Syria Population (LIVE)

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Syria Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Syrian Arab Republic is 18,274,248 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Syria population is equivalent to 0.24% of the total world population.
  • Syria ranks number 63 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Syria is 99 per Km2 (258 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 183,630 Km2 (70,900 sq. miles)
  • 75.1 % of the population is urban (13,722,428 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Syria is 20.5 years.

Population of Syria (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSyria
Global Rank
2018 18,284,407 0.08 % 14,539 -248,000 20.5 3.05 100 75.0 % 14,289,848 0.24 % 7,632,819,325 64
2017 18,269,868 -0.87 % -160,585 -248,000 20.5 3.05 99 75.1 % 13,722,428 0.24 % 7,550,262,101 63
2016 18,430,453 -1.63 % -304,534 -248,000 20.5 3.05 100 71.7 % 13,223,024 0.25 % 7,466,964,280 61
2015 18,734,987 -2.27 % -456,769 -831,579 20.2 3.10 102 68.5 % 12,837,178 0.25 % 7,383,008,820 60
2010 21,018,834 2.82 % 544,845 74,000 21.5 3.35 114 57.0 % 11,988,656 0.30 % 6,958,169,159 55
2005 18,294,611 2.20 % 376,753 -75,982 19.7 3.80 100 53.4 % 9,770,957 0.28 % 6,542,159,383 58
2000 16,410,848 2.73 % 413,071-26,000 18.7 4.30 89 51.8 % 8,504,294 0.27 % 6,145,006,989 57
1995 14,345,492 2.88 % 379,864 -14,000 17.5 4.80 78 50.1 % 7,184,030 0.25 % 5,751,474,416 58
1990 12,446,171 3.17 % 359,508 -29,300 16.3 5.87 68 49.0 % 6,092,664 0.23 % 5,330,943,460 56
1985 10,648,632 3.58 % 343,572 -17,400 15.6 6.77 58 48.0 % 5,108,681 0.22 % 4,873,781,796 57
1980 8,930,774 3.46 % 279,012 -32,334 15.5 7.32 49 46.8 % 4,183,215 0.20 % 4,458,411,534 64
1975 7,535,714 3.48 % 237,035 -16,300 15.8 7.54 41 45.2 % 3,408,395 0.18 % 4,079,087,198 69
1970 6,350,541 3.40 % 195,481 -3,200 15.9 7.56 35 43.5 % 2,764,867 0.17 % 3,700,577,650 71
1965 5,373,137 3.28 % 159,925 -14,000 18.8 7.23 29 40.2 % 2,159,655 0.16 % 3,339,592,688 80
1960 4,573,512 3.18 % 132,402 -3,000 17.0 7.38 25 37.0 % 1,690,445 0.15 % 3,033,212,527 76
1955 3,911,501 2.76 % 99,634 -14,000 18.8 7.23 21 34.8 % 1,361,803 0.14 % 2,772,242,535 80
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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Syria Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSyria
Global Rank
2020 18,924,442 0.20 % 37,891 -248,000 21.7 2.84 103 81.2 % 15,363,857 0.24 % 7,795,482,309 63
2025 23,410,906 4.35 % 897,293 556,000 24.4 2.63 127 73.5 % 17,213,252 0.29 % 8,185,613,757 60
2030 26,608,489 2.59 % 639,517 240,000 26.5 2.45 145 71.8 % 19,108,652 0.31 % 8,551,198,644 59
2035 28,885,224 1.66 % 455,347 46,000 28.4 2.30 157 72.7 % 20,985,766 0.32 % 8,892,701,940 59
2040 30,798,944 1.29 % 382,744 -10,000 30.3 2.17 168 74.1 % 22,818,080 0.33 % 9,210,337,004 59
2045 32,524,870 1.10 % 345,185 -10,000 32.2 2.06 177 75.6 % 24,577,197 0.34 % 9,504,209,572 59
2050 34,021,051 0.90 % 299,236 -10,000 34.1 1.97 185 77.1 % 26,244,525 0.35 % 9,771,822,753 60
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 Syria Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Syrian Arab Republic delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Syria (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 Syria 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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