Denmark in figures 2014 - page 5

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Population and elections
Population trends. 1980-2013
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
Thousand persons
Births
Deaths
Immigrants
Emigrants
Danish population
Unit
1980
1990
2000
2014
Population on 1 January
mio.
5.12
5.14
5.33
5.63
0-19-years
per cent
28.7
24.3
23.7
23.6
20-59-years
-
51.9
55.3
56.6
52.2
60 years +
-
19.3
20.4
19.7
24.3
Immigrants and descendants
-
3.0
4.2
7.1
11.1
From non-western countries
-
1.0
2.2
4.7
7.2
nd
Elections to the Danish parliament
Unit
2005
2007
2011
Social Democratic Party
per cent
25.8
25.5
24.8
Social Liberal Party
-
9.2
5.1
9.5
Conservative Party
-
10.3
10.4
4.9
Centre Democratic Party
-
1.0
Socialist People’s Party
-
6.0
13.0
9.2
Liberal Alliance
-
2.8
5.0
Christian People’s Party
-
1.7
0.9
0.8
Democratic Renewal
-
Minority Party
-
0.3
The Danish People’s Party
-
13.3
13.9
12.3
The Danish Liberal Party
-
29.0
26.3
26.7
Progress Party
-
The Red-Green Alliance
-
3.4
2.2
6.7
Independents
-
0.0
0.0
0.1
By 1 January 2014, the Danish population consisted
of 5,627,235 people. The population has been in-
creasing in recent years, both because of more people
being born than dying, and that the extent of immi-
gration is bigger than the number of people emigrat-
ing from Denmark.
Another trend is the growing number of elderly peo-
ple in Denmark. Almost one in four Danes has now
passed 60 years, while this was only one-fifth in
2000.
On 1 January 2014, immigrants and their descend-
ants constituted 11.1 per cent of the population, cor-
responding to 600,674 persons. In 2013 the majority
of emigrants came from Poland, Romania and USA.
In recent years both immigration and emigration
have grown.
After the election to the Danish Parliament on 15
September 2011, a government was formed,
comprising the Social Democratic Party, the Social
Liberal Party and the Socialist People’s Party. The
Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt was
appointed prime minister. She is the first woman to
hold this post in Denmark.
ELECTIONS TO THE DANISH PARLIAMENT
Elections to the Danish Parliament are held every 4
years. Of the 179 members of Parliament, 175 are
elected in Denmark, 2 in Greenland and 2 in the
Faroe Islands.
DID YOU KNOW
the 5.6 million Danes make up only 0.8
per thousand of the world’s 7 billion people.
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