Northern Africa Population (LIVE)

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Northern Africa Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Northern Africa

CountryPopulation (2017)
Egypt(97,553,151)
Algeria(41,318,142)
Sudan(40,533,330)
Morocco(35,739,580)
Tunisia(11,532,127)
Libya(6,374,616)
Western Sahara(552,628)
  • The current population of Northern Africa is 235,193,141 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Northern Africa population is equivalent to 3.09% of the total world population.
  • Northern Africa ranks number 3 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Northern Africa is 30 per Km2 (78 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 7,769,438 Km2 (2,999,796 sq. miles)
  • 50 % of the population is urban (116,822,959 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Northern Africa is 25.2 years.

Population of Northern Africa (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2017 233,603,574 1.84 % 4,217,971 -166,837 25.2 3.26 30 50 % 116,822,959 3.1 % 7,550,262,101 3
2016 229,385,603 1.89 % 4,249,946 -166,837 25.2 3.26 30 49.9 % 114,434,505 3.1 % 7,466,964,280 3
2015 225,135,657 1.96 % 4,165,093 -362,300 25.0 3.31 29 49.8 % 112,068,513 3.2 % 7,383,008,820 3
2010 204,310,190 1.7 % 3,295,587 -486,100 24.1 3.09 26 49.3 % 100,776,239 3.1 % 6,958,169,159 3
2005 187,832,255 1.71 % 3,054,677 -309,900 22.8 3.15 24 48.3 % 90,705,509 3.1 % 6,542,159,383 3
2000 172,558,870 1.76 % 2,888,712 -326,300 21.3 3.47 22 47.5 % 81,901,012 3.0 % 6,145,006,989 3
1995 158,115,309 2.28 % 3,375,457 -49,200 19.9 4.21 20 46.6 % 73,732,034 3.0 % 5,751,474,416 3
1990 141,238,024 2.65 % 3,468,299 -101,800 19.0 5.11 18 45.3 % 63,952,458 2.9 % 5,330,943,460 3
1985 123,896,531 2.84 % 3,238,770 -72,500 18.4 5.74 16 43.4 % 53,822,766 2.8 % 4,873,781,796 3
1980 107,702,682 2.71 % 2,697,096 -171,100 18.0 6.18 14 41.5 % 44,687,128 2.6 % 4,458,411,534 3
1975 94,217,203 2.53 % 2,213,678 -264,400 17.7 6.52 12 39.8 % 37,499,311 2.5 % 4,079,087,198 3
1970 83,148,812 2.69 % 2,063,428 -174,000 17.5 6.83 11 37.6 % 31,284,483 2.5 % 3,700,577,650 3
1965 72,831,672 2.73 % 1,835,957 -74,700 19.6 6.80 9 22.1 % 16,084,843 2.4 % 3,339,592,688 3
1960 63,651,888 2.74 % 1,607,358 -78,600 18.7 6.87 8 32 % 20,339,280 2.3 % 3,033,212,527 3
1955 55,615,100 2.54 % 1,313,231 -74,700 19.6 6.80 7 28.9 % 16,084,843 2.2 % 2,772,242,535 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Northern Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 246,049,308 1.79 % 4,182,730 -166,800 25.9 3.09 32 50.4 % 124,073,674 3.3 % 7,795,482,309 3
2025 266,010,349 1.57 % 3,992,208 -126,800 26.7 2.92 34 51.2 % 136,283,788 3.4 % 8,185,613,757 3
2030 285,204,354 1.4 % 3,838,801 -116,800 27.6 2.79 37 52.1 % 148,692,455 3.5 % 8,551,198,644 3
2035 304,305,182 1.3 % 3,820,166 -116,800 28.5 2.67 39 53.1 % 161,582,770 3.4 % 8,892,701,940 3
2040 323,510,547 1.23 % 3,841,073 -116,800 29.5 2.57 42 54.1 % 174,967,351 3.6 % 9,210,337,004 3
2045 342,230,296 1.13 % 3,743,950 -116,800 30.9 2.47 44 55.1 % 188,464,177 3.7 % 9,504,209,572 4
2050 359,904,882 1.01 % 3,534,917 -116,800 32.1 2.39 46 56.1 % 201,744,035 3.8 % 9,771,822,753 4
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

The Northern Africa Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Northern Africa delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Northern Africa (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Northern Africa, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Northern Africa's Share of World Pop: Total population as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Rank within Africa: Position held by Northern Africa in the list of all regions within Africa ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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