๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Population Growth Rate of Saudi Arabia

The current population growth rate of Saudi Arabia is 1.393%. A -3.26% decrease from 2023, when the population growth rate was 1.44%. In the future, Saudi Arabia's population growth rate is projected to decrease to -0.11%, by the year 2100. A total decrease of the population growth rate of Saudi Arabia by -107.9% from today's standard.

Historic Population Growth Rate of Saudi Arabia (1950-2024)

Saudi Arabia has seen a decrease in population growth rate since the 1950's.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
1950 3.013% 93,085
1951 2.975% 94,694
1952 2.953% 96,833
1953 2.917% 98,515
1954 2.948% 102,514
1955 2.966% 106,237
1956 2.981% 110,000
1957 2.999% 113,998
1958 2.95% 115,542
1959 3.072% 124,000
1960 3.217% 133,989
1961 3.414% 146,982
1962 3.543% 157,955
1963 3.642% 168,322
1964 3.726% 178,628
1965 3.796% 188,955
1966 3.86% 199,676
1967 4.013% 215,903
1968 4.126% 231,207
1969 4.266% 249,316
1970 4.478% 273,380
1971 4.809% 307,554
1972 5.171% 347,649
1973 5.381% 381,349
1974 5.455% 408,145
1975 5.319% 419,933
1976 5.099% 424,090
1977 5.109% 447,237
1978 5.033% 463,452
1979 4.953% 479,423
1980 4.917% 499,995
1981 4.805% 513,006
1982 4.758% 532,879
1983 4.742% 556,854
1984 4.646% 571,828
1985 4.562% 587,940
1986 4.438% 598,267
1987 4.363% 614,632
1988 4.304% 633,202
1989 4.207% 645,821
1990 4.107% 657,251
1991 3.854% 641,777
1992 3.544% 612,369
1993 2.902% 517,852
1994 2.855% 524,280
1995 2.745% 518,378
1996 2.702% 524,467
1997 2.667% 531,728
1998 2.622% 536,678
1999 2.558% 537,482
2000 2.497% 537,977
2001 2.441% 539,103
2002 2.369% 535,868
2003 2.242% 518,996
2004 2.126% 502,924
2005 3.971% 968,748
2006 3.947% 1,001,703
2007 3.912% 1,032,694
2008 3.798% 1,041,876
2009 3.69% 1,051,011
2010 2.738% 805,254
2011 2.231% 672,778
2012 2.169% 668,419
2013 2.076% 653,489
2014 1.969% 632,644
2015 1.881% 615,924
2016 2.146% 716,919
2017 2.447% 836,785
2018 2.322% 813,238
2019 2.248% 805,220
2020 -1.294% -465,731
2021 1.036% 372,310
2022 1.496% 544,538
2023 1.44% 531,872
2024 1.393% 521,937

Future Population Growth Rate of Saudi Arabia (2024-2100)

Saudi Arabia's population growth rate is projected to decrease in the future. According to the United Nation, it will drop from today's growth rate of 1.44% all the way down to -0.11% by the year 2100. The yearly downward trend is clearly visible from the charts and data below.

Year Population Growth Rate Overall Population +/-
2024 1.393% 521,937
2025 1.343% 510,142
2026 1.298% 499,672
2027 1.286% 501,546
2028 1.247% 492,385
2029 1.212% 484,387
2030 1.178% 476,677
2031 1.144% 468,142
2032 1.118% 462,831
2033 1.088% 455,485
2034 1.06% 448,352
2035 1.036% 442,917
2036 1.008% 435,442
2037 0.986% 430,129
2038 0.954% 420,363
2039 0.932% 414,667
2040 0.905% 406,086
2041 0.878% 397,643
2042 0.845% 386,096
2043 0.817% 376,445
2044 0.785% 364,620
2045 0.757% 354,024
2046 0.723% 340,541
2047 0.688% 326,585
2048 0.65% 310,766
2049 0.614% 295,364
2050 0.572% 276,677
2051 0.532% 259,014
2052 0.489% 239,145
2053 0.456% 223,777
2054 0.414% 204,151
2055 0.374% 185,163
2056 0.338% 168,079
2057 0.306% 152,780
2058 0.274% 137,101
2059 0.234% 117,399
2060 0.2% 100,690
2061 0.17% 85,645
2062 0.144% 72,381
2063 0.117% 59,144
2064 0.095% 48,028
2065 0.071% 35,841
2066 0.054% 27,321
2067 0.04% 20,067
2068 0.024% 12,289
2069 0.018% 9,129
2070 0.012% 6,312
2071 0.006% 3,067
2072 0.002% 966
2073 0.004% 2,177
2074 0.002% 1,030
2075 0.002% 1,088
2076 0.001% 540
2077 0.003% 1,313
2078 0.008% 4,204
2079 0.007% 3,411
2080 0.012% 6,190
2081 0.016% 8,231
2082 0.015% 7,504
2083 0.015% 7,568
2084 0.014% 7,054
2085 0.015% 7,646
2086 0.011% 5,367
2087 0.008% 4,255
2088 0.001% 592
2089 -0.003% -1,528
2090 -0.011% -5,362
2091 -0.018% -9,127
2092 -0.027% -13,849
2093 -0.034% -17,361
2094 -0.042% -21,514
2095 -0.05% -25,550
2096 -0.061% -30,808
2097 -0.074% -37,478
2098 -0.084% -42,385
2099 -0.094% -47,472
2100 -0.11% -55,546

Why is the chart for future population growth rate mostly flat?

Predicting and projecting future population growth rate is extremely hard. Especially, the further you move into the future. Thus, the scientist and data collectors of the United Nations tend to add a flat number when reasonable projections can't be made.

Understanding Population Growth Rate: How Births, Deaths, and Migration Impact Population Size of Saudi Arabia

Population growth rate is defined as the annual average rate of change of population size, for a given country, territory, or geographic area, during a specified period. It is considered an international standard for measuring population change. The United Nations uses population growth rate as one of the key indicators for measuring population trends, and for forecasting future population size. Part of that data is used on this page to visualize and explore historic and future population growth rate over time.

What is Population Growth Rate?

Population growth rate is a measure of how quickly a population is increasing or decreasing in size over time. It is expressed as a percentage of change over a time period. Most commonly, its typically messured on a yearly basis, allowing you to evaluate percentage on year over year basis. However, population growth rate can be applied and calculated on any timeframe.

  • Population growth rate is used to indicate population increase or decrease in size over time.
  • It is measured as a percentage of change, from previous to current population size.
  • It is often expressed as a yearly rate, but can be applied to any timeframe.
  • A positive population growth rate indicates that a population is increasing.
  • A negative population growth rate indicates that a population is decreasing.
  • Birth rate, death rate, and migration affect the population growth rate.
  • A high birth rate and low death rate will result in a high population growth rate.
  • A low birth rate and high death rate will result in a low population growth rate.
  • Net migration also affect the population growth rate of Saudi Arabia.
  • Population growth rate is an important metric for demographic, environmental and economic forecasting.

How is Population Growth Rate calculated?

The population growth rate indicates the increase or decrease of a population in percent (%). The formula to calculate population growth rate can be used on any timeframe. In this case it indicates the population growth reate year over year, where a negative population growth rate is presented with red coloring and positive with green. The population growth rate of Saudi Arabia is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

Population Growth Rate Formula

Population Growth Rate = New Population - Original Population / Original Population * 100

What Causes Population Growth Rate to Increase or Decrease?

Just like any other country or region, Saudi Arabia's population growth rate is influenced by a variety of factors that causes it to increase or decrease.

Birth Rate

The number of births per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time affects population growth. Higher birth rates contribute to population growth, while lower birth rates slow down growth.

Death Rate

The number of deaths per 1,000 individuals in a population over a specific period of time also influences population growth. Higher death rates can reduce population growth, while lower death rates contribute to growth.

Total Fertility Rate

The average number of children born to women of childbearing age is known as the total fertility rate. Higher fertility rates can lead to population growth, while lower fertility rates can result in slower growth or even population decline.

Life Expectancy

The average number of years a person is expected to live affects population growth. Higher life expectancy can result in population growth, as people live longer and contribute to the population for a greater duration.

Immigration and Emigration

Migration patterns, including immigration (inflow of individuals from other countries) and emigration (outflow of individuals to other countries), can significantly impact population growth rates. Higher immigration rates can contribute to population growth, while high emigration rates can slow down growth.

Government Policies

Government policies related to family planning, healthcare, immigration, and social welfare can also influence population growth rates. For example, policies promoting contraception and family planning can lead to lower birth rates and slower growth.

Socioeconomic Factors

Factors such as economic development, education, and urbanization can affect population growth rates. Higher levels of education and economic opportunities often correlate with lower birth rates and slower population growth.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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