Syria Population (LIVE)

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Syria Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Syrian Arab Republic is 18,811,510 as of Friday, March 24, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Syria population is equivalent to 0.25% of the total world population.
  • Syria ranks number 61 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Syria is 103 per Km2 (267 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 183,616 Km2 (70,895 sq. miles)
  • 72.6 % of the population is urban (13,722,428 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Syria is 21.2 years.

Population of Syria (2017 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
2017 18,906,907 1.85 % 343,312 188,143 21.2 2.98 103 72.6 % 13,722,428 0.25 % 7,515,284,153 61
2016 18,563,595 0.33 % 61,182 188,143 21.2 2.98 101 71.2 % 13,223,024 0.25 % 7,432,663,275 61
2015 18,502,413 -2.24 % -443,638 -806,000 21 3.03 101 69.4 % 12,837,178 0.25 % 7,349,472,099 60
2010 20,720,602 2.7 % 517,552 74,000 22 3.19 113 57.9 % 11,988,656 0.3 % 6,929,725,043 55
2005 18,132,842 2.09 % 355,758 -76,000 20 3.67 99 53.9 % 9,770,957 0.28 % 6,519,635,850 56
2000 16,354,050 2.67 % 404,418 -26,000 19 4.26 89 52 % 8,504,294 0.27 % 6,126,622,121 56
1995 14,331,962 2.85 % 376,085 -14,000 18 4.8 78 50.1 % 7,184,030 0.25 % 5,735,123,084 58
1990 12,451,539 3.14 % 356,859 -29,300 16 5.87 68 48.9 % 6,092,664 0.23 % 5,309,667,699 56
1985 10,667,245 3.56 % 342,218 -17,400 16 6.77 58 47.9 % 5,108,681 0.22 % 4,852,540,569 57
1980 8,956,156 3.44 % 278,431 -32,300 16 7.32 49 46.7 % 4,183,215 0.2 % 4,439,632,465 64
1975 7,564,000 3.47 % 237,040 -16,300 16 7.54 41 45.1 % 3,408,395 0.19 % 4,061,399,228 69
1970 6,378,802 3.39 % 196,094 -3,200 16 7.56 35 43.3 % 2,764,867 0.17 % 3,682,487,691 70
1965 5,398,333 3.28 % 161,111 -14,000 19 7.23 21 40 % 2,159,655 0.16 % 3,322,495,121 80
1960 4,592,777 3.21 % 134,183 -3,000 17 7.38 25 36.8 % 1,690,445 0.15 % 3,018,343,828 75
1955 3,921,864 2.82 % 101,707 -14,000 19 7.23 21 34.7 % 1,361,803 0.14 % 2,758,314,525 80
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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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 20,993,588 2.56 % 498,235 188,100 23 2.77 114 73.2 % 15,363,857 0.27 % 7,758,156,792 59
2025 25,558,851 4.01 % 913,053 556,000 26 2.56 139 67.3 % 17,213,252 0.31 % 8,141,661,007 57
2030 28,647,474 2.31 % 617,725 240,100 27 2.39 156 66.7 % 19,108,652 0.34 % 8,500,766,052 55
2035 30,424,468 1.21 % 355,399 -6,600 29 2.25 166 69 % 20,985,766 0.34 % 8,838,907,877 57
2040 32,070,451 1.06 % 329,197 -8,200 30 2.12 175 71.1 % 22,818,080 0.35 % 9,157,233,976 59
2045 33,571,029 0.92 % 300,116 -10,000 32 2.02 183 73.2 % 24,577,197 0.36 % 9,453,891,780 59
2050 34,902,406 0.78 % 266,275 -10,000 34 1.94 190 75.2 % 26,244,525 0.36 % 9,725,147,994 60
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 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 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 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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