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Total country population 5,707,300
Core Jewish population 6,400
Jews per total 1,000 in population 1.12
Population with a Jewish parent 7,500
Enlarged Jewish population 8,500
Law of Return Jewish population 9,500



 

Denmark

  • The total population of Denmark on 1 January 2016 stood at 5,707,300. Its population grew by 47,500 in 2015, largely due to inward migration.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Denmark was estimated to be 6,400 (0.11% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 8,500 (0.15% of the wider population). 
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 6,400 in 1990 (0.11% of the wider population), and has therefore remained stable over 25 years during which the wider population has grown by nearly 9%. 
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 522 Danes emigrated to Israel. 
  • An estimated 9,500 Danes qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. 
  • Jewish communal life is concentrated in Copenhagen. 

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