South Sudan Population (LIVE)

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South Sudan Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of South Sudan is 12,680,587 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • South Sudan population is equivalent to 0.17% of the total world population.
  • South Sudan ranks number 76 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in South Sudan is 21 per Km2 (53 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 610,952 Km2 (235,890 sq. miles)
  • 19.7 % of the population is urban (2,481,364 people in 2017)
  • The median age in South Sudan is 18.7 years.

Population of South Sudan (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Sudan
Global Rank
2018 12,919,053 2.73 % 343,339 30,000 18.7 5.06 21 19.2 % 2,577,380 0.17 % 7,632,819,325 76
2017 12,575,714 2.82 % 344,984 30,000 18.7 5.06 21 19.7 % 2,481,364 0.17 % 7,550,262,101 76
2016 12,230,730 2.93 % 348,594 30,000 18.7 5.06 20 19.5 % 2,384,601 0.16 % 7,466,964,280 76
2015 11,882,136 3.37 % 362,989 85,000 18.6 5.15 19 19.2 % 2,285,171 0.16 % 7,383,008,820 76
2010 10,067,192 4.42 % 391,663 157,000 18.1 5.60 16 17.6 % 1,774,956 0.14 % 6,958,169,159 83
2005 8,108,877 3.89 % 281,644 86,400 17.7 6.00 13 17.0 % 1,379,086 0.12 % 6,542,159,383 92
2000 6,700,656 4.18 % 248,22780,000 17.6 6.42 11 16.4 % 1,097,983 0.11 % 6,145,006,989 95
1995 5,459,519 -1.09 % -61,792 -215,200 17.7 6.65 9 15.8 % 862,561 0.09 % 5,751,474,416 100
1990 5,768,481 1.14 % 63,611 -81,000 17.8 6.83 9 13.3 % 765,262 0.11 % 5,330,943,460 95
1985 5,450,424 2.98 % 149,040 30,000 17.8 6.78 9 9.8 % 536,168 0.11 % 4,873,781,796 92
1980 4,705,224 2.69 % 117,157 12,000 17.7 6.92 8 8.5 % 400,571 0.11 % 4,458,411,534 97
1975 4,119,438 2.46 % 94,346 5,000 17.9 6.90 7 8.6 % 353,139 0.10 % 4,079,087,198 99
1970 3,647,709 2.25 % 76,814 0 18.6 6.85 6 8.6 % 314,856 0.10 % 3,700,577,650 101
1965 3,263,638 2.01 % 61,697 0 18.6 6.65 5 8.7 % 283,638 0.10 % 3,339,592,688 99
1960 2,955,152 1.66 % 46,722 0 18.8 6.70 5 8.7 % 258,515 0.10 % 3,033,212,527 101
1955 2,721,544 1.05 % 27,723 0 18.6 6.65 4 8.8 % 239,609 0.10 % 2,772,242,535 99
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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South Sudan Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Sudan
Global Rank
2020 13,610,007 2.75 % 345,574 30,000 19.2 4.74 22 20.4 % 2,778,788 0.17 % 7,795,482,309 76
2025 15,395,477 2.50 % 357,094 10,000 19.8 4.36 25 21.9 % 3,370,908 0.19 % 8,185,613,757 76
2030 17,254,367 2.31 % 371,778 0 20.6 4.01 28 23.7 % 4,083,214 0.20 % 8,551,198,644 76
2035 19,182,891 2.14 % 385,705 -5,000 21.5 3.71 31 25.8 % 4,950,233 0.22 % 8,892,701,940 74
2040 21,189,205 2.01 % 401,263 -5,000 22.5 3.44 35 28.1 % 5,959,686 0.23 % 9,210,337,004 72
2045 23,257,015 1.88 % 413,562 -5,000 23.5 3.22 38 30.6 % 7,110,251 0.24 % 9,504,209,572 69
2050 25,366,221 1.75 % 421,841 -5,000 24.5 3.02 42 33.1 % 8,402,924 0.26 % 9,771,822,753 69
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 South Sudan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of South Sudan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of South Sudan (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 South Sudan 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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