Luxembourg - Population





Luxembourg: Population

Mnemonic POP.ILUX
Unit Thousands, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 1.38 %
Data 2021 634.73
2020 626.11

Series Information

Source STATEC Luxembourg
Release Population by Cohort
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1900
End Date 12/31/2021

Luxembourg: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2021 634.73 626.11 Thousands, NSA Annual
Births 2020 6.46 6.23 Ths. #, NSA Annual
Deaths 2020 4.61 4.28 Ths. #, NSA Annual
Net Migration 2017 25,001 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 10.4 10.7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 6.8 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

For Luxembourg, annual population estimates, by sex and four-year age brackets, and by national origin for foreign residents.

  • Measurement point: January 1
  • Data dimensions:
    • Four-years age brackets: 0 to 4, 5 to 9, ..., 95 and older
    • Sex: Both, male, female
    • Country of origin of foreign residents
  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count of persons (#)
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percentage (%)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date:
    • 1981 for sex and nationality
    • 2001 for age

The normal main residence is defined by UN Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Census.

The basis for the data is the 2011 Census. The annual figures are calculated using demographic balance (adding births and arrivals, while subtracting deaths and departures). 

Data related to natural increase in population comes from the vital statistics registration system of the communes. 

Data related to migration are taken from the central population register.

The source writes: 

We distinguish between the natural movement, which includes the events of the civil status (births, deaths, marriages, divorces) and the migratory movement. The latter is subdivided into internal migratory movement, which concerns the migration of persons of Luxembourg nationality or foreign nationality in the interior of the country, and external migratory movement including all persons of Luxembourg nationality or foreigners who enter the Grand Duchy with the intention to settle there and all persons of Luxembourg nationality or foreigners who leave the Grand Duchy to fix their residence elsewhere.

The initial data is subject to be revised after a population census. 

Changes in the methodology are announced in "Statnews". 

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