Northern Africa Population (LIVE)

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Northern Africa Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Northern Africa

CountryPopulation (2019)
Egypt100,388,073
Algeria43,053,054
Sudan42,813,238
Morocco36,471,769
Tunisia11,694,719
Libya6,777,452
Western Sahara582,463
  • The current population of Northern Africa is 243,412,372 as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Northern Africa population is equivalent to 3.13% of the total world population.
  • Northern Africa ranks number 3 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Northern Africa is 31 per Km2 (81 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 7,769,438 Km2 (2,999,796 sq. miles)
  • 52.3 % of the population is urban (126,343,762 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Northern Africa is 25 years.

Population of Northern Africa (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2019 241,780,768 1.89 % 4,486,974 -149,870 25.0 3.32 31 52.3 % 126,343,762 3.1 % 7,713,468,100 3
2018 237,293,794 1.93 % 4,500,580 -149,870 25.0 3.32 31 52.1 % 123,644,167 3.1 % 7,631,091,040 3
2017 232,793,214 1.96 % 4,486,171 -149,870 25.0 3.32 30 52 % 120,970,023 3.1 % 7,547,858,925 3
2016 228,307,043 1.99 % 4,445,438 -149,870 25.0 3.32 29 51.8 % 118,322,201 3.1 % 7,464,022,049 3
2015 223,861,605 1.98 % 4,184,266 -355,300 24.8 3.34 29 51.7 % 115,704,575 3.2 % 7,379,797,139 3
2010 202,940,273 1.71 % 3,303,801 -468,500 24.0 3.11 26 50.8 % 103,079,479 3.1 % 6,956,823,603 3
2005 186,421,270 1.7 % 3,019,684 -310,700 22.7 3.15 24 49.7 % 92,681,581 3.0 % 6,541,907,027 3
2000 171,322,849 1.82 % 2,962,441 -315,400 21.2 3.54 22 48.7 % 83,357,110 3.0 % 6,143,493,823 3
1995 156,510,646 2.29 % 3,353,167 -50,700 19.9 4.22 20 47.8 % 74,810,928 2.9 % 5,744,212,979 3
1990 139,744,811 2.62 % 3,391,897 -104,100 19.0 5.05 18 46.2 % 64,574,403 2.9 % 5,327,231,061 3
1985 122,785,327 2.83 % 3,202,547 -73,100 18.5 5.74 16 43.9 % 53,937,772 2.8 % 4,870,921,740 3
1980 106,772,590 2.7 % 2,659,687 -180,700 18.0 6.19 14 41.7 % 44,497,683 2.6 % 4,458,003,514 3
1975 93,474,155 2.52 % 2,186,936 -270,200 17.7 6.53 12 39.7 % 37,113,480 2.5 % 4,079,480,606 3
1970 82,539,475 2.68 % 2,044,618 -173,400 17.6 6.83 11 37.3 % 30,790,827 2.5 % 3,700,437,046 3
1965 72,316,384 2.72 % 1,818,638 -131,400 17.8 6.94 9 22 % 15,926,233 2.4 % 3,339,583,597 3
1960 63,223,194 2.73 % 1,592,756 -78,300 18.7 6.87 8 31.7 % 20,018,757 2.3 % 3,034,949,748 3
1955 55,259,416 2.52 % 1,294,365 -84,600 19.5 6.80 7 28.8 % 15,926,233 2.2 % 2,773,019,936 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Northern Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 246,232,518 1.92 % 4,474,183 -149,900 25.5 3.25 32 52.4 % 129,068,218 3.3 % 7,794,798,739 3
2025 267,761,470 1.69 % 4,305,790 -100,400 26.2 3.27 34 53.4 % 143,026,180 3.4 % 8,184,437,460 3
2030 288,432,647 1.5 % 4,134,235 -100,400 26.8 3.29 37 54.7 % 157,848,576 3.5 % 8,548,487,400 3
2035 309,148,117 1.4 % 4,143,094 -90,400 27.7 3.32 40 56.3 % 174,104,402 3.5 % 8,887,524,213 3
2040 330,253,484 1.33 % 4,221,073 -90,400 28.6 3.35 43 58.1 % 192,031,674 3.7 % 9,198,847,240 3
2045 351,261,898 1.24 % 4,201,683 -90,400 29.9 3.35 45 60.1 % 211,178,767 3.8 % 9,481,803,274 3
2050 371,544,555 1.13 % 4,056,531 -90,400 31.1 3.36 48 62.1 % 230,583,923 3.9 % 9,735,033,990 4
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

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

The Population of Northern Africa (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Northern Africa, 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.

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

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