Italy - Population





Italy: Population

Mnemonic POP.IITA
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.04 %
Data Feb 2021 59,204,919
Jan 2021 59,226,567

Series Information

Source Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
Release Sub-National - Monthly Demographic Balance
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 12/31/2002
End Date 2/28/2021

Italy: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Births Feb 2021 29,438 30,903 #, NSA Monthly
Deaths Feb 2021 55,990 70,745 #, NSA Monthly
Population Feb 2021 59,204,919 59,226,567 #, NSA Monthly
Net Migration 2017 350,000 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 7.8 8 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2015 10.7 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) publishes data on Italy's demographic balance each month for national and regional levels. The dataset includes information on live births, deaths, change of residencies, net migration, and the population balance. 

  • Sex: Both, male, female
  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: As early as 2002m12, but most series at 2004m1
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country (IITA)
    • 5x NUTS 1 (IITA_aaaa)
    • 21x NUTS 2 (IITA_aa)
    • 111x NUTS 3 (IITA_aaa)
    • All LAU 1 / municipalities (IITA_nnnnnn)
  • All concept-geo pairs exist: No

Italian and foreign citizens living within national borders must, by law, register in their respective municipality. The legal population is determined based upon the Population Census.

Registrations are reported as a total and include registrations from one Italian municipality to another, change of residence from abroad, and registrations for other reasons. Registrations for other reasons include updating or correcting Census information. 

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