Syria Population (LIVE)

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Syria Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Syrian Arab Republic is 17,232,060 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Syria 2019 population is estimated at 17,070,135 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Syria population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • Syria ranks number 69 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Syria is 93 per Km2 (241 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 183,630 Km2 (70,900 sq. miles)
  • 59.4 % of the population is urban (10,141,352 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Syria is 24.0 years.

Population of Syria (2019 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
2019 17,070,135 0.74 % 125,078 -427,391 24.0 3.05 93 59.4 % 10,141,352 0.22 % 7,713,468,100 69
2018 16,945,057 -0.88 % -150,621 -427,391 24.0 3.05 92 58.4 % 9,903,237 0.22 % 7,631,091,040 69
2017 17,095,678 -2.12 % -369,897 -427,391 24.0 3.05 93 57.2 % 9,774,379 0.23 % 7,547,858,925 65
2016 17,465,575 -2.96 % -531,833 -427,391 24.0 3.05 95 55.8 % 9,737,763 0.23 % 7,464,022,049 64
2015 17,997,408 -3.37 % -673,024 -1,077,397 23.6 3.10 98 54.3 % 9,773,578 0.24 % 7,379,797,139 61
2010 21,362,529 3.07 % 600,271 74,000 21.1 3.70 116 54.7 % 11,686,472 0.31 % 6,956,823,603 54
2005 18,361,176 2.27 % 390,066 -75,982 19.6 3.90 100 53.6 % 9,839,155 0.28 % 6,541,907,027 56
2000 16,410,848 2.73 % 413,071-26,000 18.7 4.30 89 51.9 % 8,524,885 0.27 % 6,143,493,823 56
1995 14,345,492 2.88 % 379,864 -14,000 17.5 4.80 78 50.1 % 7,187,664 0.25 % 5,744,212,979 58
1990 12,446,171 3.17 % 359,508 -29,300 16.3 5.87 68 48.9 % 6,090,038 0.23 % 5,327,231,061 56
1985 10,648,632 3.58 % 343,572 -17,400 15.6 6.77 58 47.9 % 5,099,767 0.22 % 4,870,921,740 57
1980 8,930,774 3.46 % 279,012 -32,334 15.5 7.32 49 46.7 % 4,171,360 0.20 % 4,458,003,514 64
1975 7,535,714 3.48 % 237,035 -16,300 15.8 7.54 41 45.1 % 3,395,649 0.18 % 4,079,480,606 68
1970 6,350,541 3.40 % 195,481 -3,200 15.9 7.56 35 43.3 % 2,752,618 0.17 % 3,700,437,046 70
1965 5,373,137 3.28 % 159,925 -3,200 15.8 7.54 29 40.0 % 2,149,575 0.16 % 3,339,583,597 80
1960 4,573,512 3.18 % 132,402 -3,000 17.0 7.38 25 36.8 % 1,683,354 0.15 % 3,034,949,748 76
1955 3,911,501 2.76 % 99,634 -14,000 18.8 7.23 21 34.7 % 1,358,205 0.14 % 2,773,019,936 80
: 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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Syria Population Forecast

-10,000
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 17,500,658 -0.56 % -99,350 -427,391 25.6 2.84 95 60.0 % 10,498,283 0.22 % 7,794,798,739 68
2025 23,061,973 5.67 % 1,112,263 763,130 27.8 2.84 126 59.6 % 13,735,765 0.28 % 8,184,437,460 60
2030 26,676,565 2.95 % 722,918 362,003 29.1 2.84 145 61.6 % 16,423,277 0.31 % 8,548,487,400 59
2035 28,579,588 1.39 % 380,605 44,712 30.0 2.84 156 65.3 % 18,656,733 0.32 % 8,887,524,213 58
2040 30,153,281 1.08 % 314,739 -10,000 31.3 2.84 164 68.7 % 20,709,320 0.33 % 9,198,847,240 60
2045 31,693,482 1.00 % 308,040 -10,000 32.7 2.84 173 71.5 % 22,654,004 0.33 % 9,481,803,274 60
2050 33,129,321 0.89 % 287,168   34.3 2.84 180 73.9 % 24,474,813 0.34 % 9,735,033,990 61
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Syria Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Syria
Life Expectancy
76.06 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
12.7
(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)
8,760,065 50.06% 8,740,592 49.94% 17,500,658 1.00

Population Pyramid for Syria (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 2,746,568 51.00% 2,639,198 49.00% 5,385,766 30.77%
15-24 1,622,061 51.03% 1,556,701 48.97% 3,178,762 18.16%
25-54 3,495,935 49.79% 3,526,080 50.21% 7,022,015 40.12%
55-64 508,879 47.96% 552,175 52.04% 1,061,054 6.06%
65+ 386,622 45.32% 466,438 54.68% 853,060 4.87%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 5,385,766 30.77% 47.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,261,831 64.35% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 853,060 4.87% 7.6
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,238,826 35.65% 55.4

Main Cities by Population in Syria

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Aleppo 1,602,264
2 Damascus 1,569,394
3 Homs 775,404
4 Hamah 460,602
5 Latakia 340,181
6 Deir ez-Zor 242,565
7 Ar Raqqah 177,636
8 Al Bab 130,745
9 Idlib 128,840
10 Douma 111,864
11 Manbij 99,497
12 Dar'a 97,969
13 As Salamiyah 94,887
14 Tartouss 89,457
15 Ath Thawrah 87,880
16 Al Hasakah 81,539
17 Darayya 71,596
18 I`zaz 66,138
19 Jablah 65,915
20 As Safirah 63,708
21 As Suwayda' 59,052
22 Albu Kamal 57,572
23 At Tall 55,561
24 Al Mayadin 54,534
25 Ar Rastan 53,152
26 Tadmur 51,015
27 'Ayn al 'Arab 50,000
28 An Nabk 49,372
29 Khan Shaykhun 48,975
30 `Afrin 48,693
31 Kafranbel 45,652
32 `Irbin 42,474
33 Al Qusayr 41,062
34 Yabrud 40,502
35 Jisr ash Shughur 39,311
36 Baniyas 39,066
37 Tallbisah 38,491
38 Harasta 37,348
39 Al Qunaytirah 36,143
40 Tadif 34,670
41 Saraqib 34,231
42 Jayrud 32,352
43 Masyaf 32,262
44 Ma`arratmisrin 32,163
45 Al Qaryatayn 31,748
46 Salqin 31,608
47 Tafas 31,249
48 Souran 30,716
49 Binnish 30,354
50 Jasim 30,283
51 Tallkalakh 29,754
52 Az Zabadani 29,549
53 Tayyibat al Imam 29,259
54 Hajin 29,237
55 Inkhil 29,076
56 Dayr Hafir 28,905
57 Satita 27,815
58 Ash Shaykh Miskin 25,920
59 As Sanamayn 25,702
60 Tall Rif`at 25,658
61 Nubl 25,546
62 Subaykhan 25,514
63 Jarabulus 24,997
64 Al Harak 23,784
65 Al Kiswah 23,526
66 Halfaya 23,403
67 Kafr Takharim 22,436
68 Ad Dana 21,987
69 Kafr Zayta 21,845
70 Kafr Laha 21,819

See also

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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 - 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 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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