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Vesturland

Area of Vesturland 9,525.7 km²
Population 14,330
Male Population 7,384 (51.5%)
Female Population 6,946 (48.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +31.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +10.3%
Median Age 35 years old
Male Median Age 34.3 years old
Female Median Age 35.7 years old
Timezone Greenwich Mean Time
Western Region is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the western coast of the island. Source: Wikipedia

Vesturland Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 10,925 12,230 12,993 14,330
Population Density 1.15 / km² 1.28 / km² 1.36 / km² 1.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Vesturland Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 10.3% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Vesturland +31.2% +17.2% +10.3%
Iceland +53.4% +30.4% +17.9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Vesturland Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 535 455 991
5-9 540 481 1,021
10-14 525 521 1,046
15-19 621 567 1,189
20-24 582 483 1,065
25-29 504 462 966
30-34 452 440 892
35-39 454 460 915
40-44 446 435 881
45-49 497 516 1,013
50-54 501 489 990
55-59 456 404 860
60-64 367 316 683
65-69 275 238 514
70-74 216 225 442
75-79 194 197 392
80-84 135 131 267
85 Plus 83 127 211
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Vesturland Population Density

Population Density: 1.5 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Vesturland 14,330 9,525.7 km² 1.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Vesturland Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 437 n/a n/a
100 446 0.2% 0
200 455 0.2% 0
300 464 0.2% 0
400 474 0.2% 1
500 483 0.2% 0
600 493 0.2% 1
700 503 0.2% 1
800 513 0.2% 1
900 1,283 9.6% 77
1000 2,565 7.2% 128
1100 3,591 3.4% 102
1200 3,591 0% 0
1300 3,591 0% 0
1400 3,078 -1.5% -51
1500 3,078 0% 0
1600 2,565 -1.8% -51
1700 2,542 -0.1% -2
1800 2,953 1.5% 41
1900 3,461 1.6% 50
1910 3,444 -0.5% -17
1920 4,237 23% 793
1930 5,077 19.8% 840
1940 6,123 20.6% 1,046
1950 7,333 19.8% 1,210
1960 8,947 22% 1,614
1970 10,372 15.9% 1,425
1990 12,230 8.6% 929
2000 12,993 6.2% 763
2020 14,856 6.9% 931
2030 16,195 9% 1,339
2040 17,452 7.8% 1,257
2050 19,066 9.2% 1,614
2060 20,227 6.1% 1,161
2070 21,145 4.5% 918
2080 21,828 3.2% 683
2090 22,259 2% 431
2100 22,358 0.4% 99
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Vesturland CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Vesturland 185,373 t 12.9 t 19.5 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Vesturland Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1949 to 2020)

Average Temp
5.6°C
42.1°F
Average High
8.4°C
47.1°F
Average Low
2.9°C
37.2°F
   Record High Temperature
18.4°C
65.1°F
   Record Low Temperature
-6.7°C
19.9°F
   Average Precipitation
34.8 mm
1.4 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
11.4 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (8)
Earthquake Medium (3.2)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Iceland

Place Area Population Population Density
Austurland 15,734.4 km² 9,887 0.63 / km²
Capital Region 1,022.5 km² 208,852 204.3 / km²
Northeast 22,733.7 km² 25,910 1.14 / km²
Northwest 13,089.7 km² 6,768 0.52 / km²
South 31,036.9 km² 26,680 0.86 / km²
Southern Peninsula 842.3 km² 22,858 27.1 / km²
Westfjords 8,848 km² 5,869 0.66 / km²
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