Saudi Arabia Population (LIVE)

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Saudi Arabia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Saudi Arabia is 33,122,185 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Saudi Arabia population is equivalent to 0.44% of the total world population.
  • Saudi Arabia ranks number 41 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Saudi Arabia is 15 per Km2 (40 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,149,690 Km2 (830,000 sq. miles)
  • 78.4 % of the population is urban (25,829,952 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Saudi Arabia is 30.2 years.

Population of Saudi Arabia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSaudi Arabia
Global Rank
2018 33,554,343 1.87 % 616,130 118,000 30.2 2.67 16 77.0 % 26,304,988 0.44 % 7,632,819,325 41
2017 32,938,213 2.05 % 662,526 118,000 30.2 2.67 15 78.4 % 25,829,952 0.44 % 7,550,262,101 41
2016 32,275,687 2.28 % 718,543 118,000 30.2 2.67 15 78.5 % 25,344,685 0.43 % 7,466,964,280 41
2015 31,557,144 2.85 % 826,294 318,000 29.8 2.73 15 78.8 % 24,853,959 0.43 % 7,383,008,820 41
2010 27,425,676 2.79 % 704,004 199,000 25.9 3.23 13 81.6 % 22,374,784 0.39 % 6,958,169,159 45
2005 23,905,654 2.86 % 628,268 146,000 23.7 3.65 11 83.6 % 19,993,877 0.37 % 6,542,159,383 46
2000 20,764,312 2.08 % 405,694-70,000 21.3 4.40 10 77.5 % 16,084,987 0.34 % 6,145,006,989 48
1995 18,735,841 2.79 % 481,805 -22,000 19.4 5.55 9 78.0 % 14,607,001 0.33 % 5,751,474,416 48
1990 16,326,815 4.36 % 627,540 146,000 19.5 6.22 8 76.0 % 12,411,049 0.31 % 5,330,943,460 51
1985 13,189,115 6.25 % 689,703 278,325 19.3 7.02 6 73.1 % 9,643,065 0.27 % 4,873,781,796 52
1980 9,740,599 5.57 % 462,379 164,267 18.4 7.28 5 66.6 % 6,482,740 0.22 % 4,458,411,534 61
1975 7,428,703 4.94 % 318,463 98,375 18.0 7.30 3 57.9 % 4,304,904 0.18 % 4,079,087,198 72
1970 5,836,389 3.80 % 198,551 37,401 18.0 7.26 3 48.4 % 2,824,240 0.16 % 3,700,577,650 76
1965 4,843,635 3.46 % 151,419 5,258 18.8 7.18 2 38.6 % 1,869,612 0.15 % 3,339,592,688 84
1960 4,086,539 2.81 % 105,677 5,194 18.5 7.18 2 31.1 % 1,272,545 0.13 % 3,033,212,527 83
1955 3,558,155 2.65 % 87,364 5,258 18.8 7.18 2 25.9 % 922,664 0.13 % 2,772,242,535 84
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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Saudi Arabia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSaudi Arabia
Global Rank
2020 34,709,640 1.92 % 630,499 118,000 31.9 2.48 16 78.4 % 27,202,447 0.45 % 7,795,482,309 41
2025 37,290,305 1.44 % 516,133 60,000 33.2 2.29 17 78.0 % 29,085,517 0.46 % 8,185,613,757 42
2030 39,480,349 1.15 % 438,009 60,000 34.7 2.14 18 77.5 % 30,602,519 0.46 % 8,551,198,644 42
2035 41,317,419 0.91 % 367,414 60,000 36.0 2.02 19 77.4 % 31,999,465 0.46 % 8,892,701,940 42
2040 42,777,611 0.70 % 292,038 40,000 37.2 1.92 20 78.0 % 33,376,063 0.46 % 9,210,337,004 45
2045 44,026,516 0.58 % 249,781 40,000 38.5 1.84 20 78.8 % 34,697,663 0.46 % 9,504,209,572 46
2050 45,056,349 0.46 % 205,967 40,000 39.6 1.78 21 79.5 % 35,838,611 0.46 % 9,771,822,753 45
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Saudi Arabia (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 country 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 country, 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.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country 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.

Global Rank: Position held by Saudi Arabia in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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