Saudi Arabia Population (LIVE)

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Saudi Arabia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Saudi Arabia is 34,474,576 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Saudi Arabia 2019 population is estimated at 34,268,528 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Saudi Arabia population is equivalent to 0.44% of the total world population.
  • Saudi Arabia ranks number 41 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Saudi Arabia is 16 per Km2 (41 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,149,690 Km2 (830,000 sq. miles)
  • 83.8 % of the population is urban (28,700,362 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Saudi Arabia is 30.3 years.

Population of Saudi Arabia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSaudi Arabia
Global Rank
2019 34,268,528 1.68 % 565,772 134,979 30.3 2.64 16 83.8 % 28,700,362 0.44 % 7,713,468,100 41
2018 33,702,756 1.82 % 601,577 134,979 30.3 2.64 16 83.5 % 28,133,138 0.44 % 7,631,091,040 41
2017 33,101,179 2.03 % 657,732 134,979 30.3 2.64 15 83.2 % 27,543,623 0.44 % 7,547,858,925 41
2016 32,443,447 2.29 % 725,780 134,979 30.3 2.64 15 83.0 % 26,918,214 0.43 % 7,464,022,049 41
2015 31,717,667 2.95 % 859,241 344,561 30.0 2.73 15 82.8 % 26,249,243 0.43 % 7,379,797,139 41
2010 27,421,461 2.86 % 721,056 214,619 26.0 3.23 13 82.1 % 22,512,101 0.39 % 6,956,823,603 45
2005 23,816,183 2.88 % 630,468 149,599 23.7 3.65 11 81.3 % 19,358,664 0.36 % 6,541,907,027 47
2000 20,663,843 2.08 % 405,011-70,000 21.3 4.40 10 80.2 % 16,579,826 0.34 % 6,143,493,823 49
1995 18,638,787 2.80 % 481,000 -22,000 19.4 5.55 9 79.1 % 14,739,559 0.32 % 5,744,212,979 48
1990 16,233,785 4.35 % 622,958 143,365 19.5 6.22 8 77.0 % 12,503,513 0.30 % 5,327,231,061 51
1985 13,118,993 6.24 % 685,503 276,706 19.3 7.02 6 73.0 % 9,581,553 0.27 % 4,870,921,740 52
1980 9,691,476 5.49 % 454,397 157,744 18.4 7.28 5 66.2 % 6,415,124 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 61
1975 7,419,493 4.92 % 316,621 96,664 18.0 7.30 3 58.4 % 4,334,558 0.18 % 4,079,480,606 71
1970 5,836,389 3.80 % 198,551 37,401 18.0 7.26 3 48.7 % 2,840,506 0.16 % 3,700,437,046 76
1965 4,843,635 3.46 % 151,419 25,198 18.2 7.26 2 38.8 % 1,877,805 0.15 % 3,339,583,597 84
1960 4,086,539 2.81 % 105,677 5,194 18.5 7.18 2 31.3 % 1,277,054 0.13 % 3,034,949,748 83
1955 3,558,155 2.65 % 87,364 5,258 18.8 7.18 2 26.0 % 923,917 0.13 % 2,773,019,936 84
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Saudi Arabia Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSaudi Arabia
Global Rank
2020 34,813,871 1.88 % 619,241 134,979 31.8 2.34 16 84.0 % 29,255,576 0.45 % 7,794,798,739 41
2025 37,248,919 1.36 % 487,010 54,187 33.3 2.34 17 85.5 % 31,842,626 0.46 % 8,184,437,460 42
2030 39,322,338 1.09 % 414,684 55,950 35.0 2.34 18 86.8 % 34,142,975 0.46 % 8,548,487,400 42
2035 41,073,374 0.88 % 350,207 58,318 36.3 2.34 19 88.1 % 36,170,029 0.46 % 8,887,524,213 41
2040 42,473,031 0.67 % 279,931 38,868 37.6 2.34 20 89.2 % 37,878,811 0.46 % 9,198,847,240 44
2045 43,648,838 0.55 % 235,161 38,931 38.9 2.34 20 90.3 % 39,396,408 0.46 % 9,481,803,274 47
2050 44,562,476 0.42 % 182,728   40.2 2.34 21 91.4 % 40,708,624 0.46 % 9,735,033,990 46
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Saudi Arabia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Saudi Arabia
Life Expectancy
75.69 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
20,131,308 57.83% 14,682,559 42.17% 34,813,871 1.37

Population Pyramid for Saudi Arabia (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 4,362,049 50.73% 4,235,666 49.27% 8,597,715 24.70%
15-24 2,357,020 51.78% 2,194,893 48.22% 4,551,913 13.07%
25-54 11,335,073 61.93% 6,967,454 38.07% 18,302,527 52.57%
55-64 1,430,618 66.73% 713,145 33.27% 2,143,763 6.16%
65+ 646,548 53.08% 571,401 46.92% 1,217,949 3.50%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 8,597,715 24.70% 34.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 24,998,203 71.81% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,217,949 3.50% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
9,815,664 28.19% 39.3

Main Cities by Population in Saudi Arabia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Riyadh 4,205,961
2 Jeddah 2,867,446
3 Mecca 1,323,624
4 Medina 1,300,000
5 Sultanah 946,697
6 Dammam 768,602
7 Ta'if 530,848
8 Tabuk 455,450
9 Al Kharj 425,300
10 Buraydah 391,336
11 Khamis Mushait 387,553
12 Al Hufuf 293,179
13 Al Mubarraz 290,802
14 Hafar Al-Batin 271,642
15 Ha'il 267,005
16 Najran 258,573
17 Al Jubayl 237,274
18 Abha 210,886
19 Yanbu 200,161
20 Khobar 165,799
21 Arar 148,540
22 Sakakah 128,332
23 Jizan 105,198
24 Qurayyat 102,903
25 Dhahran 99,540
26 Al Qatif 98,259
27 Al Bahah 88,419
28 Tarut 85,371
29 Qal`at Bishah 81,828
30 Ar Rass 81,728
31 Ash Shafa 72,190
32 Sayhat 66,702
33 Al Mithnab 60,870
34 Al Khafji 54,857
35 Ad Dawadimi 54,474
36 Sabya 54,108
37 Az Zulfi 53,144
38 Abu `Arish 49,171
39 Safwa 45,876
40 Afif 45,525
41 Rabigh 41,759
42 Rahimah 41,188
43 Turaif 40,819
44 Tubarjal 40,019
45 Ad Dilam 35,371
46 Umm Lajj 33,874
47 Al-`Ula 32,413
48 Abqaiq 29,474
49 Badr Hunayn 27,257
50 Samitah 26,945
51 Al Wajh 26,636
52 Al Bukayriyah 25,153
53 An Nimas 24,153
54 As Sulayyil 24,097
55 Turabah 23,235
56 Al Jumum 22,207
57 Duba 22,000
58 At Taraf 21,386
59 Qaisumah 20,685
60 Al Battaliyah 16,606
61 Al Munayzilah 16,296

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Notes

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

The Population of Saudi Arabia (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 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 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 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 Saudi Arabia 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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