On 1st of January 2020 the total population of the Faroe Islands was 52.124, meaning the population rose by 822 people in 2019 – a 1,6 percent growth. The reason for this, according to Statistics Faroe Islands (Hagstova Føroya), is the natural increase – more births than deaths – of 272 and the net international migration of 550.
The population of the Faroe Islands has been growing since 2014, and since then the Faroe Islands have seen a steady increase in its population. The total population increases by about 70 people a month. Lately, however, this number has been somewhat smaller.
According to statistics, 95-100 people have left the islands each month since 2015, but the migration has also been steadily increasing since mid-2011 – with between 100 –140 people a month.
The number of children being born each months has been more or less the same for many years – about 50, but the last couple of years, this number has increased to 55-60 children a month. The number of deaths each month for the last couple of years has been 30-35.