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Figure 1. Number of inhabitants in Central East-Iceland 2003 - 2020 (Seyðisfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Fljótsdalshreppur, Borgarfjarðarhreppur and Fljótsdalshérað municipalities)a.


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Figure 2. Population of East Iceland (Seyðisfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Vopnafjarðarhreppur, Fljótsdalshreppur, Borgarfjarðarhreppur, Djúpavogshreppur, Fljótsdalshérað, Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður municipalities) a and percentage of national population.


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Figure 3. Population trend in Iceland and East Iceland (Seyðisfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Vopnafjarðarhreppur, Fljótsdalshreppur, Borgarfjarðarhreppur, Djúpavogshreppur, Fljótsdalshérað, Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður municipalities)a from 1998 (Index 1998 = 100).

a: Division into municipalities as of 1st January 2020

Raw data

Last updated: April 21st 2020
Source: Statistics Iceland (2020).

Metrics, Targets and Monitoring Protocol

What is measured?

Total population in East Iceland (Project effect: induced).

Monitoring Protocol

Information from Statistics Iceland will be collected annually.

Expectations

Here are expectations more relevant than targets

Increase in population in East Iceland

Possible countermeasures

Not applicable, monitoring only.

Changes of indicator

This indicator was originally number 1.1. It was then named Demographics in East Iceland and can be found under that number in documents of the project from 2005 and 2006.

The indicator number has been changed twice.

Table 1. Changes to name and number of indicator
Year Nr. Indicator name
2020 1.1.1 Population
2007 1.11b Demographics in Eastern Iceland

Baseline

Table 2. Overview of the population in the East and the percentage of the total in Iceland
Population in East Iceland
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Total population in East Iceland 12.285 12.177 11.930 11.798 11.758
Percentage of the total population in Iceland 4,4% 4,3% 4,2% 4,1% 4,0%

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Figure 4. Iceland and East Iceland, population development 1998-2002. Index 1998=100

Reviced: March 5th 2020
Source:
Statistics Iceland (2020).

Raw data

Rationale for Indicator Selection

The development of the Kárahnjúkar and Fjarðaál projects might lead to changes in the demographic structure of East Iceland and individual communities during the construction and operation phases. Some of these effects will be direct, for instance, the in-migration to East Iceland of employees and their families. Indirect effects include the spin-off effects of the projects in terms of employment opportunities in companies providing goods and services to the projects and opportunities arising from the economic development of the East.

From phase I/II report on indicators and baseline from April 2005

Further reading

Hægt er að skoða meira ítarefni sem snýr að vísinum með því að smella á hlekkinn hér fyrir ofan.

Forsíðumynd vísis
Eigandi: Fljótsdalshérað
Ljósmyndari: Ingunn Þráinsdóttir