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Population density in Poland and age groups


In many countries the situation with population density can vary significantly. Some countries have large territories, but relatively few inhabitants. And sometimes it is the other way around, when the country is small, but is populated by a huge number of people.


It is interesting to look at the current situation with population density in Poland.


Population density


If you have at least minimal knowledge of geography, it will be quite easy to understand where is Poland on the map of Europe. Based on data from the UN Department of Statistics, the official area of Poland is 312.680 thousand square kilometers. It is one of the largest countries in Europe.


The area of the country is not only the land area, but also the water area, which is located on the territory of the state.


As for population density, it is the ratio between the population of the country and its total area.


Experts estimate that at the beginning of 2022, the total population of Poland was about 37.8 million people.


Knowing the indicators of the population and the area of the state, it will be quite easy to calculate the density. In the case of Poland, it is 121.2 people per square kilometer. Quite a good figure. Especially considering the fact that there are only slightly more people living in cities than in the countryside. Plus the country is fairly evenly populated throughout its territory. There are no uninhabitable areas or areas that are difficult to build homes and settlements in this country.


Age Groups


Another interesting indicator related to population and demographics is the age groups.


In 2022 there are 3 age groups in Poland. It will be interesting to look at how many percent of the population belong to them.


  • The first group. These are people under the age of 15 years. The percentage is 14.7%;

  • The second group. It includes the population between the ages of 15 and 65. Obviously, this is the most numerous group. Its share is 71.6%;

  • The third group. This includes inhabitants of Poland, whose age exceeds 65 years. And this is 13.7% of the total number of people in the country.


As you can see, the elderly and children in Poland are about the same number.


It is also important to add that in the past few years, there has been a demographic growth. That is, the birth rate in Poland exceeds the death rate.

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