Western Asia Population (LIVE)

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Western Asia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Western Asia

CountryPopulation (2017)
Turkey(80,745,020)
Iraq(38,274,618)
Saudi Arabia(32,938,213)
Yemen(28,250,420)
Syria(18,269,868)
Azerbaijan(9,827,589)
Jordan(9,702,353)
United Arab Emirates(9,400,145)
Israel(8,321,570)
Lebanon(6,082,357)
State of Palestine(4,920,724)
Oman(4,636,262)
Kuwait(4,136,528)
Georgia(3,912,061)
Armenia(2,930,450)
Qatar(2,639,211)
Bahrain(1,492,584)
Cyprus(1,179,551)
  • The current population of Western Asia is 269,423,617 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Asia population is equivalent to 3.55% of the total world population.
  • Western Asia ranks number 4 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Asia is 56 per Km2 (144 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 4,805,058 Km2 (1,855,243 sq. miles)
  • 69.3 % of the population is urban (185,598,237 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Western Asia is 26.8 years.

Population of Western Asia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2017 267,659,524 1.8 % 4,721,515 404,474 26.8 2.87 56 69.3 % 185,598,237 3.6 % 7,550,262,101 4
2016 262,938,009 1.87 % 4,814,095 404,474 26.8 2.87 55 69.1 % 181,803,102 3.5 % 7,466,964,280 4
2015 258,123,914 2.09 % 5,077,178 789,400 26.5 2.90 54 68.9 % 177,951,859 3.7 % 7,383,008,820 4
2010 232,738,024 2.5 % 5,401,468 1,325,800 25.1 3.02 48 67.7 % 157,652,222 3.6 % 6,958,169,159 4
2005 205,730,682 2.14 % 4,142,361 305,700 23.5 3.23 43 65.7 % 135,232,569 3.3 % 6,542,159,383 4
2000 185,018,877 2.09 % 3,631,057 -121,800 22.1 3.60 39 63.3 % 117,107,977 3.2 % 6,145,006,989 4
1995 166,863,594 2.32 % 3,615,133 -28,700 21.1 4.03 35 62.2 % 103,755,837 3.1 % 5,751,474,416 4
1990 148,787,931 2.56 % 3,528,337 -4,200 20.2 4.51 31 60.9 % 90,639,062 3.1 % 5,330,943,460 4
1985 131,146,248 2.89 % 3,477,016 210,200 19.8 5.00 27 57.4 % 75,288,043 2.9 % 4,873,781,796 4
1980 113,761,169 2.82 % 2,956,988 91,500 19.3 5.36 24 52.1 % 59,229,814 2.8 % 4,458,411,534 4
1975 98,976,230 2.8 % 2,550,079 61,600 19.1 5.73 21 48.8 % 48,324,331 2.7 % 4,079,087,198 4
1970 86,225,833 2.7 % 2,154,289 12,200 18.8 6.00 18 44.6 % 38,490,806 2.6 % 3,700,577,650 4
1965 75,454,387 2.72 % 1,897,952 57,600 20.5 6.30 16 25.1 % 18,930,563 2.5 % 3,339,592,688 4
1960 65,964,628 2.61 % 1,593,929 62,000 20.0 6.15 14 36.5 % 24,063,503 2.4 % 3,033,212,527 4
1955 57,994,982 2.53 % 1,360,478 57,600 20.5 6.30 12 32.6 % 18,930,563 2.3 % 2,772,242,535 4
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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Western Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 281,382,278 1.74 % 4,651,673 404,500 27.8 2.74 59 69.9 % 196,750,724 3.8 % 7,795,482,309 4
2025 303,127,939 1.5 % 4,349,132 170,600 28.9 2.61 63 70.9 % 214,830,204 3.9 % 8,185,613,757 4
2030 323,520,769 1.31 % 4,078,566 9,500 30.0 2.51 67 71.8 % 232,170,042 4.0 % 8,551,198,644 4
2035 343,283,115 1.19 % 3,952,469 18,000 31.1 2.42 71 72.6 % 249,052,845 3.9 % 8,892,701,940 4
2040 362,199,785 1.08 % 3,783,334 11,000 32.3 2.34 75 73.3 % 265,410,036 4.1 % 9,210,337,004 4
2045 380,064,832 0.97 % 3,573,009 10,000 33.4 2.27 79 73.9 % 281,024,048 4.1 % 9,504,209,572 4
2050 396,559,673 0.85 % 3,298,968 10,000 34.6 2.22 83 74.5 % 295,447,342 4.2 % 9,771,822,753 4
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 Western Asia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Western Asia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Western Asia (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 sub-region 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 countries within Western Asia, 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.

Western Asia's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Asia: Position held by Western Asia in the list of all regions within Asia ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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