 (+ 0.22)

Spain 82 600 (+ 0.19)

Netherlands 57 500 (+ 0.35)

Ireland 35 100 (+ 0.86)

Italy 15 900 (+ 0.03)

Belgium 14 000 (+ 0.13)

Sweden 10 400 (+ 0.12)

Finland 10 200 (+ 0.19)

Denmark 8 600 (+ 0.16)

Portugal 7 000 (+ 0.07)

Austria 4 700 (+ 0.06)

Cyprus 3 100 (+ 0.42)

Luxembourg 1 900 (+ 0.41)

Slovakia 1 900 (+ 0.04)

Malta 900 (+ 0.22)

Slovenia - 700 (- 0.04)

Greece - 2 500 (- 0.02)

Estonia - 3 800 (- 0.28)

Poland - 7 400 (- 0.02)

Czech Republic - 9 500 (- 0.09)

Lituania - 10 900 (- 0.32)

Latvia - 11 700 (- 0.51)

Hungary - 37 400 (- 0.37)

Germany - 112 600 (- 0.14)

Due to the migrations (rate due to the migrations)

Spain 610 100 (+ 1.43)

Italy 558 200 (+ 0.96)

United Kingdom 203 600 (+ 0.34)

France 105 000 (+ 0.17)

Germany 81 800 (+ 0.10)

Austria 61 700 (+ 0.76)

Portugal 47 600 (+ 0.45)

Ireland 46 400 (+ 1.14)

Belgium 35 400 (+ 0.34)

Greece 34 900 (+ 0.32)

Sweden 25 300 (+ 0.34)

Czech Republic 18 600 (+ 0.18)

Hungary 18 200 (+ 0.18)

Cyprus 15 700 (+ 2.13)

Finland 6 700 (+ 0.13)

Denmark 5 200 (+ 0.10)

Slovakia 2 900 (+ 0.05)

Malta 1 900 (+ 0.48)

Slovenia 1 900 (+ 0.09)

Luxembourg 1 500 (+ 0.34)

Estonia - 200 (- 0.02)

Latvia - 1 100 (- 0.05)

Poland - 9 400 (- 0.02)

Lituania - 9 600 (- 0.28)

Netherlands - 10 000 (- 0.06)

Basically the demographic changes in the central and eastern EU countries are better, except for Germany, Latvia and Lituania.

Poland reduces its lost of population

Polish natural increase 2003 : - 0.4 / 2004 : - 0.2

Migrations 2003 : - 0.4 / 2004 : - 0.2

The Slovakian stats are quite positive now.

Slovakian natural increase 2003 : - 0.1 / 2004 : + 0.4

Migrations 2003 : + 0.3 / 2004 : + 0.5

Total population increase 2003 : + 0.2 / 2004 : + 0.9

The great surprise comes from the Netherlands and its negative migratory balance : - 10 000.

For this year the Netherlands joins France in the 4th class (at the end of my precedent post).

Malta exceeds 400,000 people.

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Wow! Great research, Chtimi. Thank you very much for compiling those statistics for us. This is a particularly interesting subject today with the demographic changes occuring in Europe (i.e. Muslims increasing rapidly while native Europeans decrease in numbers) and has ramifications which will last long into the future. I wonder how much of the natural increase within the nations above is from the traditional Europeans have kids and how much is from the more recent immigrants having kids. Europeans just dont seem to have enough kids to replace themselves (not to mention to increase) for whatever reason. Good luck Europe! :)

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Riverside,

In places like Iceland, Scandinavia, and Britain.. people are not having enough children to replace themselves, but it is nothing ot worry about. For example, the fertility rate (number of children born to a woman throughout her life. 2.1 is needed to keep the population stable.. assuming .1 will die before they can give birth.) in Sweden is somewhere around 1.7 or 1.8.. so very every 200 parents there will be 170-180 children.

The problem is much worse in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, where the fertility rate is 1.3. If this rate were to continue, 200 parents today would give brith to 130 children, and they in turn would have only 85 children and them only 55 children. Germany's population without immigration would fall to a paltry 55 million by 2050 and to 30 million by 2100. (So, when the numbers say 73 million, they're counting on a new baby boom AND sustained immigration, which is not very high in Germany).

The problem is worst in Italy, Spain, and the eastern countries, where the fertility rate is 1.1 or even lower in some places (.8 in east Germany, and some parts of Spain).

This means 200 parents means 110 kids, which in turns only 60 kids from this generation. If this trend were to continue in Italy (which it won't), Italy's population would fall from 58 million in 2000 to 10 million by 2100.

This is all compared with a fertility rate of 2.1 in United States, where the population is expected to grow from 282 million in 2000 to 440 million by 2050... and most of hte growth will take place in the south and west (Which, I'm certainly not complaining about :) )

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This should all be compared to a global fertility rate of 2.7, the lowest in recorded history, and probably the lowest in human history.

Even in 1960, the rate was 5 children per woman. U.N population projections (medium range, the ones that are reported on in the news) all count on the rate to continue it's fast slide downward to 2.1 and then suddenly stop and stay there. So, the world population will grow to 9 billion and then level off.

I personally am more likely to believe in the lower estimates which call for a fall of fertility rate to 1.7 or so before slowly rising again. This would put the world population at about 8 billion in 2050, when the world population would begin to fall, probably indefinitely.

Every year, more and more countries are added to the list of nations with below replacement level (2.1) fertility rates. Only one has risen back after falling (the U.S.)

It's too early to tell what population will do, but if current trends continue, the world population will likely level off in the lifetime of those children born today and ultimately begin to fall.

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Snowguy: The more affluent the third world becomes, the more the birth rate will fall. This has been the clear trend among industrialized countries. Rural, poor nations have higher birthrates (perhaps because farmers want the free labor that children provide) while richer nations have fewer as the economic benefits of children tend to become even to or outweighed (at least in the short run) by the benefits of remaining childless. Personally, I always thought it extremely shortsighted to have no children. After all, who would you rather have care for you in your old age? A relative or a stranger?

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Snowguy: The more affluent the third world becomes, the more the birth rate will fall. This has been the clear trend among industrialized countries. Rural, poor nations have higher birthrates (perhaps because farmers want the free labor that children provide) while richer nations have fewer as the economic benefits of children tend to become even to or outweighed (at least in the short run) by the benefits of remaining childless. Personally, I always thought it extremely shortsighted to have no children. After all, who would you rather have care for you in your old age? A relative or a stranger?

A stranger, if he's paid. :whistling:

But I think the new generations are less ingrate, and the senior people are more and more resourceful.

Perhaps a new phenomenon starts in France. I call it the "papy rush", "la ru

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Like Riverside I hope the European situation will improve again. Snowguy is right to distinguish the countries because in fact each one has specific tendancies (and inside the countries), also for France which I know well. Then I bring informations for your study.

These are some stats, all from Insee.

The population at the beginning of the year, and also in the middle of the year for metropolitan France (96 departements) and the 4 overseas departements.

Census in 1999 and 2004, published by the Insee, february 2005.

Population, France, 1st january

1995 : 59 315 100

1999 : 60 158 500

2000 : 60 481 600

2001 : 60 853 100

2002 : 61 235 900

2003 : 61 615 300

2004 : 61 984 000

2005 : 62 370 800

Population, France in middle of year (natural growth) assessed migratory balance

1985 : 56 600 000 (+ 236 100) + 42 000

1990 : 58 171 400 (+ 259 400) + 77 000

1995 : 59 418 700 (+ 219 300) + 42 000

1999 : 60 320 100 (+ 229 200) + 61 000

2000 : 60 667 400 (+ 267 500) + 71 000

2001 : 61 044 500 (+ 262 900) + 87 000

2002 : 61 425 600 (+ 249 500) + 97 000

2003 : 61 799 600 (+ 233 800) + 102 000

2004 : 62 177 400 (+ 279 300) + 108 000

The immigration from Northern Europe is more and more important, above all from United Kingdom.

2004 is one of the most important growth ever happened in France. The rhythm since 2000 looks like those before 1974.

75 millions people in 2050 are now imaged by politicians (in order to avoid for instance the lack of housing), but at this moment the Insee keeps its projection made in 1999 (64 millions).

These projections are difficult, one can't estimate the population in 2050 from the evolution of the 5 last years. However, everyone are agree to say the 64 millions will be surpassed before. According to Guy Desplanques (Insee director) the current tendancy can reach about 70 millions inhabitants by 2050. New official projections possibly in 2006.

Life expectancy

year : men / women (difference M / W)

1994 : 73.6 / 81.8 (8.2)

2000 : 75.2 / 82.8 (7.6)

2004 : 76.7 / 83.8 (7.1)

mortality

1985 : 9.9 / 1,000

1990 : 9.2

1995 : 9.1

2000 : 8.9

2005 : 8.3

fertility (children per woman)

1994 : 1.683

1996 : 1.750

1999 : 1.809

2004 : 1.916

These results are contested by some demographers who evaluates the current fertility at 2.1 or quasi (Ined).

The part from the foreign population is about 0.1 in the total. The foreigns tend to have the same fertily rate than the nationals. The fertility rate of Asian or African women is decreasing while the European women's rate is increasing, that's why the portugueses have more children in France than in Portugal.

The European fertility rate - albeit a low one (~ 1.5), is growing too.

But socially there's a difference between Germany and France, in Germany the working mothers are still regarded as bad mothers, in France a working mother is regarded as great. Also the French mothers are assured in their professional life because the children enter the school at the age of two or three.

The rural areas are more fertile than the cities, officially : 2.0.

The French population increases in both rural and urban zones.

Villages of 0 to 500 inhabitants : + 1.03 % between 1999 and 2003

500 to 1 000 : + 1.2 %

1 000 to 2 000 : + 1.1 %

Cities of 2 000 to 5 000 inhabitants : + 0.84 %

5 000 to 10 000 : + 0.52 %

10 000 to 20 000 : + 0.21 %

20 000 to 50 000 : + 0.07 %

50 000 to 100 000 : + 0.28 %

100 000 to 200 000 : + 0.28 %

more than 200 000 : + 0.46 %

Now, figure that France is divided in three main demographic zones :

- The "iron belt", principally north-east,

- The "sun belt", south and west,

- The "Bassin parisien" (Paris - Ile-de-France and its domain of influence).

Total growth rate. Insee, published 1-1-2005.

Name of the region (yearly percent change 1990-1998) idem 1999-2003

* Languedoc-Roussillon (0.90) 1.40

* Midi-Pyr

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Updating from Insee for the french municipalities.

name of the city (population census 1999) population 2004

Paris (2 125 246) 2 142 800

Marseille (798 430) 795 600

Lyon (445 452) 468 300

Toulouse (390 350) 426 700

Nice (342 738) 339 000

Nantes (270 251) 276 200

Strasbourg (264 115) 273 100

Montpellier (225 392) 244 700

Bordeaux (215 363) 229 500

Lille (184 657) 222 400

Rennes (206 229) 209 100

This was the results for january 2004, we have last results for municipalities in july 2004, stats from Insee :

Paris : 2 144 700

Marseille : 808 700

Lyon : 465 300

Toulouse : 431 500

Nice : 347 100

Nantes : 280 600

Strasbourg : 272 800

Montpellier : 244 100

Bordeaux : 229 900

Lille : 226 800

Rennes : 210 200

Reims : 184 400

Le Havre : 184 000

Saint-Etienne : 176 800

Toulon : 168 100

Grenoble : 157 500

Angers : 152 500

Dijon : 151 200

Brest : 145 700

Le Mans : 145 300

Yearly increase in the PACA's main communes (PACA refers to the region Provence-Alpes-C

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Yes, Norway isn't actually overcrowded...;) But the population increase is today one of the highest in Europa, and we may pass Denmark and Finland in a few years.

And here are all cities over 10 000 in Iceland:

Reykjavik, 113 387 (estimated 31.12.2003) (177 890 in metro)

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Berlin is the fourth largest city in Europe....I knew it was once the second largest before WWII but didn't realize it retains a respectable position. :thumbsup:

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I thought Paris was bigger than that...it must be the city proper as some have mentioned. I also thought Zurich was much bigger than the figures mentioned here.

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Hello this is my first thread, I just want to correct a few numbers so her goes. Icelanders are now over 300.000, we passed the 299.999 mark earlier this year. If you are talking abut the metropolitan area of Reykjav

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Last stats for Belgium. (Institut National de Statistiques)

Administrative hierarchy :

Kingdom > Region > Province > Arrondissement > Commune.

Kingdom and the three federal regions :

Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest

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These projections are difficult, one can't estimate the population in 2050 from the evolution of the 5 last years. However, everyone are agree to say the 64 millions will be surpassed before. According to Guy Desplanques (Insee director) the current tendancy can reach about 70 millions inhabitants by 2050. New official projections possibly in 2006.

In a recent article, the Boston Globe (July 16, 2006) said that "the France's population will grow by 4.3 percent" from today to 2050. It refers to the previous projections made in 1999. The new projections are published now : metropolitan France's population will grow by 14.75 %, not 4.3.

criteria (central projection 1999) central projection 2006

Metropolitan France's population 1/1/2050 (64 millions) 70 millions

Proportion of population aged of more than 60 years (35 %) 32 %

Year (population 1,000) 0-19 rate / + than 60 rate

1950 (41 647) 30,1 / 16,2

1990 (56 577) 27,8 / 19

2000 (58 796) 25,6 / 20,6

2005 (60 702) 24,9 / 20,8

2010 (62 302) 24,3 / 22,7

2025 (66 123) 23,1 / 27,9

2050 (69 961) 21,9 / 31,9

The ageing of the population is inevitable, but the population doesn't decline during this period, nor the absolute number of the persons aged of less than 20 years old, 15.3 millions (15.1 millions in 2005), only the "low fertility" hypothesis presents a decrease of the population since 2040.

Variants (population 1,000) 0-19 rate / + than 60 rate

Central scenario (69 961) 21,9 / 31,9

Low fertility (65 886) 19,7 / 33,9

Hight fertility (74 219) 24,1 / 30

Insee, july 2006.

Extrapolating directly from these stats, the French population in 2050 with the 4 overseas departements will be of about 72 millions, Paris could have 13.5 millions people in the current limits of its metropolitan area and 18 millions in its urban space.

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I thought Paris was bigger than that...it must be the city proper as some have mentioned. I also thought Zurich was much bigger than the figures mentioned here.

Of course Paris is not limited to its munipality. Although this city can't work with its suburbs, the President of the region

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I never pay much attention to "city proper" populations. They never seem to refer to what I think of as the city.

We haven't recent detailed results for the whole metro areas. Only those concerning the communes of less than 10,000 inhabitants.

In 2005, 56 % of the French population lived in a metropolitan area, 9 % in the interstitial area defined by the simultaneous attractiveness of two metro areas. So, 35 % of the population lived out from a metro area's influence.

1990-1999 period :

The population of the communes of less than 10,000 inhabitants had augmented (+ 0.5 % the year) a bit faster than the national population (+ 0.4 % in metropolitan France). The maximum was in the zone of direct influence from the urban areas. (+ 1 % in the "periurban crowns") while the further regions were steady (+ 0.1%).

Since 1999 :

The growth is accelerating and extends more and more from the urban cores.

The communes of less than 10,000 inhabitants has almost doubled their rhythm of growth : + 0.9 % / year, between 1999 and 2005.

The communes of less than 2 000 inhabitants have the best increase. Particularly the communes of less than 500 inhabitants which have tripled their increase from + 0.3 % (1990-1999) to 1 % (1999-2005).

The yearly average change for the rural communes : + 1.1 % since 1999 (+ 0.5 % before).

Yearly population change rate in the communes of less than 10,000 inhabitants.

Category of communes (1990 to 1999) 1999-2005.

Communes between 2 000 and 10 000 inhabitants (0.6) 0.7

Region with an urban dominant* (0.8) 1.1

Region with a rural dominant (0.1) 0.7

* It means metro area + "multipolarized communes" (attracted by two or more metropolitan areas)

Multipolarized communes (0.6) 1.2

The urban sprawl is also studied according to the distance from the center.

Population change in the communes of less than 10,000 inhabitants.

number of km (8 km ~ 5 mi) from the center : yearly % variation.

1990-1999 period

10 km : 0.35

15 : 0.80

25 : 0.75

35 : 0.49

40 : 0.53

45 : 0.35

50 : 0.30

Since 1999

10 km : 0.80

15 : 1.05

25 : 1.20

35 : 1.04

40 : 1.12

45 : 0.80

50 : 0.75

The major increase was at 15 km in 1990-1999, since 1999 it is at 25 km. Between 35 and 50 km the rate has doubled. The difference between the two results augments with the distance and reach about 0.5 % between 20 km and 50 km.

In total, the periurbanization is the main contribution to the general growth.

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European cities' built-up areas.

I hesitated to bring these following stats because too much countries are not available in the Geopolis database where I found them. However it's interesting to know which city is larger, which is densier.

The available countries are : Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.

Ranked according to the built-up areas.

City (urban area's population in 2000) built-up area km

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From these stats (see above) select the cities of more than 500,000 inhabitants to know which is larger or densier. Unfortunately some large cities like Moscow, London, Athens, Warsaw, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Sofia etc. are not available.

These are the cities :

Essen, Germany : 10 015 085

Paris, France : 9 849 666

Madrid, Spain : 4 790 936

Bruxelles / Brussels, Belgium : 4 424 313

Barcelona, Spain : 4 041 909

Berlin, Germany : 3 742 024

Milano, Italy : 3 760 737

Rotterdam, Netherlands : 3 262 899

Napoli, Italy : 2 887 633

Roma, Italy : 2 718 361

Lisboa, Portugal : 2 344 824

Budapest, Hungary : 2 295 848

Hamburg, Germany : 2 232 255

Bucuresti, Romania : 2 127 944

Wien, Austria : 1 868 850

Lille, France : 1 696 443

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Total population increase 1.1.2004 to 1.1.2005

India + 15 282 1000

China + 7 408 900

United States + 2 695 800

European Union + 2 296 900

Japan + 101 400

Russia - 694 000

Total population (percent change 2004>2005)

Germany 82 500 800 (- 0.04)

France 60 561 200 (+ 0.60)

United Kingdom 60 034 500 (+ 0.56)

Italy 58 462 400 (+ 0.99)

Spain 43 038 000 (+ 1.62)

Poland 38 173 800 (- 0.04)

Netherlands 16 305 500 (+ 0.29)

Greece 11 073 000 (+ 0.29)

Portugal 10 529 300 (+ 0.52)

Belgium 10 445 900 (+ 0.47)

Czech Republic 10 445 900 (+ 0.09)

Hungary 10 097 500 (- 0.19)

Sweden 9 011 400 (+ 0.40)

Austria 8 206 500 (+ 0.81)

Denmark 5 411 400 (+ 0.25)

Slovakia 5 384 800 (+ 0.09)

Finland 5 236 600 (+ 0.32)

Ireland 4 109 200 (+ 2)

Lituania 3 425 300 (- 0.6)

Latvia 2 306 400 (- 0.55)

Slovenia 1 997 600 (+ 0.06)

Estonia 1 347 000 (- 0.3)

Cyprus 749 200 (+ 2.54)

Luxembourg 455 000 (+ 0.75)

Malta 402 700 (+ 0.7)

Due to the natural increase (rate 2004>2005 due to the natural increase)

France 256 200 (+ 0.42)

United Kingdom 131 200 (+ 0.22)

Spain 82 600 (+ 0.19)

Netherlands 57 500 (+ 0.35)

Ireland 35 100 (+ 0.86)

Italy 15 900 (+ 0.03)

Belgium 14 000 (+ 0.13)

Sweden 10 400 (+ 0.12)

Finland 10 200 (+ 0.19)

Denmark 8 600 (+ 0.16)

Portugal 7 000 (+ 0.07)

Austria 4 700 (+ 0.06)

Cyprus 3 100 (+ 0.42)

Luxembourg 1 900 (+ 0.41)

Slovakia 1 900 (+ 0.04)

Malta 900 (+ 0.22)

Slovenia - 700 (- 0.04)

Greece - 2 500 (- 0.02)

Estonia - 3 800 (- 0.28)

Poland - 7 400 (- 0.02)

Czech Republic - 9 500 (- 0.09)

Lituania - 10 900 (- 0.32)

Latvia - 11 700 (- 0.51)

Hungary - 37 400 (- 0.37)

Germany - 112 600 (- 0.14)

Due to the migrations (rate due to the migrations)

Spain 610 100 (+ 1.43)

Italy 558 200 (+ 0.96)

United Kingdom 203 600 (+ 0.34)

France 105 000 (+ 0.17)

Germany 81 800 (+ 0.10)

Austria 61 700 (+ 0.76)

Portugal 47 600 (+ 0.45)

Ireland 46 400 (+ 1.14)

Belgium 35 400 (+ 0.34)

Greece 34 900 (+ 0.32)

Sweden 25 300 (+ 0.34)

Czech Republic 18 600 (+ 0.18)

Hungary 18 200 (+ 0.18)

Cyprus 15 700 (+ 2.13)

Finland 6 700 (+ 0.13)

Denmark 5 200 (+ 0.10)

Slovakia 2 900 (+ 0.05)

Malta 1 900 (+ 0.48)

Slovenia 1 900 (+ 0.09)

Luxembourg 1 500 (+ 0.34)

Estonia - 200 (- 0.02)

Latvia - 1 100 (- 0.05)

Poland - 9 400 (- 0.02)

Lituania - 9 600 (- 0.28)

Netherlands - 10 000 (- 0.06)

Basically the demographic changes in the central and eastern EU countries are better, except for Germany, Latvia and Lituania.

Poland reduces its lost of population

Polish natural increase 2003 : - 0.4 / 2004 : - 0.2

Migrations 2003 : - 0.4 / 2004 : - 0.2

The Slovakian stats are quite positive now.

Slovakian natural increase 2003 : - 0.1 / 2004 : + 0.4

Migrations 2003 : + 0.3 / 2004 : + 0.5

Total population increase 2003 : + 0.2 / 2004 : + 0.9

The great surprise comes from the Netherlands and its negative migratory balance : - 10 000.

For this year the Netherlands joins France in the 4th class (at the end of my precedent post).

Malta exceeds 400,000 people.

I have to update the stats for European Union, 25 countries, since last year.

From Eurostat, 2006.

Population in the European Union, 1.1.2006 : 461 507 100 (+ 2 018 700)

Euro zone : 312 599 800 (+ 1 673 700)

> France : Metropolitan France. Cyprus : EU part.

(percent change 2004 > 2005) Total population 1.1.2006

Germany (- 0.05) 82 455 700

France (+ 0.54) 60 981 700

United Kingdom (+ 0.53) 60 353 700

Italy (+ 0.53) 58 772 200

Spain (+ 1.71) 43 781 000

Poland (- 0.07) 38 148 000

The Netherlands (+ 0.20) 16 337 600

Greece (+ 0.33) 11 112 200

Portugal (+ 0.47) 10 578 700

Belgium (+ 0.46) 10 494 100

Czech Republic (+ 0.29) 10 250 500

Hungary (- 0.21) 10 076 000

Sweden (+ 0.32) 9 040 300

Austria (+ 0.78) 8 270 400

Denmark (+ 0.30) 5 427 600

Slovakia (+ 0.09) 5 389 900

Finland (+ 0.35) 5 254 800

Ireland (+ 2.02) 4 193 000

Lithuania (- 0.07) 3 401 300

Latvia (- 0.54) 2 294 100

Slovenia (+ 0.31) 2 003 900

Estonia (- 0.28) 1 343 200

Cyprus (+ 3.13) 773 000

Luxembourg (+ 0.73) 458 300

Malta (+ 0.78) 405 800

+ EFTA countries (1.1.2006).

Switzerland (+ 0.60) 7 459 600

Norway (+ 0.84) 4 645 100

Iceland (+ 1.00) 296 500

Liechtenstein (+ 0.83) 34 900

(Rate 2005 > 2006 due to the natural increase) total natural increase

France (+ 0.37) 227 700

United Kingdom (+ 0.20) 122 900

Spain (+ 0.21) 90 600

The Netherlands (+ 0.31) 51 200

Ireland (+ 0.88) 36 600

Belgium (+ 0.14) 15 000

Finland (+ 0.18) 9 400

Denmark (+ 0.16) 8 500

Portugal (+ 0.08) 8 300

Sweden (+ 0.05) 4 200

Cyprus (+ 0.41) 3 200

Austria (+ 0.04) 3 000

Greece (+ 0.02) 2 300

Luxembourg (+ 0.39) 1 800

Malta (+ 0.27) 1 100

Slovakia (+ 0.02) 1 000

Slovenia (- 0.05)

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I am not suprised Italian cities lead Europe in density but damn, Palermo is the densest city? I def have to check that out next summer when im back in Sicilia.

I was a bit suprised that Bari has a bigger population than Bologna does

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I am not suprised Italian cities lead Europe in density but damn, Palermo is the densest city? I def have to check that out next summer when im back in Sicilia.

I was a bit suprised that Bari has a bigger population than Bologna does

Palermo is a gem !

The region of Bari is very urbanized with not large but numerous cities like Molfetta (61 184), Bitonto (56 420), Modugno (37 036), Terlizzi (27 452), Triggiano (27 325), Ruvo du Puglia (25 635), Noic

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