Tunisia Population (LIVE)

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Tunisia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Tunisia is 11,741,655 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Tunisia 2019 population is estimated at 11,694,719 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Tunisia population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Tunisia ranks number 78 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Tunisia is 75 per Km2 (195 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 155,360 Km2 (59,985 sq. miles)
  • 69.8 % of the population is urban (8,160,285 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Tunisia is 31.6 years.

Population of Tunisia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTunisia
Global Rank
2019 11,694,719 1.12 % 129,518 -4,000 31.6 2.24 75 69.8 % 8,160,285 0.15 % 7,713,468,100 78
2018 11,565,201 1.15 % 131,758 -4,000 31.6 2.24 74 69.5 % 8,038,426 0.15 % 7,631,091,040 77
2017 11,433,443 1.15 % 129,498 -4,000 31.6 2.24 74 69.2 % 7,915,930 0.15 % 7,547,858,925 77
2016 11,303,945 1.11 % 123,996 -4,000 31.6 2.24 73 68.9 % 7,793,657 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 79
2015 11,179,949 1.00 % 108,941 -30,000 31.3 2.25 72 68.6 % 7,672,383 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 79
2010 10,635,244 1.02 % 105,695 -8,128 29.3 2.02 68 66.7 % 7,092,304 0.15 % 6,956,823,603 78
2005 10,106,771 0.81 % 79,684 -28,609 27.2 2.04 65 65.2 % 6,590,593 0.15 % 6,541,907,027 79
2000 9,708,350 1.25 % 116,590-7,961 25.1 2.34 62 63.4 % 6,152,385 0.16 % 6,143,493,823 80
1995 9,125,398 2.06 % 176,580 28,068 23.1 2.98 59 61.4 % 5,602,764 0.16 % 5,744,212,979 79
1990 8,242,496 2.38 % 182,580 9,800 21.3 4.00 53 57.9 % 4,770,561 0.15 % 5,327,231,061 80
1985 7,329,594 2.83 % 191,111 17,116 19.9 4.82 47 53.8 % 3,942,049 0.15 % 4,870,921,740 80
1980 6,374,039 2.42 % 143,425 -14,414 18.6 5.65 41 50.5 % 3,220,311 0.14 % 4,458,003,514 80
1975 5,656,914 2.24 % 118,621 -19,413 17.8 6.39 36 47.6 % 2,689,901 0.14 % 4,079,480,606 82
1970 5,063,809 2.17 % 103,174 -19,305 17.0 6.92 33 43.5 % 2,200,342 0.14 % 3,700,437,046 82
1965 4,547,941 1.71 % 73,941 -28,499 17.5 6.99 29 39.7 % 1,805,609 0.14 % 3,339,583,597 79
1960 4,178,236 1.16 % 46,939 -38,150 18.5 6.85 27 37.5 % 1,566,577 0.14 % 3,034,949,748 81
1955 3,943,540 1.81 % 67,647 -3,733 19.4 6.65 25 35.2 % 1,389,870 0.14 % 2,773,019,936 79
: 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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Tunisia 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 PopulationTunisia
Global Rank
2020 11,818,619 1.12 % 127,734 -4,000 32.8 2.20 76 70.1 % 8,280,799 0.15 % 7,794,798,739 79
2025 12,346,742 0.88 % 105,625 -4,000 34.4 2.20 79 71.7 % 8,853,818 0.15 % 8,184,437,460 80
2030 12,755,757 0.65 % 81,803 -4,000 36.1 2.20 82 73.5 % 9,372,398 0.15 % 8,548,487,400 81
2035 13,077,865 0.50 % 64,422 -4,000 37.4 2.20 84 75.3 % 9,847,992 0.15 % 8,887,524,213 82
2040 13,353,185 0.42 % 55,064 -4,000 38.4 2.20 86 77.2 % 10,304,596 0.15 % 9,198,847,240 83
2045 13,597,966 0.36 % 48,956 -4,000 39.1 2.20 88 79.0 % 10,741,900 0.14 % 9,481,803,274 84
2050 13,796,600 0.29 % 39,727   39.9 2.20 89 80.7 % 11,138,512 0.14 % 9,735,033,990 85
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Tunisia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Tunisia
Life Expectancy
77.36 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
10.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.2
(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)
5,860,752 49.59% 5,957,866 50.41% 11,818,619 0.98

Population Pyramid for Tunisia (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 1,479,076 51.52% 1,391,749 48.48% 2,870,825 24.29%
15-24 834,644 51.90% 773,515 48.10% 1,608,159 13.61%
25-54 2,491,124 48.83% 2,610,809 51.17% 5,101,933 43.17%
55-64 584,644 49.17% 604,395 50.83% 1,189,039 10.06%
65+ 471,264 44.94% 577,398 55.06% 1,048,662 8.87%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 2,870,825 24.29% 36.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 7,899,131 66.84% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,048,662 8.87% 13.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
3,919,487 33.16% 49.6

Main Cities by Population in Tunisia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tunis 693,210
2 Sfax 277,278
3 Sousse 164,123
4 Kairouan 119,794
5 Bizerte 115,268
6 Gabes 110,075
7 Ariana 97,687
8 Kasserine 81,987
9 Gafsa 81,232
10 La Goulette 79,795
11 Zarzis 79,316
12 Ben Arous 74,932
13 Monastir 71,546
14 La Mohammedia 66,593
15 Al Marsa 65,640
16 Msaken 64,563
17 Skanes 64,222
18 Houmt El Souk 62,583
19 Tataouine 62,577
20 El Hamma 62,000
21 Medenine 61,705
22 Douane 60,192
23 Beja 57,233
24 Nabeul 56,387
25 Hammamet 53,733
26 Jendouba 51,408
27 El Kef 47,979
28 Hammam-Lif 47,760
29 Oued Lill 47,101
30 Menzel Bourguiba 46,245
31 Mahdia 45,977
32 Zouila 44,349
33 Rades 44,298
34 Kelibia 43,209
35 Sidi Bouzid 42,098
36 Metlaoui 41,899
37 Djemmal 39,990
38 Ksar Hellal 39,792
39 Tozeur 34,943
40 Dar Chabanne 33,953
41 Hammam Sousse 33,834
42 Gremda 33,744
43 Korba 33,589
44 La Sebala du Mornag 33,421
45 Midoun 32,000
46 Mateur 31,005
47 Ar Rudayyif 30,048
48 Douz 28,127
49 Ksour Essaf 27,936
50 Siliana 26,960
51 Manouba 24,948
52 Nefta 21,720
53 Chebba 21,559
54 Menzel Jemil 21,542
55 Takelsa 20,659
56 Medjez el Bab 20,118
57 El Jem 20,029
58 Akouda 20,027
59 Kebili 19,875
60 Tajerouine 18,909
61 Douar Tindja 18,551
62 Ouardenine 18,287
63 El Fahs 18,083
64 Beni Khiar 18,011
65 Zaghouan 16,911
66 Mennzel Bou Zelfa 16,231
67 El Alia 16,083
68 Thala 16,068
69 Bekalta 15,937
70 Carthage 15,922

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Notes

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

The Population of Tunisia (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 Tunisia 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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