๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญ Population of Western Sahara

598,385
Current Population of Western Sahara
11,056
Net population growth this year
2.25
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Western Sahara reached 598,385, of which 330,252 people are male and 268,132 female. The country has a population density of 2.2496 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.848% for the year. According to the latest data, Western Sahara is set to increase its population size by 11,056 people next year. Making the total population count of Western Sahara 598,385 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Western Sahara (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Western Sahara grown from 12,982 people to 598,385. An increase of the population size by 4509.34% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 12,982 6,320 6,662 1,223 0.0488 9.427%
1951 14,267 6,964 7,303 1,346 0.0536 9.441%
1952 15,648 7,654 7,995 1,416 0.0588 9.055%
1953 17,164 8,413 8,752 1,617 0.0645 9.428%
1954 18,848 9,256 9,592 1,749 0.0709 9.286%
1955 20,690 10,178 10,512 1,936 0.0778 9.364%
1956 22,730 11,198 11,532 2,143 0.0854 9.435%
1957 24,966 12,313 12,652 2,330 0.0939 9.339%
1958 27,408 13,534 13,875 2,555 0.103 9.329%
1959 30,093 15,021 15,072 2,814 0.1131 9.358%
1960 33,023 16,793 16,230 3,047 0.1241 9.233%
1961 36,194 18,703 17,491 3,294 0.1361 9.107%
1962 39,593 20,747 18,846 3,504 0.1488 8.856%
1963 43,203 22,920 20,283 3,716 0.1624 8.607%
1964 47,054 25,234 21,820 3,987 0.1769 8.478%
1965 51,206 27,727 23,479 4,315 0.1925 8.432%
1966 55,670 30,407 25,264 4,614 0.2093 8.293%
1967 60,554 33,508 27,047 5,155 0.2276 8.518%
1968 65,786 37,023 28,762 5,308 0.2473 8.073%
1969 71,124 40,670 30,454 5,369 0.2674 7.552%
1970 76,372 44,333 32,039 5,125 0.2871 6.713%
1971 78,725 45,464 33,260 -419 0.296 -0.532%
1972 78,261 44,099 34,162 -508 0.2942 -0.649%
1973 77,662 42,692 34,969 -691 0.292 -0.89%
1974 76,470 41,447 35,023 -1,691 0.2875 -2.211%
1975 66,865 36,014 30,850 -17,520 0.2514 -26.354%
1976 64,504 34,420 30,084 12,799 0.2425 19.908%
1977 77,474 41,116 36,358 13,139 0.2913 17.0%
1978 90,806 47,791 43,016 13,527 0.3414 14.924%
1979 104,591 54,435 50,156 14,042 0.3932 13.446%
1980 116,775 60,200 56,575 10,326 0.439 8.848%
1981 126,048 64,559 61,489 8,219 0.4739 6.523%
1982 133,368 68,004 65,364 6,422 0.5014 4.816%
1983 139,254 70,734 68,520 5,350 0.5235 3.842%
1984 144,663 73,225 71,439 5,468 0.5438 3.78%
1985 150,190 75,778 74,413 5,587 0.5646 3.72%
1986 155,777 78,364 77,413 5,586 0.5856 3.586%
1987 161,357 80,942 80,414 5,573 0.6066 3.454%
1988 167,030 83,609 83,421 5,775 0.6279 3.458%
1989 172,744 86,322 86,421 5,651 0.6494 3.272%
1990 178,529 89,136 89,393 5,920 0.6712 3.316%
1991 184,292 92,021 92,271 5,606 0.6928 3.042%
1992 189,776 94,766 95,010 5,362 0.7134 2.826%
1993 195,126 97,441 97,686 5,339 0.7336 2.736%
1994 200,455 100,192 100,262 5,318 0.7536 2.653%
1995 208,381 104,747 103,634 10,533 0.7834 5.056%
1996 219,770 111,564 108,206 12,247 0.8262 5.574%
1997 232,097 118,964 113,132 12,406 0.8725 5.346%
1998 244,592 126,438 118,154 12,585 0.9195 5.146%
1999 257,290 134,002 123,288 12,810 0.9673 4.98%
2000 270,374 141,778 128,597 13,359 1.0164 4.942%
2001 283,813 149,749 134,065 13,518 1.067 4.764%
2002 297,408 157,788 139,620 13,673 1.1181 4.598%
2003 311,179 165,904 145,275 13,868 1.1698 4.457%
2004 325,118 174,097 151,022 14,011 1.2223 4.31%
2005 339,187 182,349 156,838 14,125 1.2751 4.165%
2006 353,658 190,841 162,817 14,818 1.3295 4.191%
2007 368,432 199,486 168,946 14,730 1.3851 3.999%
2008 383,072 207,992 175,080 14,551 1.4401 3.799%
2009 397,906 216,595 181,311 15,116 1.4959 3.799%
2010 413,296 225,546 187,750 15,665 1.5537 3.791%
2011 429,289 234,863 194,426 16,320 1.6139 3.802%
2012 445,948 244,580 201,368 16,997 1.6765 3.812%
2013 462,756 254,415 208,341 16,619 1.7397 3.592%
2014 478,009 263,248 214,762 13,888 1.797 2.906%
2015 491,824 271,110 220,714 13,741 1.849 2.794%
2016 505,455 278,840 226,615 13,523 1.9002 2.676%
2017 518,859 286,418 232,440 13,283 1.9506 2.56%
2018 532,004 293,828 238,176 13,007 2.0 2.445%
2019 544,876 301,060 243,815 12,738 2.0484 2.338%
2020 556,048 307,187 248,862 9,606 2.0904 1.728%
2021 565,581 312,249 253,332 9,460 2.1262 1.673%
2022 575,986 317,891 258,094 11,349 2.1654 1.97%
2023 587,258 324,115 263,144 11,197 2.2077 1.907%
2024 598,385 330,252 268,132 11,056 2.2496 1.848%

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

  • Western Sahara has a population of 598,385 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Western Sahara's population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Western Sahara's population will grow with 11,056 people.
  • In 2024, 5,600 more people will immigrate to Western Sahara than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Western Sahara is 31.89 years.
  • In Western Sahara there are 2.25 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 21.67 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Western Sahara.
  • In Western Sahara, 330,252 of the total population are male, and 268,132 are female.

Future Population of Western Sahara (2024 - 2100)

Western Sahara's population is set to incease in the future from 598,385 people to 1,121,874 people. An increase of the population size by 8541.77% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 598,385 330,252 268,132 11,056 2.2496 1.848%
2025 609,388 336,310 273,079 10,951 2.2909 1.797%
2026 620,284 342,293 277,991 10,841 2.3319 1.748%
2027 631,051 348,198 282,854 10,692 2.3724 1.694%
2028 641,690 354,021 287,670 10,587 2.4124 1.65%
2029 652,244 359,778 292,465 10,519 2.452 1.613%
2030 662,726 365,481 297,245 10,447 2.4915 1.576%
2031 673,132 371,125 302,007 10,364 2.5306 1.54%
2032 683,426 376,693 306,733 10,224 2.5693 1.496%
2033 693,617 382,186 311,432 10,158 2.6076 1.465%
2034 703,736 387,618 316,118 10,081 2.6456 1.433%
2035 713,791 392,996 320,795 10,028 2.6834 1.405%
2036 723,764 398,311 325,452 9,917 2.7209 1.37%
2037 733,630 403,551 330,079 9,815 2.758 1.338%
2038 743,400 408,714 334,686 9,726 2.7947 1.308%
2039 753,094 413,814 339,280 9,662 2.8312 1.283%
2040 762,701 418,846 343,854 9,552 2.8673 1.252%
2041 772,185 423,790 348,395 9,416 2.903 1.219%
2042 781,526 428,638 352,888 9,265 2.9381 1.186%
2043 790,744 433,398 357,346 9,173 2.9727 1.16%
2044 799,836 438,070 361,766 9,011 3.0069 1.127%
2045 808,769 442,638 366,132 8,854 3.0405 1.095%
2046 817,526 447,087 370,438 8,659 3.0734 1.059%
2047 826,136 451,442 374,694 8,563 3.1058 1.037%
2048 834,610 455,705 378,904 8,383 3.1376 1.004%
2049 842,912 459,858 383,055 8,223 3.1688 0.976%
2050 851,066 463,913 387,154 8,085 3.1995 0.95%
2051 859,045 467,860 391,186 7,873 3.2295 0.916%
2052 866,830 471,691 395,139 7,696 3.2588 0.888%
2053 874,421 475,406 399,015 7,486 3.2873 0.856%
2054 881,842 479,021 402,822 7,357 3.3152 0.834%
2055 889,088 482,537 406,550 7,133 3.3424 0.802%
2056 896,162 485,957 410,204 7,016 3.369 0.783%
2057 903,067 489,284 413,784 6,794 3.395 0.752%
2058 909,782 492,506 417,276 6,635 3.4202 0.729%
2059 916,354 495,656 420,697 6,509 3.4449 0.71%
2060 922,754 498,722 424,033 6,293 3.469 0.682%
2061 928,993 501,706 427,287 6,184 3.4925 0.666%
2062 935,120 504,642 430,478 6,070 3.5155 0.649%
2063 941,142 507,532 433,611 5,975 3.5381 0.635%
2064 947,048 510,372 436,676 5,836 3.5603 0.616%
2065 952,836 513,164 439,670 5,740 3.5821 0.602%
2066 958,531 515,922 442,610 5,650 3.6035 0.589%
2067 964,166 518,662 445,505 5,621 3.6247 0.583%
2068 969,740 521,390 448,351 5,527 3.6456 0.57%
2069 975,257 524,107 451,150 5,506 3.6664 0.565%
2070 980,720 526,814 453,906 5,420 3.6869 0.553%
2071 986,109 529,496 456,613 5,357 3.7072 0.543%
2072 991,446 532,168 459,278 5,318 3.7272 0.536%
2073 996,746 534,842 461,905 5,283 3.7472 0.53%
2074 1,002,000 537,507 464,492 5,223 3.7669 0.521%
2075 1,007,191 540,155 467,036 5,160 3.7864 0.512%
2076 1,012,350 542,805 469,546 5,159 3.8058 0.51%
2077 1,017,500 545,466 472,033 5,139 3.8252 0.505%
2078 1,022,634 548,132 474,502 5,130 3.8445 0.502%
2079 1,027,743 550,802 476,942 5,090 3.8637 0.495%
2080 1,032,843 553,480 479,363 5,108 3.8829 0.495%
2081 1,037,936 556,164 481,773 5,079 3.902 0.489%
2082 1,042,980 558,828 484,152 5,009 3.921 0.48%
2083 1,047,963 561,470 486,492 4,955 3.9397 0.473%
2084 1,052,897 564,096 488,800 4,914 3.9583 0.467%
2085 1,057,764 566,696 491,068 4,821 3.9766 0.456%
2086 1,062,548 569,260 493,288 4,746 3.9945 0.447%
2087 1,067,271 571,798 495,472 4,699 4.0123 0.44%
2088 1,071,935 574,315 497,620 4,630 4.0298 0.432%
2089 1,076,522 576,799 499,723 4,544 4.0471 0.422%
2090 1,081,031 579,258 501,773 4,474 4.064 0.414%
2091 1,085,477 581,696 503,782 4,419 4.0807 0.407%
2092 1,089,845 584,098 505,748 4,316 4.0972 0.396%
2093 1,094,131 586,470 507,662 4,257 4.1133 0.389%
2094 1,098,364 588,822 509,543 4,208 4.1292 0.383%
2095 1,102,504 591,130 511,374 4,073 4.1448 0.369%
2096 1,106,523 593,386 513,135 3,963 4.1599 0.358%
2097 1,110,447 595,603 514,842 3,885 4.1746 0.35%
2098 1,114,316 597,798 516,518 3,854 4.1892 0.346%
2099 1,118,136 599,975 518,160 3,786 4.2035 0.339%
2100 1,121,874 602,113 519,760 3,690 4.2176 0.329%

Population Density of Western Sahara

Today, Western Sahara has a population density of 2.2496 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 0.0488 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 2.2496 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Western Sahara is projected to reach a population density of 4.2176 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Western Sahara Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Western Sahara's Population

The population growth rate of Western Sahara currently stands at 1.848% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.122 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Western Sahara will decrease to 1.848%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Western Sahara's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.329% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 9.427%
1960 9.233%
1970 6.713%
1980 8.848%
1990 3.316%
2000 4.942%
2010 3.791%
2020 1.728%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.576%
2040 1.252%
2050 0.95%
2060 0.682%
2070 0.553%
2080 0.495%
2090 0.414%
2100 0.329%
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Life Expectancy of Western Sahara

Today, Western Sahara has an average life expectancy of 71.3902 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 34.8811 years since the 1950 to 71.3902 years in 2024. In the future, Western Sahara is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 83.2392 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 34,881
1960 38,570
1970 42,148
1980 41,758
1990 57,788
2000 62,668
2010 67,492
2020 70,521
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 72,481
2040 74,114
2050 75,657
2060 77,191
2070 78,757
2080 80,306
2090 81,836
2100 83,239
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Migration to and from Western Sahara

In 2024 Western Sahara will see net migrations of 5,600 people. This means that 5,600 more people will immigrate to Western Sahara 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 Sahara was 5,600.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 968
1960 2,078
1970 3,648
1980 7,340
1990 1,198
2000 8,440
2010 9,085
2020 3,498
Year Net Migration
2030 5,600
2040 5,600
2050 5,600
2060 5,600
2070 5,600
2080 5,600
2090 5,600
2100 5,600
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Births in Western Sahara

In 2024, Western Sahara will see 9,290 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Western Sahara in 2022, when the country saw 9,356 new borns.

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

Year Births
1950 610
1960 1,839
1970 3,068
1980 5,473
1990 6,508
2000 6,938
2010 9,180
2020 9,530
Year Births
2030 9,485
2040 10,117
2050 10,309
2060 10,210
2070 10,493
2080 10,612
2090 10,566
2100 10,642
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Deaths in Western Sahara

In 2024, 3,838 people will die in Western Sahara. That is an increase of Western Sahara's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 3,610 deaths.

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

Year Deaths
1950 363
1960 870
1970 1,585
1980 2,476
1990 1,789
2000 2,028
2010 2,605
2020 3,422
Year Births
2030 4,639
2040 6,169
2050 7,831
2060 9,509
2070 10,668
2080 11,097
2090 11,684
2100 12,545
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Median Age in Western Sahara

The median age of Western Sahara has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Western Sahara will reach 43.9729 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 18.2424
1960 22.8987
1970 18.9492
1980 20.1525
1990 19.2857
2000 22.3601
2010 26.7083
2020 30.5369
Year Median Age
2030 33.2879
2040 35.181
2050 37.3605
2060 39.2612
2070 40.5233
2080 41.6437
2090 42.9076
2100 43.9729
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Fertility Rate in Western Sahara

The fertility rate of Western Sahara 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 Sahara will reach 1.7215 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.5407
1960 6.5174
1970 6.3223
1980 5.6859
1990 4.7212
2000 3.536
2010 2.8727
2020 2.3399
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.1087
2040 1.9561
2050 1.8732
2060 1.806
2070 1.7807
2080 1.7589
2090 1.7356
2100 1.7215
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Infant Mortality Rate in Western Sahara

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 Sahara while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Western Sahara has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 222.2466. Today, Western Sahara has a much better infant mortality rate of 21.6671 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Western Sahara is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 3.8594 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 222.2466
1960 193.6117
1970 167.3897
1980 121.5111
1990 80.7714
2000 58.3223
2010 37.9055
2020 26.417
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 17.6447
2040 13.0723
2050 9.8774
2060 7.6241
2070 6.2643
2080 5.2109
2090 4.415
2100 3.8594
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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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