Western Asia Population (LIVE)

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Western Asia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Western Asia

CountryPopulation (2020)
Turkey84,339,067
Iraq40,222,493
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Yemen29,825,964
Syria17,500,658
Jordan10,203,134
Azerbaijan10,139,177
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Israel8,655,535
Lebanon6,825,445
Oman5,106,626
State of Palestine5,101,414
Kuwait4,270,571
Georgia3,989,167
Armenia2,963,243
Qatar2,881,053
Bahrain1,701,575
Cyprus1,207,359
  • The current population of Western Asia is 278,607,038 as of Monday, April 6, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Asia population is equivalent to 3.59% of the total world population.
  • Western Asia ranks number 4 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Asia is 58 per Km2 (151 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 4,805,058 Km2 (1,855,243 sq. miles)
  • 72.8 % of the population is urban (203,541,263 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Western Asia is 28.2years.

Population of Western Asia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 279,636,754 1.65 % 4,395,669 194,900 28.2 2.65 58 72.8 % 203,541,263 3.8 % 7,794,798,739 4
2020 279,636,754 1.57 % 4,311,941 194,912 27.1 2.82 58 72.8 % 203,541,263 3.6 % 7,794,798,739 4
2019 275,324,813 1.58 % 4,293,047 194,912 27.1 2.82 57 72.4 % 199,331,513 3.6 % 7,713,468,100
2018 271,031,766 1.62 % 4,328,029 194,912 27.1 2.82 56 72.0 % 195,049,694 3.6 % 7,631,091,040 4
2017 266,703,737 1.69 % 4,439,735 194,912 27.1 2.82 56 71.5 % 190,682,796 3.5 % 7,547,858,925 4
2016 262,264,002 1.79 % 4,605,593 194,912 27.1 2.82 55 71 % 186,216,765 3.5 % 7,464,022,049 4
2015 257,658,409 2.08 % 5,046,388 745,400 26.8 2.86 54 70.5 % 181,643,950 3.7 % 7,379,797,139 4
2010 232,426,470 2.49 % 5,372,431 1,270,600 25.1 3.03 48 68.3 % 158,831,346 3.6 % 6,956,823,603 4
2005 205,564,317 2.18 % 4,201,101 340,900 23.4 3.24 43 65.9 % 135,419,580 3.3 % 6,541,907,027 4
2000 184,558,812 2.06 % 3,578,269 -176,500 22.1 3.60 38 64 % 118,099,230 3.2 % 6,143,493,823 4
1995 166,667,468 2.36 % 3,670,364 19,200 21.2 4.04 35 62.5 % 104,167,082 3.1 % 5,744,212,979 4
1990 148,315,647 2.56 % 3,526,353 8,700 20.2 4.51 31 61.3 % 90,935,299 3.0 % 5,327,231,061 4
1985 130,683,883 2.87 % 3,446,409 208,600 19.8 4.99 27 57.6 % 75,301,872 2.9 % 4,870,921,740 4
1980 113,451,837 2.79 % 2,914,895 78,900 19.3 5.36 24 52.2 % 59,261,451 2.8 % 4,458,003,514 4
1975 98,877,362 2.78 % 2,537,328 57,400 19.0 5.78 21 49 % 48,418,530 2.7 % 4,079,480,606 4
1970 86,190,720 2.68 % 2,137,070 12,700 18.8 6.04 18 44.8 % 38,591,265 2.6 % 3,700,437,046 4
1965 75,505,372 2.7 % 1,885,370 69,300 19.2 6.19 16 25 % 18,889,932 2.5 % 3,339,583,597 4
1960 66,078,523 2.58 % 1,582,517 62,400 20.0 6.20 14 36.3 % 24,008,954 2.4 % 3,034,949,748 4
1955 58,165,937 2.48 % 1,342,877 52,600 20.5 6.35 12 32.5 % 18,889,932 2.3 % 2,773,019,936 4
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Western Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationWestern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationWestern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 279,636,754 1.65 % 4,395,669 194,900 28.2 2.65 58 72.8 % 203,541,263 3.8 % 7,794,798,739 4
2025 301,166,579 1.49 % 4,305,965 257,900 29.4 2.70 63 74.3 % 223,776,119 3.9 % 8,184,437,460 4
2030 320,448,342 1.25 % 3,856,353 23,500 30.6 2.74 67 76.1 % 243,848,292 3.9 % 8,548,487,400 4
2035 337,957,117 1.07 % 3,501,755 -96,800 31.7 2.78 70 78.2 % 264,141,228 3.8 % 8,887,524,213 4
2040 354,246,830 0.95 % 3,257,943 -106,700 32.8 2.81 74 80.2 % 284,274,487 4.0 % 9,198,847,240 4
2045 369,199,048 0.83 % 2,990,444 -109,700 34.0 2.84 77 82.3 % 303,982,792 4.0 % 9,481,803,274 4
2050 382,502,228 0.71 % 2,660,636 -109,600 35.3 2.87 80 84.4 % 322,918,614 4.0 % 9,735,033,990 4
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

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

The Population of Western Asia (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 sub-region 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 countries within Western Asia, 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.

Western Asia's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Asia: Position held by Western Asia in the list of all regions within Asia ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

See also