๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Migration to & from Saudi Arabia

Historic Net Migration for Saudi Arabia (1950-2024)

Saudi Arabia has seen an increase in net migrations since the 1950's.

Year Net Migration Overall Population +/-
1950 4,911 93,085
1951 4,684 94,694
1952 3,713 96,833
1953 1,803 98,515
1954 2,214 102,514
1955 2,108 106,237
1956 2,049 110,000
1957 1,709 113,998
1958 -1,076 115,542
1959 2,954 124,000
1960 7,608 133,989
1961 14,989 146,982
1962 19,752 157,955
1963 23,247 168,322
1964 25,956 178,628
1965 28,951 188,955
1966 31,542 199,676
1967 38,216 215,903
1968 44,158 231,207
1969 51,717 249,316
1970 63,988 273,380
1971 84,904 307,554
1972 110,281 347,649
1973 128,233 381,349
1974 138,421 408,145
1975 132,741 419,933
1976 126,764 424,090
1977 138,007 447,237
1978 140,992 463,452
1979 143,124 479,423
1980 148,004 499,995
1981 145,612 513,006
1982 150,272 532,879
1983 159,355 556,854
1984 160,314 571,828
1985 163,926 587,940
1986 162,807 598,267
1987 170,249 614,632
1988 178,115 633,202
1989 182,375 645,821
1990 186,898 657,251
1991 165,010 641,777
1992 130,258 612,369
1993 31,317 517,852
1994 35,332 524,280
1995 27,095 518,378
1996 29,773 524,467
1997 31,781 531,728
1998 29,767 536,678
1999 24,400 537,482
2000 17,241 537,977
2001 19,616 539,103
2002 22,830 535,868
2003 17,278 518,996
2004 10,112 502,924
2005 481,349 968,748
2006 490,805 1,001,703
2007 495,746 1,032,694
2008 495,131 1,041,876
2009 494,189 1,051,011
2010 236,962 805,254
2011 94,083 672,778
2012 88,879 668,419
2013 77,738 653,489
2014 65,519 632,644
2015 60,337 615,924
2016 171,429 716,919
2017 282,947 836,785
2018 253,245 813,238
2019 241,172 805,220
2020 -1,025,296 -465,731
2021 -153,883 372,310
2022 28,998 544,538
2023 28,998 531,872
2024 28,998 521,937

How is Net Migrations calculated?

The difference between immigrants and emigrants makes up the net migrations of a country. If the net migration numbers for the year are positive and indicated above with green coloring. Then more people immigrated than emigrated to Saudi Arabia for that year, equal to the number displayed.

Future Net Migration for Saudi Arabia (2024-2100)

Saudi Arabia will see an increase of net migrations by the year 2100.

Year Net Migration Overall Population +/-
2024 28,998 521,937
2025 28,998 510,142
2026 28,998 499,672
2027 38,997 501,546
2028 38,997 492,385
2029 38,997 484,387
2030 38,997 476,677
2031 38,997 468,142
2032 38,997 462,831
2033 38,997 455,485
2034 38,997 448,352
2035 38,997 442,917
2036 38,997 435,442
2037 38,997 430,129
2038 38,997 420,363
2039 38,997 414,667
2040 38,997 406,086
2041 38,997 397,643
2042 38,997 386,096
2043 38,997 376,445
2044 38,997 364,620
2045 38,997 354,024
2046 38,997 340,541
2047 38,997 326,585
2048 38,997 310,766
2049 38,997 295,364
2050 38,997 276,677
2051 38,997 259,014
2052 38,997 239,145
2053 38,997 223,777
2054 38,997 204,151
2055 38,997 185,163
2056 38,997 168,079
2057 38,997 152,780
2058 38,997 137,101
2059 38,997 117,399
2060 38,997 100,690
2061 38,997 85,645
2062 38,997 72,381
2063 38,997 59,144
2064 38,997 48,028
2065 38,997 35,841
2066 38,997 27,321
2067 38,997 20,067
2068 38,997 12,289
2069 38,997 9,129
2070 38,997 6,312
2071 38,997 3,067
2072 38,997 966
2073 38,997 2,177
2074 38,997 1,030
2075 38,997 1,088
2076 38,997 540
2077 38,997 1,313
2078 38,997 4,204
2079 38,997 3,411
2080 38,997 6,190
2081 38,997 8,231
2082 38,997 7,504
2083 38,997 7,568
2084 38,997 7,054
2085 38,997 7,646
2086 38,997 5,367
2087 38,997 4,255
2088 38,997 592
2089 38,997 -1,528
2090 38,997 -5,362
2091 38,997 -9,127
2092 38,997 -13,849
2093 38,997 -17,361
2094 38,997 -21,514
2095 38,997 -25,550
2096 38,997 -30,808
2097 38,997 -37,478
2098 38,997 -42,385
2099 38,997 -47,472
2100 38,997 -55,546

Why is the chart for future net migrations mostly flat?

Predicting and projecting future movements of population 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.

Causes of Migration

Causes of Immigration to Saudi Arabia

Causes of Emigration from Saudi Arabia

Common Questions

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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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