In October 2018, Italy started a »permanent census«, i.e. an annual sampling survey combined with an evaluation of registers. The total 2020 population is now estimated as 59.64 million, which is less by 603 thousand or 1% compared to a previous estimate for the same date.
36 communes were affected by mergers in 2019. So, the number of communes was reduced from 7,926 to 7,904 on 1 January 2020. Borgo Valbelluna, Presicce-Acquarica and Pieve del Grappa are the most populous new communes.
On 1 January 2020, Italy has a population of 9.5 million in the age group of 50 to 59. The population in the age group of 0 to 9 is only 4.95 million, i.e. 52.1% compared to the older group.
According to the 2011 census, there are 20,882 localities and industrial areas with at least 100 inhabitants in Italy. They are limited by unbuilt areas and boundaries of communes.
The regions of Italy and all Italian cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.
1981, 1991, 2001, 2011 census, 2020 estimate
The population of all regions and provinces including "metropolitan cities".
1991, 2001, 2011 census, 2020 estimate
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (coronavirus disease) in the Italian regions and provinces.
The top 10 cities of Italy and of the Italian regions.