The population of Lithuania (edition 2021)

Population and its composition

 

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At the beginning of 2021, the estimated resident population of Lithuania amounted to 2 million 795.7 thousand, i.e. by 1.6 thousand persons more than at the beginning of 2020. Since 2010, the resident population declined by 346.3 thousand, or 11 per cent.

At the beginning of 2021, population density in Lithuania was 42.8 persons per square kilometer (at the beginning of 2010, 48.1).

 

Resident population, 2010–2021
Beginning of the year, thousand

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Resident population and population density by municipality, 2020
Beginning of the year

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The change in the resident population in 2020 was influenced by a positive net international migration – the number of immigrants exceeded that of emigrants by 20 thousand, and negative natural population change – the number of deaths exceeded that of live births by 18.4 thousand.

In 2010–2020, due to net international migra­tion, the population declined by 219.2 thousand (63.3 per cent of the total decline), due to the natural population change – by 127.1 thousand (36.7 per cent of the total decline).

 

Change in the resident population, 2010–2020
Thousand

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Key demographics and international migration of population 2010–2020
Thousand

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Natural population change by municipality, 2020

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At the beginning of 2021, the number of women in Lithuania was by 168.5 thousand higher than that of men (1 million 482.1 thou­­­sand and 1 million 313.6 thousand res­pec­ti­vely). Wo­men accounted for 53 per cent of the total resident popu­lation; there were 1,128 women per 1,000 men (at the be­ginning of 2010, 53.8 per cent and 1,167 respectively).

 

Women per 1,000 men, 2010–2021
Beginning of the year, thousand

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Changes in the resident population by sex and age are shown in the following diagram.

 

Resident population by sex and age group, 2010 and 2021
Beginning of the year

Males Females
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At the beginning of 2021, 1 million 168 thousand (49.2 per cent) persons aged 15 and older were married. Married men accounted for 50.9 per cent of the total number of men aged 15 and older, married women ­– for 47.8 per cent respectively.

At the beginning of 2021, 10.5 per cent of persons aged 15 and older were divorced, 7.4 per cent – wido­wed. The number of divorced women was 1.9 times, that of widowed women – 8.3 times higher than that of men.

 

Resident population by sex, age group and marital status, 2021
Beginning of the year, aged 15 and older, thousand

Males Females
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At the beginning of 2021, the number of children (aged 0–14) amounted to 422.4 thousand, or 15.1 per cent of the total number of resident population, people aged 15–64 – 1 million 816.3 thousand, or 65 per cent, elderly resident popu­lation (aged 65 and older) – 557 thousand, or 19.9 per cent. Compared to the beginning of 2010, the number of children (aged 0–14) decreased by 47.7 thousand (10.1 per cent), the number of population aged 15–64 – by 310.8 thousand (14.6 per cent), but the number of elderly peop­le increased by 12.2 thousand (2.2 per cent).

At the beginning of 2021, the number of children (aged 0–14) was 1.3 times lower than that of elderly peop­le (at the beginning of 2010, by 1.2 times). At the beginning of 2021, there were 132 elderly per­sons per 100 children (at the beginning of 2010, 116). The number of elderly persons, compared to the total resident population, increased from 17.3 per cent at the beginning of 2010 to 19.9 per cent at the beginning of 2021.

At the beginning of 2021, the elderly men amounted to 188.5 thousand, or 14.4 per cent of the total number of men, that of women – 368.5 thousand, or 24.9 per cent of the total number of women (at the be­ginning of 2010, 184.9 thousand (12.7 per cent) and 360 thousand (21.3 per cent) respectively). The number of elderly women was almost twice as high as that of elderly men.

 

Resident population by main age group, 2010–2021
Beginning of the year, per cent

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Resident population aged 0–15, of working and retirement age, 2010–2021
Beginning of the year, thousand

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At the beginning of 2021, the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania accounted for 97.1 per cent of the country’s resident population, those of Ukraine – 1.0 per cent, Belarus – 0.7 per cent, Russia – 0.4 per cent (at the beginning of 2010, for 99.1, 0.1, 0.1, and 0.4 per cent respectively).

Most residents of the country (2 million 630.5 thousand, or 94.1 per cent) were born in Lithuania, 165.2 thou­sand (5.9 per cent) – abroad.

At the beginning of 2021, Lithuanians made up 85.5, Poles – 5.7, Russians – 4.5, other – 4.3 per cent of the country’s resident population.

 

Resident population by country of birth, 2021

Beginning of the year  
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Resident population by ethnicity, 2021

Begining of the year  
Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Lithuanians85.5%Lithuanians85.5%Other14.5%Other14.5%

 

 

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Resident population by citizenship, 2010–2021

Resident population by country of birth, 2010–2021


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