Albania Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Albania population 2017

During 2017 Albania population is projected to decreased by -1 041 people and reach 2 890 054 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 17 260. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 18 301 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Albania to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Albania population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Albania will be declined by 3 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Albania 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Albania was estimated to be 2 891 095 people. This is a decrease of -0.04 % (-1 041 people) compared to population of 2 892 136 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 17 266. Due to external migration, the population declined by 18 307. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.002 (1 002 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Albania population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Albania population density

Albania population density is 100.6 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Albania divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Albania. The total area of Albania is 28 748 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Albania age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Albania had the following population age distribution:

21.4 68.1 10.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Albania population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Albania age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Albania is 46.8 %.

The value of 46.8 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Albania must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Albania is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Albania is 31.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Albania is 15.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Albania age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Albania is 77.4 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 74.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 217 929 persons or 97.61% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Albania are able to read and write. Accordingly about 54 268 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.38% (1 087 314 persons). 17 893 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 96.88% (1 130 615 persons). 36 375 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.98% and 99.08% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.03%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Albania population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Albania historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Albania population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 275 335N/A %
19521 301 7932.07 %
19531 332 0922.33 %
19541 365 4892.51 %
19551 401 4252.63 %
19561 439 5292.72 %
19571 479 6212.79 %
19581 521 6882.84 %
19591 565 8512.90 %
19601 612 2662.96 %
19611 660 9783.02 %
19621 711 7733.06 %
19631 764 0893.06 %
19641 817 0653.00 %
19651 869 8612.91 %
19661 921 9562.79 %
19671 973 2412.67 %
19682 023 9212.57 %
19692 074 4022.49 %
19702 125 1302.45 %
19712 176 3212.41 %
19722 227 9412.37 %
19732 279 9212.33 %
19742 332 2332.29 %
19752 384 8482.26 %
19762 437 7842.22 %
19772 491 1042.19 %
19782 544 8572.16 %
19792 599 0682.13 %
19802 653 7682.10 %
19812 708 2872.05 %
19822 761 8221.98 %
19832 815 4681.94 %
19842 872 1052.01 %
19852 934 1952.16 %
19863 003 9012.38 %
19873 081 1702.57 %
19883 159 2002.53 %
19893 225 3622.09 %
19903 267 5561.31 %
19913 278 4460.33 %
19923 258 026-0.62 %
19933 215 118-1.32 %
19943 165 129-1.55 %
19953 123 681-1.31 %
19963 099 381-0.78 %
19973 092 253-0.23 %
19983 097 6850.18 %
19993 108 8750.36 %
20003 118 4080.31 %
20013 123 0290.15 %
20023 123 6030.02 %
20033 120 079-0.11 %
20043 110 402-0.31 %
20053 092 965-0.56 %
20063 066 457-0.86 %
20073 030 795-1.16 %
20082 989 438-1.36 %
20092 948 956-1.35 %
20102 915 885-1.12 %
20112 893 947-0.75 %
20122 883 339-0.37 %
20132 881 974-0.05 %
20142 886 4790.16 %
20152 893 1780.23 %
20162 892 136-0.04 %
20172 891 095-0.04 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.