Saudi Arabia Population (LIVE)

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Saudi Arabia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Saudi Arabia is 32,673,925 as of Monday, May 22, 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 (39 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,143,865 Km2 (827,751 sq. miles)
  • 78.9 % of the population is urban (25,829,952 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Saudi Arabia is 28.6 years.

Population of Saudi Arabia (2017 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
2017 32,742,664 1.82 % 584,690 70,000 28.6 2.8 15 78.9 % 25,829,952 0.44 % 7,515,284,153 41
2016 32,157,974 1.96 % 617,602 70,000 28.6 2.8 15 78.8 % 25,344,685 0.43 % 7,432,663,275 41
2015 31,540,372 2.34 % 689,945 170,000 28 2.85 15 78.8 % 24,853,959 0.43 % 7,349,472,099 41
2010 28,090,647 2.57 % 669,083 163,000 26 3.15 13 79.7 % 22,374,784 0.41 % 6,929,725,043 43
2005 24,745,230 2.95 % 670,591 189,000 24 3.55 12 80.8 % 19,993,877 0.38 % 6,519,635,850 45
2000 21,392,273 2.56 % 507,721 12,000 22 4.5 10 75.2 % 16,084,987 0.35 % 6,126,622,121 48
1995 18,853,670 2.88 % 498,443 -5,000 20 5.55 9 77.5 % 14,607,001 0.33 % 5,735,123,084 48
1990 16,361,453 4.13 % 600,034 118,200 20 6.22 8 75.9 % 12,411,049 0.31 % 5,309,667,699 51
1985 13,361,284 6.15 % 689,673 278,300 19 7.02 6 72.2 % 9,643,065 0.28 % 4,852,540,569 52
1980 9,912,917 5.94 % 496,842 199,100 18 7.28 5 65.4 % 6,482,740 0.22 % 4,439,632,465 58
1975 7,428,705 4.94 % 318,462 98,400 18 7.3 4 57.9 % 4,304,904 0.18 % 4,061,399,228 71
1970 5,836,394 3.8 % 198,552 37,400 18 7.26 3 48.4 % 2,824,240 0.16 % 3,682,487,691 76
1965 4,843,635 3.46 % 151,419 5,300 19 7.18 2 38.6 % 1,869,612 0.15 % 3,322,495,121 84
1960 4,086,539 2.81 % 105,675 5,200 19 7.18 2 31.1 % 1,272,545 0.14 % 3,018,343,828 84
1955 3,558,164 2.65 % 87,366 5,300 19 7.18 2 25.9 % 922,664 0.13 % 2,758,314,525 84
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 34,366,240 1.73 % 565,174 70,000 30 2.59 16 79.2 % 27,202,447 0.44 % 7,758,156,792 41
2025 36,846,750 1.4 % 496,102 40,000 31 2.39 17 78.9 % 29,085,517 0.45 % 8,141,661,007 41
2030 39,132,369 1.21 % 457,124 40,000 32 2.23 18 78.2 % 30,602,519 0.46 % 8,500,766,052 42
2035 41,235,387 1.05 % 420,604 40,000 34 2.1 19 77.6 % 31,999,465 0.47 % 8,838,907,877 41
2040 43,135,740 0.91 % 380,071 40,000 35 1.99 20 77.4 % 33,376,063 0.47 % 9,157,233,976 42
2045 44,762,954 0.74 % 325,443 40,000 37 1.91 21 77.5 % 34,697,663 0.47 % 9,453,891,780 43
2050 46,059,398 0.57 % 259,289 40,000 38 1.84 21 77.8 % 35,838,611 0.47 % 9,725,147,994 44
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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