Western Asia Population (LIVE)

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Western Asia Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Western Asia

CountryPopulation (2023)
Turkey85,816,199
Iraq45,504,560
Saudi Arabia36,947,025
Yemen34,449,825
Syria23,227,014
Jordan11,337,052
Azerbaijan10,412,651
United Arab Emirates9,516,871
Israel9,174,520
State of Palestine5,371,230
Lebanon5,353,930
Oman4,644,384
Kuwait4,310,108
Georgia3,728,282
Armenia2,777,970
Qatar2,716,391
Bahrain1,485,509
Cyprus1,260,138
  • The current population of Western Asia is 302,569,674 as of Sunday, July 21, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Western Asia population is equivalent to 3.7% of the total world population.
  • Western Asia ranks number 4 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Western Asia is 62 per Km2 (161 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 4,805,058 Km2 (1,855,243 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Western Asia is 0.0years.

Population of Western Asia (2023 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
2023 298,033,659 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 60 0 % 0 3.7 % 7,840,952,880 4
2020 286,637,688 1.24 % 3,511,946 -1,589,195 25.4 2.81 60 71.0 % 203,541,263 3.7 % 7,840,952,880 4
2015 264,755,758 2.1 % 5,234,024 324,300 25.1 2.87 55 68.6 % 181,643,950 3.8 % 7,426,597,537 4
2010 238,585,640 2.61 % 5,763,906 630,900 23.7 2.97 50 66.6 % 158,831,346 3.6 % 6,985,603,105 4
2005 209,766,111 2.07 % 4,084,419 996,300 22.2 3.12 44 64.6 % 135,419,580 3.4 % 6,558,176,119 4
2000 189,344,014 2.13 % 3,784,431 -88,900 21.0 3.42 39 62.4 % 118,099,230 3.3 % 6,148,898,975 4
1995 170,421,861 2.41 % 3,829,018 -136,800 20.0 3.83 35 61.1 % 104,167,082 3.2 % 5,743,219,454 4
1990 151,276,769 2.61 % 3,660,506 -1,569,100 19.2 4.31 31 60.1 % 90,935,299 3.1 % 5,316,175,862 4
1985 132,974,239 2.79 % 3,413,717 10,500 18.5 4.82 28 56.6 % 75,301,872 3.0 % 4,861,730,613 4
1980 115,905,654 2.78 % 2,971,248 50,600 18.0 5.22 24 51.1 % 59,261,451 2.8 % 4,444,007,706 4
1975 101,049,412 2.78 % 2,590,063 -42,000 17.8 5.61 21 47.9 % 48,418,530 2.7 % 4,069,437,231 4
1970 88,099,098 2.88 % 2,334,345 47,200 17.5 5.94 18 43.8 % 38,591,265 2.6 % 3,695,390,336 4
1965 76,427,372 2.86 % 2,009,109 50,000 18.2 6.15 16 24.7 % 18,889,932 2.5 % 3,337,111,983 4
1960 66,381,826 2.74 % 1,676,760 72,100 19.2 6.15 14 36.2 % 24,008,954 2.4 % 3,019,233,434 4
1955 57,998,026 2.45 % 1,323,714 -22,500 19.5 6.18 12 32.6 % 18,889,932 2.3 % 2,746,072,141 4

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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
2025 306,647,325 1.36 % 4,001,927 34,400 27.6 2.50 64 73 % 223,776,119 3.9 % 8,191,988,453 4
2030 327,461,586 1.32 % 4,162,852 -71,400 28.9 2.41 68 74.5 % 243,848,292 4.0 % 8,546,141,327 4
2035 347,502,135 1.2 % 4,008,110 -60,200 30.0 2.31 72 76 % 264,141,228 3.9 % 8,879,397,401 4
2040 366,666,439 1.08 % 3,832,861 -58,000 31.3 2.23 76 77.5 % 284,274,487 4.1 % 9,188,250,492 4
2045 384,465,708 0.95 % 3,559,854 -58,000 32.6 2.17 80 79.1 % 303,982,792 4.2 % 9,467,543,575 4
2050 400,437,465 0.82 % 3,194,351 -58,000 34.0 2.12 83 80.6 % 322,918,614 4.2 % 9,709,491,761 4
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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. 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