United Arab Emirates Population (LIVE)

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United Arab Emirates Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Arab Emirates is 9,815,902 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the United Arab Emirates 2019 population is estimated at 9,770,529 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • the United Arab Emirates population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • the U.A.E. ranks number 92 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the United Arab Emirates is 117 per Km2 (303 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 83,600 Km2 (32,278 sq. miles)
  • 86.0 % of the population is urban (8,402,990 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the United Arab Emirates is 32.6 years.

Population of the United Arab Emirates (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.A.E.
Global Rank
2019 9,770,529 1.45 % 139,570 40,000 32.6 1.64 117 86.0 % 8,402,990 0.13 % 7,713,468,100 92
2018 9,630,959 1.52 % 143,756 40,000 32.6 1.64 115 85.7 % 8,255,643 0.13 % 7,631,091,040 93
2017 9,487,203 1.35 % 126,223 40,000 32.6 1.64 113 85.5 % 8,107,436 0.13 % 7,547,858,925 93
2016 9,360,980 1.06 % 98,080 40,000 32.6 1.64 112 85.1 % 7,968,651 0.13 % 7,464,022,049 94
2015 9,262,900 1.61 % 142,582 54,000 32.6 1.70 111 84.7 % 7,842,883 0.13 % 7,379,797,139 94
2010 8,549,988 13.26 % 792,353 718,487 31.8 1.97 102 81.3 % 6,954,593 0.12 % 6,956,823,603 94
2005 4,588,225 7.92 % 290,833 237,923 29.7 2.40 55 82.1 % 3,767,260 0.07 % 6,541,907,027 117
2000 3,134,062 5.35 % 143,79499,679 28.0 2.97 37 80.8 % 2,531,398 0.05 % 6,143,493,823 130
1995 2,415,090 5.72 % 117,332 73,625 27.7 3.93 29 79.4 % 1,917,885 0.04 % 5,744,212,979 136
1990 1,828,432 6.00 % 92,454 51,328 26.6 4.90 22 80.4 % 1,470,491 0.03 % 5,327,231,061 143
1985 1,366,164 6.03 % 69,331 36,832 26.2 5.30 16 81.3 % 1,110,111 0.03 % 4,870,921,740 146
1980 1,019,509 13.21 % 94,242 74,486 26.2 5.75 12 82.5 % 841,303 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 148
1975 548,301 18.51 % 62,757 52,098 25.5 6.45 7 80.7 % 442,351 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 157
1970 234,514 9.37 % 16,931 10,765 22.8 6.77 3 80.1 % 187,928 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 170
1965 149,857 10.15 % 11,488 7,576 20.2 6.87 2 78.0 % 116,866 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 182
1960 92,418 3.04 % 2,568 -35 17.8 6.97 1 73.7 % 68,086 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 178
1955 79,578 2.72 % 1,998 -28 18.4 6.97 1 64.6 % 51,385 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 182
: 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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United Arab Emirates Population Forecast

-68,575
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.A.E.
Global Rank
2020 9,890,402 1.32 % 125,500 40,000 32.6 1.42 118 86.4 % 8,542,144 0.13 % 7,794,798,739 93
2025 10,323,859 0.86 % 86,691 4,378 32.9 1.42 123 89.2 % 9,207,088 0.13 % 8,184,437,460 92
2030 10,661,076 0.64 % 67,443 -6,066 33.4 1.42 128 92.5 % 9,865,291 0.12 % 8,548,487,400 90
2035 10,697,403 0.07 % 7,265 -56,249 33.6 1.42 128 98.1 % 10,491,657 0.12 % 8,887,524,213 93
2040 10,648,314 -0.09 % -9,818 -64,529 33.7 1.42 127 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 9,198,847,240 95
2045 10,557,615 -0.17 % -18,140 -66,588 34.0 1.42 126 N.A. N.A. 0.11 % 9,481,803,274 95
2050 10,425,287 -0.25 % -26,466   34.5 1.42 125 N.A. N.A. 0.11 % 9,735,033,990 96
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

United Arab Emirates Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the United Arab Emirates
Life Expectancy
78.46 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.6
(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)
6,836,349 69.12% 3,054,051 30.88% 9,890,402 2.24

Population Pyramid for the U.A.E. (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

View detailed age groups
Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 747,458 51.02% 717,714 48.98% 1,465,172 14.81%
15-24 687,855 62.23% 417,430 37.77% 1,105,285 11.18%
25-54 4,918,989 73.77% 1,748,625 26.23% 6,667,614 67.41%
55-64 398,962 75.66% 128,316 24.34% 527,278 5.33%
65+ 83,085 66.44% 41,966 33.56% 125,051 1.26%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,465,172 14.81% 17.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 8,300,177 83.92% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 125,051 1.26% 1.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,590,223 16.08% 19.2

Main Cities by Population in the U.A.E.

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dubai 1,137,347
2 Abu Dhabi 603,492
3 Sharjah 543,733
4 Al Ain 408,733
5 Ajman 226,172
6 Ras al-Khaimah 115,949
7 Al Fujayrah 62,415
8 Umm al Qaywayn 44,411
9 Khawr Fakkan 33,575
10 Dibba Al-Fujairah 30,000
11 Dibba Al-Hisn 26,395
12 Adh Dhayd 24,716
13 Ar Ruways 16,000

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of the United Arab Emirates (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 the U.A.E. 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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