The population of Lithuania (edition 2022)

Population and its composition

 

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At the beginning of 2022, the estimated resident population of Lithuania amounted to 2 million 806 thousand, i.e. by 4.8 thousand persons less than at the beginning of 2021. Since 2012, the resident population declined by 197.6 thousand, or 6.6 per cent.

At the beginning of 2022, population density in Lithuania was 43 persons per square kilometer (at the beginning of 2012, 46).

 

Resident population, 2012–2022
Beginning of the year, thousand

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Resident population and population density by municipality, 2022
Beginning of the year

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The change in the resident population in 2021 was influenced by a positive net international migration – the number of immigrants exceeded that of emigrants by 19.7 thousand, and negative natural population change – the number of deaths exceeded that of live births by 24.5 thousand.

 

Change in the resident population, 2012–2022
Thousand

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Key demographics and international migration of population 2012–2022
Thousand

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Natural population change by municipality, 2021

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At the beginning of 2022, the number of women in Lithuania was by 192.8 thousand higher than that of men (1 million 499.4 thousand and 1 million 306.6 thousand respectively). Women accounted for 53.4 per cent of the total resident population; there were 1,148 women per 1,000 men (at the beginning of 2012, 53.9 per cent and 1,171 respectively).

 

Women per 1,000 men, 2012–2022
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, 2012 and 2022
Beginning of the year

Males Females
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At the beginning of 2022, 1 million 169 thousand (48.9 per cent) persons aged 15 and older were married. Married men accounted for 52.9 per cent of the total number of men aged 15 and older, married women – for 45.6 per cent respectively.

At the beginning of 2022, 13.6 per cent of persons aged 15 and older were divorced, 9.1 per cent – widowed. The number of divorced women was 1.6 times, that of widowed women – 5.5 times higher than that of men.

 

Resident population by sex, age group and marital status, 2022
Beginning of the year, aged 15 and older, thousand

Males Females
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At the beginning of 2022, the number of children (aged 0–14) amounted to 417.4 thousand, or 14.9 per cent of the total number of resident population, people aged 15–64 – 1 million  828 thousand, or 65.1 per cent, elderly resident population (aged 65 and older) –  560.6 thousand, or 20 per cent. Compared to the beginning of 2012, the number of children (aged 0–14) decreased by 26.7 thousand (6 per cent), the number of population aged 15–64 – by 188.2 thousand (9.3 per cent), but the number of elderly people increased by 17.3 thousand (3.2 per cent).

At the beginning of 2022, the number of children (aged 0–14) was 1.3 times lower than that of elderly people (at the beginning of 2012, by 1.2 times). At the beginning of 2022, there were 134 elderly persons per 100 children (at the beginning of 2012, 122). The number of elderly persons, compared to the total resident population, increased from 18.1 per cent at the beginning of 2012 to 20 per cent at the beginning of 2022.

At the beginning of 2022, the elderly men amounted to 195.7 thousand, or 15 per cent of the total number of men, that of women – 364.9 thousand, or 24.3 per cent of the total number of women (at the beginning of 2012, 183.3 thousand (13.2 per cent) and 360 thousand (22.2 per cent) respectively). The number of elderly women was almost twice as high as that of elderly men.

 

Resident population by main age group, 2012–2022
Beginning of the year, per cent

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Resident population aged 0–15, of working and retirement age, 2012–2022
Beginning of the year, thousand

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At the beginning of 2022, the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania accounted for 98.8 per cent of the country’s resident population, those of Belarus – 0.4 per cent, Ukraine and Russia – 0.3 per cent each) (at the beginning of 2012, for 99.2, 0.1, 0.1, and 0.3 per cent respectively).

Most residents of the country (2 million 637.2 thousand, or 94 per cent) were born in Lithuania, 168.8 thousand (6 per cent) – abroad.

At the beginning of 2022, Lithuanians made up 85.1, Poles – 6.6, Russians – 5.1, other – 3.2 per cent of the country’s resident population.

 

Resident population by country of birth, 2022

Beginning of the year  
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Resident population by ethnicity, 2022

Begining of the year  
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Resident population by citizenship, 2012–2022

Resident population by country of birth, 2012–2022


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