Somalia Population (LIVE)

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Somalia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Somalia is 11,357,196 as of Friday, May 26, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Somalia population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Somalia ranks number 81 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Somalia is 18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 625,933 Km2 (241,674 sq. miles)
  • 41.9 % of the population is urban (4,771,638 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Somalia is 16.6 years.

Population of Somalia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2017 11,391,962 2.82 % 312,949 -40,000 16.6 6.51 18 41.9 % 4,771,638 0.15 % 7,515,284,153 81
2016 11,079,013 2.71 % 291,909 -40,000 16.6 6.51 18 41.4 % 4,581,957 0.15 % 7,432,663,275 82
2015 10,787,104 2.4 % 241,078 -80,000 17 6.61 17 40.8 % 4,399,113 0.15 % 7,349,472,099 83
2010 9,581,714 2.5 % 222,955 -70,000 16 7.1 15 37.5 % 3,590,301 0.14 % 6,929,725,043 87
2005 8,466,938 2.77 % 216,304 -40,000 16 7.44 14 35.2 % 2,976,661 0.13 % 6,519,635,850 90
2000 7,385,416 3.08 % 207,795 -20,000 16 7.7 12 33.2 % 2,455,437 0.12 % 6,126,622,121 92
1995 6,346,440 0.08 % 4,965 -178,700 17 7.53 10 31.4 % 1,994,354 0.11 % 5,735,123,084 92
1990 6,321,615 0.82 % 50,638 -126,500 18 7.26 10 29.7 % 1,874,890 0.12 % 5,309,667,699 91
1985 6,068,425 -0.07 % -4,256 -166,400 18 7.07 10 28.1 % 1,703,241 0.13 % 4,852,540,569 91
1980 6,089,707 9.43 % 441,750 317,500 18 7 10 26.8 % 1,629,818 0.14 % 4,439,632,465 84
1975 3,880,955 2.41 % 87,107 0 18 7.1 6 25.5 % 989,571 0.1 % 4,061,399,228 103
1970 3,445,420 2.34 % 75,172 300 18 7.25 6 22.7 % 781,361 0.09 % 3,682,487,691 105
1965 3,069,558 2.18 % 62,636 0 19 7.25 4 20 % 612,817 0.09 % 3,322,495,121 105
1960 2,756,380 2.04 % 52,970 -200 19 7.25 4 17.3 % 477,188 0.09 % 3,018,343,828 107
1955 2,491,530 1.93 % 45,490 0 19 7.25 4 14.9 % 370,574 0.09 % 2,758,314,525 105
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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Somalia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2020 12,422,741 2.86 % 327,127 -40,000 17 6.12 20 43.4 % 5,386,075 0.16 % 7,758,156,792 78
2025 14,343,830 2.92 % 384,218 -30,000 17 5.65 23 45.8 % 6,576,481 0.18 % 8,141,661,007 78
2030 16,493,076 2.83 % 429,849 -30,000 18 5.22 26 48.4 % 7,976,628 0.19 % 8,500,766,052 77
2035 18,843,579 2.7 % 470,101 -30,000 18 4.8 30 50.9 % 9,586,626 0.21 % 8,838,907,877 75
2040 21,387,961 2.57 % 508,876 -30,000 19 4.43 34 53.3 % 11,405,645 0.23 % 9,157,233,976 72
2045 24,118,776 2.43 % 546,163 -30,000 20 4.09 38 55.7 % 13,431,748 0.26 % 9,453,891,780 68
2050 27,030,447 2.31 % 582,334 -30,000 21 3.79 43 57.9 % 15,663,775 0.28 % 9,725,147,994 67
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Somalia (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 Somalia 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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