Yemen Population (LIVE)

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Yemen Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Yemen is 29,411,975 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Yemen 2019 population is estimated at 29,161,922 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Yemen population is equivalent to 0.38% of the total world population.
  • Yemen ranks number 48 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Yemen is 55 per Km2 (143 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 527,970 Km2 (203,850 sq. miles)
  • 37.8 % of the population is urban (11,025,440 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Yemen is 19.3 years.

Population of Yemen (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationYemen
Global Rank
2019 29,161,922 2.33 % 663,239 -30,000 19.3 4.28 55 37.8 % 11,025,440 0.38 % 7,713,468,100 48
2018 28,498,683 2.39 % 663,864 -30,000 19.3 4.28 54 37.2 % 10,595,260 0.37 % 7,631,091,040 49
2017 27,834,819 2.45 % 666,611 -30,000 19.3 4.28 53 36.6 % 10,174,612 0.37 % 7,547,858,925 49
2016 27,168,208 2.53 % 670,319 -30,000 19.3 4.28 51 35.9 % 9,763,095 0.36 % 7,464,022,049 50
2015 26,497,889 2.73 % 668,607 -15,002 19.1 4.40 50 35.3 % 9,360,571 0.36 % 7,379,797,139 50
2010 23,154,855 2.86 % 609,489 -13,154 17.9 5.00 44 32.4 % 7,501,186 0.33 % 6,956,823,603 52
2005 20,107,409 2.92 % 539,667 -22,430 16.6 5.90 38 29.6 % 5,955,824 0.31 % 6,541,907,027 53
2000 17,409,072 3.14 % 499,151-20,000 15.5 6.80 33 27.0 % 4,695,121 0.28 % 6,143,493,823 54
1995 14,913,315 4.96 % 640,664 121,556 14.9 8.20 28 24.4 % 3,640,249 0.26 % 5,744,212,979 56
1990 11,709,993 4.11 % 427,564 -10,000 14.4 8.80 22 21.6 % 2,523,689 0.22 % 5,327,231,061 61
1985 9,572,175 3.80 % 326,055 -10,000 14.8 8.80 18 18.9 % 1,809,366 0.20 % 4,870,921,740 69
1980 7,941,898 3.20 % 231,441 -15,000 15.2 8.60 15 16.9 % 1,342,619 0.18 % 4,458,003,514 73
1975 6,784,695 1.84 % 118,262 -72,199 15.9 8.50 13 14.9 % 1,013,953 0.17 % 4,079,480,606 74
1970 6,193,384 1.58 % 93,127 -49,132 17.6 8.25 12 13.3 % 823,777 0.17 % 3,700,437,046 71
1965 5,727,751 1.51 % 82,479 -20,000 18.6 8.00 11 10.9 % 622,252 0.17 % 3,339,583,597 70
1960 5,315,355 1.37 % 69,956 -15,000 18.8 7.90 10 8.9 % 470,664 0.18 % 3,034,949,748 69
1955 4,965,574 1.27 % 60,858 -10,000 18.9 7.80 9 7.0 % 347,047 0.18 % 2,773,019,936 70
: 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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Yemen Population Forecast

-20,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationYemen
Global Rank
2020 29,825,964 2.39 % 665,615 -30,000 20.2 3.84 56 38.4 % 11,465,414 0.38 % 7,794,798,739 48
2025 33,140,296 2.13 % 662,866 -30,000 21.4 3.84 63 41.6 % 13,801,674 0.40 % 8,184,437,460 48
2030 36,406,888 1.90 % 653,318 -27,000 22.8 3.84 69 44.9 % 16,329,898 0.43 % 8,548,487,400 47
2035 39,602,684 1.70 % 639,159 -27,000 24.3 3.84 75 48.0 % 19,006,748 0.45 % 8,887,524,213 46
2040 42,670,011 1.50 % 613,465 -20,000 25.9 3.84 81 51.2 % 21,832,866 0.46 % 9,198,847,240 45
2045 45,522,739 1.30 % 570,546 -20,000 27.6 3.84 86 54.3 % 24,732,671 0.48 % 9,481,803,274 43
2050 48,080,021 1.10 % 511,456   29.2 3.84 91 57.5 % 27,630,164 0.49 % 9,735,033,990 42
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Yemen Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Yemen
Life Expectancy
66.44 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
42.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
53.3
(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)
15,024,985 50.38% 14,800,983 49.62% 29,825,964 1.02

Population Pyramid for Yemen (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 5,906,414 51.00% 5,675,675 49.00% 11,582,089 38.83%
15-24 3,109,657 50.75% 3,017,182 49.25% 6,126,839 20.54%
25-54 5,069,092 50.27% 5,014,963 49.73% 10,084,055 33.81%
55-64 543,289 46.88% 615,500 53.12% 1,158,789 3.89%
65+ 396,533 45.36% 477,663 54.64% 874,196 2.93%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 11,582,089 38.83% 66.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 17,369,683 58.24% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 874,196 2.93% 5.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
12,456,285 41.76% 71.7

Main Cities by Population in Yemen

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sanaa 1,937,451
2 Al Hudaydah 617,871
3 Ta`izz 615,222
4 Aden 550,602
5 Mukalla 258,132
6 Ibb 234,837
7 Dhamar 160,114
8 'Amran 90,792
9 Sayyan 69,404
10 Zabid 52,590
11 Sa'dah 51,870
12 Bajil 48,218
13 Hajjah 43,549
14 Dhi as Sufal 37,997
15 Al Bayda 37,821
16 Ataq 37,315
17 Bayt al Faqih 34,204
18 Yarim 33,050
19 Sahar 31,859
20 Lahij 23,375
21 Zinjibar 19,879
22 Al Hazm 18,241
23 Ma'rib 16,794

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Yemen (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 Yemen 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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