South Sudan Population (LIVE)

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South Sudan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of South Sudan is 11,111,939 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • South Sudan 2019 population is estimated at 11,062,113 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • South Sudan population is equivalent to 0.14% of the total world population.
  • South Sudan ranks number 84 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in South Sudan is 18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 610,952 Km2 (235,890 sq. miles)
  • 23.9 % of the population is urban (2,639,257 people in 2019)
  • The median age in South Sudan is 18.6 years.

Population of South Sudan (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Sudan
Global Rank
2019 11,062,113 0.79 % 86,186 -174,200 18.6 5.06 18 23.9 % 2,639,257 0.14 % 7,713,468,100 84
2018 10,975,927 0.60 % 65,164 -174,200 18.6 5.06 18 23.1 % 2,534,064 0.14 % 7,631,091,040 84
2017 10,910,763 0.72 % 78,245 -174,200 18.6 5.06 18 22.3 % 2,432,887 0.14 % 7,547,858,925 83
2016 10,832,518 1.09 % 116,860 -174,200 18.6 5.06 18 21.6 % 2,335,056 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 83
2015 10,715,658 2.42 % 241,459 -20,000 18.4 5.15 18 20.9 % 2,240,020 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 81
2010 9,508,364 4.76 % 394,486 169,322 18.0 5.60 16 18.9 % 1,797,991 0.14 % 6,956,823,603 87
2005 7,535,932 3.98 % 267,308 86,400 17.7 6.00 12 18.5 % 1,391,012 0.12 % 6,541,907,027 94
2000 6,199,394 3.91 % 216,26260,000 17.6 6.42 10 17.8 % 1,105,850 0.10 % 6,143,493,823 99
1995 5,118,083 -1.40 % -74,908 -219,415 17.7 6.65 8 16.9 % 866,570 0.09 % 5,744,212,979 105
1990 5,492,623 1.02 % 54,375 -83,247 17.8 6.83 9 13.9 % 765,828 0.10 % 5,327,231,061 95
1985 5,220,747 3.00 % 143,629 30,000 17.8 6.78 9 10.3 % 536,559 0.11 % 4,870,921,740 94
1980 4,502,604 2.70 % 112,197 12,000 17.8 6.92 7 8.9 % 400,849 0.10 % 4,458,003,514 101
1975 3,941,618 2.44 % 89,523 5,000 18.0 6.90 6 9.0 % 353,282 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 102
1970 3,494,004 2.20 % 72,171 0 18.6 6.85 6 9.0 % 314,909 0.09 % 3,700,437,046 103
1965 3,133,150 1.96 % 58,085 0 19.0 6.75 5 9.1 % 283,626 0.09 % 3,339,583,597 102
1960 2,842,724 1.65 % 44,602 0 19.0 6.70 5 9.1 % 258,524 0.09 % 3,034,949,748 102
1955 2,619,712 1.08 % 27,482 0 18.9 6.65 4 9.1 % 239,670 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 102
: 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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South Sudan Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Sudan
Global Rank
2020 11,193,725 0.88 % 95,613 -174,200 19.0 4.74 18 24.6 % 2,749,061 0.14 % 7,794,798,739 84
2025 12,458,305 2.16 % 252,916 -25,000 19.7 4.74 20 27.1 % 3,378,254 0.15 % 8,184,437,460 81
2030 13,839,272 2.12 % 276,193 -15,000 20.5 4.74 23 30.1 % 4,163,609 0.16 % 8,548,487,400 79
2035 15,328,329 2.06 % 297,811 -5,000 21.4 4.74 25 33.5 % 5,136,964 0.17 % 8,887,524,213 79
2040 16,856,415 1.92 % 305,617 -5,000 22.4 4.74 28 37.3 % 6,289,840 0.18 % 9,198,847,240 79
2045 18,408,328 1.78 % 310,383 -5,000 23.4 4.74 30 41.4 % 7,619,840 0.19 % 9,481,803,274 77
2050 19,962,712 1.63 % 310,877   24.4 4.74 33 45.7 % 9,131,580 0.21 % 9,735,033,990 77
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

South Sudan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of South Sudan
Life Expectancy
58.74 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
58.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
89.8
(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)
5,603,014 50.05% 5,590,715 49.95% 11,193,725 1.00

Population Pyramid for South Sudan (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 2,341,823 50.62% 2,284,290 49.38% 4,626,113 41.33%
15-24 1,140,689 50.39% 1,122,946 49.61% 2,263,635 20.22%
25-54 1,725,547 49.81% 1,738,432 50.19% 3,463,979 30.95%
55-64 222,587 47.90% 242,113 52.10% 464,700 4.15%
65+ 172,368 45.93% 202,934 54.07% 375,302 3.35%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 4,626,113 41.33% 74.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 6,192,314 55.32% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 375,302 3.35% 6.1
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
5,001,415 44.68% 80.8

Main Cities by Population in South Sudan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Juba 450,000
2 Winejok 300,000
3 Malakal 160,765
4 Wau 127,384
5 Pajok 49,000
6 Yambio 40,382
6 Yei 40,382
7 Aweil 38,745
8 Gogrial 38,572
9 Rumbek 32,083
10 Bor 26,782
11 Torit 20,048
12 Tonj 17,338

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of South Sudan (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 South Sudan 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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