๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Population of Western Asia

302,353,824
Current Population of Western Asia
4,324,396
Net population growth this year
63.09
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Western Asia reached 302,353,824, of which 157,614,048 people are male and 144,739,775 female. The country has a population density of 63.0909 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.43% for the year. According to the latest data, Western Asia is set to increase its population size by 4,324,396 people next year. Making the total population count of Western Asia 302,353,824 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Western Asia (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Western Asia grown from 51,379,454 people to 302,353,824. An increase of the population size by 488.47% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 51,379,454 25,646,787 25,732,667 1,176,457 10.7211 2.29%
1951 52,594,708 26,264,311 26,330,397 1,254,051 10.9747 2.384%
1952 53,889,368 26,899,697 26,989,672 1,335,269 11.2449 2.478%
1953 55,246,276 27,611,040 27,635,235 1,378,546 11.528 2.495%
1954 56,617,926 28,360,031 28,257,895 1,364,754 11.8142 2.411%
1955 57,998,026 29,076,406 28,921,621 1,395,447 12.1022 2.406%
1956 59,517,434 29,855,527 29,661,907 1,643,368 12.4193 2.761%
1957 61,170,440 30,696,504 30,473,936 1,662,645 12.7642 2.718%
1958 62,850,110 31,549,194 31,300,916 1,696,693 13.1147 2.7%
1959 64,589,971 32,432,916 32,157,055 1,783,030 13.4777 2.761%
1960 66,381,826 33,343,443 33,038,384 1,800,681 13.8516 2.713%
1961 68,236,330 34,278,729 33,957,601 1,908,326 14.2386 2.797%
1962 70,204,868 35,267,021 34,937,848 2,028,751 14.6494 2.89%
1963 72,253,473 36,296,552 35,956,921 2,068,456 15.0768 2.863%
1964 74,330,951 37,342,340 36,988,611 2,086,498 15.5103 2.807%
1965 76,427,372 38,398,843 38,028,529 2,106,344 15.9478 2.756%
1966 78,611,826 39,485,111 39,126,715 2,262,563 16.4036 2.878%
1967 80,902,003 40,614,080 40,287,922 2,317,792 16.8815 2.865%
1968 83,260,982 41,773,644 41,487,338 2,400,167 17.3737 2.883%
1969 85,672,125 42,969,366 42,702,760 2,422,119 17.8768 2.827%
1970 88,099,098 44,204,738 43,894,361 2,431,827 18.3833 2.761%
1971 90,565,471 45,506,701 45,058,770 2,500,918 18.8979 2.762%
1972 93,104,635 46,876,440 46,228,196 2,577,410 19.4278 2.768%
1973 95,708,121 48,272,456 47,435,664 2,629,562 19.971 2.748%
1974 98,361,447 49,694,508 48,666,940 2,677,091 20.5247 2.722%
1975 101,049,412 51,146,112 49,903,300 2,698,838 21.0856 2.671%
1976 104,147,988 52,761,372 51,386,616 3,498,314 21.7321 3.359%
1977 107,401,510 54,422,164 52,979,346 3,008,729 22.411 2.802%
1978 110,092,836 55,817,929 54,274,908 2,373,924 22.9726 2.156%
1979 112,801,310 57,226,455 55,574,854 3,043,023 23.5378 2.698%
1980 115,905,654 58,850,004 57,055,650 3,165,666 24.1855 2.731%
1981 119,038,868 60,486,223 58,552,645 3,100,762 24.8393 2.605%
1982 122,265,279 62,153,447 60,111,832 3,352,060 25.5126 2.742%
1983 125,741,674 63,948,375 61,793,298 3,600,729 26.238 2.864%
1984 129,379,544 65,826,527 63,553,017 3,675,012 26.9971 2.841%
1985 132,974,238 67,691,618 65,282,620 3,514,377 27.7472 2.643%
1986 136,657,186 69,612,002 67,045,183 3,851,518 28.5157 2.819%
1987 140,491,146 71,613,814 68,877,333 3,816,402 29.3157 2.717%
1988 144,311,224 73,614,480 70,696,744 3,823,754 30.1128 2.65%
1989 148,215,198 75,663,553 72,551,645 3,984,193 30.9274 2.688%
1990 151,276,770 77,269,708 74,007,061 2,138,951 31.5663 1.414%
1991 154,502,190 78,979,137 75,523,053 4,311,891 32.2393 2.791%
1992 158,576,423 81,144,985 77,431,438 3,836,574 33.0895 2.42%
1993 162,641,137 83,287,666 79,353,472 4,292,854 33.9376 2.64%
1994 166,665,100 85,400,205 81,264,896 3,755,072 34.7773 2.253%
1995 170,421,862 87,360,531 83,061,330 3,758,451 35.5612 2.205%
1996 174,193,378 89,324,417 84,868,961 3,784,581 36.3482 2.173%
1997 177,956,354 91,293,664 86,662,689 3,741,371 37.1334 2.102%
1998 181,709,151 93,261,689 88,447,462 3,764,224 37.9165 2.072%
1999 185,497,734 95,251,700 90,246,035 3,812,943 38.707 2.056%
2000 189,344,014 97,274,849 92,069,164 3,879,615 39.5096 2.049%
2001 193,229,667 99,317,980 93,911,688 3,891,692 40.3204 2.014%
2002 197,147,144 101,373,246 95,773,898 3,943,261 41.1379 2.0%
2003 201,086,108 103,433,213 97,652,896 3,934,669 41.9598 1.957%
2004 205,143,098 105,543,686 99,599,412 4,179,310 42.8064 2.037%
2005 209,766,111 108,023,284 101,742,826 5,066,716 43.771 2.416%
2006 215,131,473 111,055,842 104,075,631 5,664,008 44.8906 2.633%
2007 220,947,980 114,439,503 106,508,477 5,969,006 46.1043 2.702%
2008 226,983,819 117,968,401 109,015,418 6,102,672 47.3638 2.689%
2009 233,011,568 121,435,752 111,575,816 5,952,826 48.6215 2.555%
2010 238,585,640 124,502,776 114,082,864 5,195,318 49.7847 2.178%
2011 243,808,619 127,286,172 116,522,447 5,250,640 50.8745 2.154%
2012 249,045,585 130,083,498 118,962,087 5,223,292 51.9673 2.097%
2013 254,383,446 132,937,468 121,445,977 5,452,429 53.0811 2.143%
2014 259,701,793 135,788,598 123,913,194 5,184,265 54.1909 1.996%
2015 264,755,757 138,621,969 126,133,790 4,923,667 55.2455 1.86%
2016 269,604,313 141,373,230 128,231,083 4,773,442 56.2572 1.771%
2017 274,064,263 143,780,750 130,283,514 4,146,457 57.1878 1.513%
2018 278,507,664 146,101,808 132,405,856 4,740,344 58.115 1.702%
2019 283,125,742 148,435,702 134,690,041 4,495,813 59.0787 1.588%
2020 286,637,688 150,009,592 136,628,097 2,528,079 59.8115 0.882%
2021 289,733,123 151,356,872 138,376,252 3,662,791 60.4574 1.264%
2022 293,720,106 153,314,006 140,406,100 4,311,173 61.2893 1.468%
2023 298,033,659 155,462,369 142,571,290 4,315,934 62.1894 1.448%
2024 302,353,824 157,614,048 144,739,775 4,324,396 63.0909 1.43%

Statements that can be derived from Western Asia's population data

  • Western Asia has a population of 302,353,824 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Western Asia's population is equivalent to 3.78% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Western Asia's population will grow with 4,324,396 people.
  • In 2024, 77,886 more people will immigrate to Western Asia than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Western Asia is 27.38 years.
  • In Western Asia there are 63.09 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 16.57 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Western Asia.
  • In Western Asia, 157,614,048 of the total population are male, and 144,739,775 are female.

Future Population of Western Asia (2024 - 2100)

Western Asia's population is set to incease in the future from 302,353,824 people to 462,573,540 people. An increase of the population size by 800.31% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 302,353,824 157,614,048 144,739,775 4,324,396 63.0909 1.43%
2025 306,647,325 159,750,666 146,896,660 4,262,606 63.9868 1.39%
2026 310,885,972 161,857,493 149,028,479 4,214,688 64.8713 1.356%
2027 315,080,978 163,940,896 151,140,082 4,175,323 65.7466 1.325%
2028 319,241,286 166,005,282 153,236,004 4,145,292 66.6147 1.299%
2029 323,369,045 168,051,076 155,317,970 4,110,225 67.4761 1.271%
2030 327,461,586 170,076,970 157,384,616 4,074,856 68.33 1.244%
2031 331,518,878 172,082,961 159,435,918 4,039,729 69.1767 1.219%
2032 335,551,535 174,074,486 161,477,048 4,025,584 70.0181 1.2%
2033 339,561,692 176,052,686 163,509,006 3,994,729 70.8549 1.176%
2034 343,545,768 178,015,620 165,530,148 3,973,424 71.6863 1.157%
2035 347,502,135 179,962,411 167,539,724 3,939,310 72.5118 1.134%
2036 351,421,018 181,888,068 169,532,950 3,898,455 73.3296 1.109%
2037 355,302,597 183,792,642 171,509,956 3,864,705 74.1395 1.088%
2038 359,140,737 185,672,988 173,467,749 3,811,575 74.9404 1.061%
2039 362,928,139 187,525,340 175,402,799 3,763,229 75.7307 1.037%
2040 366,666,439 189,350,438 177,316,000 3,713,370 76.5107 1.013%
2041 370,353,689 191,147,304 179,206,386 3,661,131 77.2802 0.989%
2042 373,979,634 192,910,524 181,069,111 3,590,759 78.0368 0.96%
2043 377,543,678 194,639,674 182,904,004 3,537,329 78.7805 0.937%
2044 381,041,322 196,332,515 184,708,806 3,457,957 79.5103 0.908%
2045 384,465,708 197,985,290 186,480,418 3,390,815 80.2248 0.882%
2046 387,820,427 199,599,720 188,220,708 3,318,625 80.9249 0.856%
2047 391,097,336 201,171,726 189,925,611 3,235,192 81.6086 0.827%
2048 394,289,932 202,697,946 191,591,986 3,150,000 82.2748 0.799%
2049 397,402,869 204,180,881 193,221,988 3,075,874 82.9244 0.774%
2050 400,437,465 205,621,286 194,816,178 2,993,318 83.5576 0.748%
2051 403,380,927 207,012,532 196,368,395 2,893,606 84.1718 0.717%
2052 406,239,036 208,357,764 197,881,272 2,822,612 84.7682 0.695%
2053 409,015,067 209,658,866 199,356,200 2,729,450 85.3475 0.667%
2054 411,699,758 210,911,261 200,788,497 2,639,932 85.9077 0.641%
2055 414,294,580 212,115,800 202,178,780 2,549,713 86.4491 0.615%
2056 416,804,866 213,275,568 203,529,299 2,470,859 86.9729 0.593%
2057 419,234,207 214,392,870 204,841,337 2,387,822 87.4798 0.57%
2058 421,585,586 215,469,396 206,116,190 2,314,936 87.9705 0.549%
2059 423,851,994 216,501,842 207,350,152 2,217,880 88.4434 0.523%
2060 426,027,070 217,487,460 208,539,611 2,132,273 88.8973 0.501%
2061 428,118,750 218,430,567 209,688,183 2,051,085 89.3337 0.479%
2062 430,134,049 219,335,052 210,798,998 1,979,512 89.7543 0.46%
2063 432,069,126 220,199,462 211,869,664 1,890,642 90.1581 0.438%
2064 433,919,466 221,021,715 212,897,752 1,810,039 90.5442 0.417%
2065 435,692,183 221,805,512 213,886,672 1,735,395 90.9141 0.398%
2066 437,396,633 222,556,006 214,840,627 1,673,503 91.2697 0.383%
2067 439,034,599 223,274,664 215,759,935 1,602,430 91.6115 0.365%
2068 440,601,719 223,959,840 216,641,878 1,531,810 91.9385 0.348%
2069 442,099,355 224,612,726 217,486,629 1,463,461 92.251 0.331%
2070 443,531,786 225,236,060 218,295,726 1,401,402 92.5499 0.316%
2071 444,905,637 225,833,622 219,072,014 1,346,300 92.8366 0.303%
2072 446,223,808 226,406,864 219,816,944 1,290,041 93.1117 0.289%
2073 447,486,061 226,956,131 220,529,929 1,234,465 93.375 0.276%
2074 448,690,399 227,481,005 221,209,394 1,174,211 93.6263 0.262%
2075 449,841,169 227,984,110 221,857,059 1,127,329 93.8665 0.251%
2076 450,936,811 228,464,915 222,471,896 1,063,955 94.0951 0.236%
2077 451,969,945 228,919,456 223,050,488 1,002,314 94.3107 0.222%
2078 452,946,423 229,350,606 223,595,818 950,643 94.5144 0.21%
2079 453,871,226 229,761,206 224,110,021 898,962 94.7074 0.198%
2080 454,747,008 230,152,585 224,594,422 852,602 94.8902 0.187%
2081 455,580,833 230,528,364 225,052,468 815,047 95.0641 0.179%
2082 456,371,982 230,888,177 225,483,805 767,252 95.2292 0.168%
2083 457,116,859 231,229,480 225,887,378 722,502 95.3847 0.158%
2084 457,815,368 231,551,984 226,263,384 674,516 95.5304 0.147%
2085 458,467,688 231,855,742 226,611,946 630,125 95.6665 0.137%
2086 459,074,552 232,140,753 226,933,799 583,602 95.7932 0.127%
2087 459,635,105 232,405,971 227,229,134 537,504 95.9101 0.117%
2088 460,145,538 232,649,052 227,496,486 483,362 96.0166 0.105%
2089 460,609,382 232,871,834 227,737,548 444,325 96.1134 0.096%
2090 461,031,961 233,076,666 227,955,295 400,835 96.2016 0.087%
2091 461,407,537 233,259,935 228,147,602 350,316 96.28 0.076%
2092 461,730,767 233,418,873 228,311,894 296,143 96.3474 0.064%
2093 462,002,900 233,554,150 228,448,750 248,125 96.4042 0.054%
2094 462,224,404 233,665,496 228,558,908 194,881 96.4504 0.042%
2095 462,398,128 233,754,459 228,643,669 152,568 96.4867 0.033%
2096 462,528,847 233,823,563 228,705,284 108,871 96.514 0.024%
2097 462,611,588 233,870,105 228,741,483 56,610 96.5312 0.012%
2098 462,644,304 233,892,994 228,751,310 8,822 96.538 0.002%
2099 462,631,278 233,894,130 228,737,148 -34,874 96.5353 -0.008%
2100 462,573,540 233,874,119 228,699,420 -80,603 96.5233 -0.017%

Population Density of Western Asia

Today, Western Asia has a population density of 63.0909 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 10.7211 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 63.0909 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Western Asia is projected to reach a population density of 96.5233 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Western Asia's Population

The population growth rate of Western Asia currently stands at 1.43% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.038 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Western Asia will decrease to 1.43%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Western Asia's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.017% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.29%
1960 2.713%
1970 2.761%
1980 2.731%
1990 1.414%
2000 2.049%
2010 2.178%
2020 0.882%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.244%
2040 1.013%
2050 0.748%
2060 0.501%
2070 0.316%
2080 0.187%
2090 0.087%
2100 -0.017%
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Life Expectancy of Western Asia

Today, Western Asia has an average life expectancy of 75.7744 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 45.1314 years since the 1950 to 75.7744 years in 2024. In the future, Western Asia is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 85.6381 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 45,131
1960 50,594
1970 56,842
1980 62,320
1990 66,162
2000 70,202
2010 73,151
2020 73,103
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 76,774
2040 78,432
2050 79,863
2060 81,081
2070 82,179
2080 83,264
2090 84,431
2100 85,638
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Migration to and from Western Asia

In 2024 Western Asia will see net migrations of 77,886 people. This means that 77,886 more people will immigrate to Western Asia than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Western Asia was 131,292.

Net Migration for Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -2,426
1960 72,053
1970 47,226
1980 50,604
1990 -1,569,089
2000 -88,916
2010 630,921
2020 -1,589,195
Year Net Migration
2030 -71,370
2040 -57,995
2050 -57,995
2060 -57,995
2070 -57,995
2080 -57,995
2090 -57,995
2100 -57,995
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Births in Western Asia

In 2024, Western Asia will see 5,659,611 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Western Asia in 2022, when the country saw 5,633,121 new borns.

Births Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 2,286,547
1960 2,891,092
1970 3,531,552
1980 4,229,240
1990 4,823,908
2000 5,030,911
2010 5,696,773
2020 5,695,246
Year Births
2030 5,778,110
2040 5,882,535
2050 5,782,014
2060 5,590,924
2070 5,437,952
2080 5,235,528
2090 5,002,937
2100 4,755,748
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Deaths in Western Asia

In 2024, 1,413,108 people will die in Western Asia. That is a decrease of Western Asia's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 1,453,175 deaths.

Deaths Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 1,107,670
1960 1,162,481
1970 1,146,937
1980 1,114,165
1990 1,115,899
2000 1,062,368
2010 1,132,381
2020 1,578,021
Year Births
2030 1,631,879
2040 2,111,145
2050 2,730,705
2060 3,400,629
2070 3,978,505
2080 4,324,888
2090 4,544,124
2100 4,778,312
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Median Age in Western Asia

The median age of Western Asia has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Western Asia will reach 42.7168 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 19.645
1960 19.1662
1970 17.5163
1980 18.0308
1990 19.1861
2000 20.951
2010 23.7329
2020 26.3353
Year Median Age
2030 28.8592
2040 31.2574
2050 33.958
2060 36.0743
2070 37.8087
2080 39.49
2090 41.1735
2100 42.7168
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Fertility Rate in Western Asia

The fertility rate of Western Asia has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Western Asia will reach 1.7991 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.2059
1960 6.146
1970 5.9396
1980 5.2208
1990 4.3122
2000 3.4209
2010 2.9707
2020 2.6128
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.4084
2040 2.2254
2050 2.1228
2060 2.0217
2070 1.9326
2080 1.8787
2090 1.8418
2100 1.7991
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Infant Mortality Rate in Western Asia

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Western Asia while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Western Asia has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 195.6364. Today, Western Asia has a much better infant mortality rate of 16.5653 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Western Asia is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 3.4701 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Western Asia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 195.6364
1960 157.7245
1970 115.942
1980 78.6047
1990 51.5844
2000 33.5173
2010 21.903
2020 18.2614
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 14.4618
2040 11.2773
2050 8.8306
2060 7.123
2070 5.7472
2080 4.7741
2090 4.0473
2100 3.4701
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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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