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


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Population of Algeria 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Algeria was estimated to be 40 822 449 people. This is an increase of 1.92 % (768 240 people) compared to population of 40 054 209 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 798 681. Due to external migration, the population declined by 30 441. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.019 (1 019 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Algeria population in 2016:

Algeria population 2017

During 2017 Algeria population is projected to increased by 782 975 people and reach 41 605 424 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 814 000. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 31 025 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Algeria 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 dynamics in 2017

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

The population of Algeria will be increased by 2 145 persons daily in 2017.

Algeria population density

Algeria population density is 17.1 people per square kilometer as of January 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Algeria divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Algeria. The total area of Algeria is 2 381 741 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Algeria age structure

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

24.2 70.6 5.2

- 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 Algeria population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Algeria 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 Algeria is 41.7 %.

The value of 41.7 % 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 Algeria 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 Algeria 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 Algeria is 34.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Algeria is 7.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Algeria 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 Algeria is 74.5 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 72.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 24 812 245 persons or 80.17% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Algeria are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6 136 479 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 87.17% (13 525 229 persons). 1 990 159 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 73.13% (11 287 016 persons). 4 146 320 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 95.65% and 95.53% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 95.59%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Algeria historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Algeria population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19518 956 080N/A %
19529 128 1541.92 %
19539 310 9202.00 %
19549 507 4762.11 %
19559 719 6122.23 %
19569 947 7732.35 %
195710 191 0592.45 %
195810 447 3712.52 %
195910 713 7122.55 %
196010 986 9322.55 %
196111 264 8762.53 %
196211 547 5062.51 %
196311 837 6412.51 %
196412 140 5522.56 %
196512 461 4632.64 %
196612 803 6112.75 %
196713 167 2332.84 %
196813 549 2902.90 %
196913 944 4102.92 %
197014 347 2352.89 %
197114 755 0722.84 %
197215 168 6032.80 %
197315 590 7622.78 %
197416 025 7712.79 %
197516 478 1062.82 %
197616 949 6672.86 %
197717 440 2102.89 %
197817 951 2582.93 %
197918 486 5462.98 %
198019 049 2423.04 %
198119 640 6953.10 %
198220 259 6843.15 %
198320 901 9953.17 %
198421 561 0733.15 %
198522 229 8833.10 %
198622 903 5923.03 %
198723 579 5832.95 %
198824 254 6912.86 %
198924 924 5822.76 %
199025 585 0182.65 %
199126 233 3212.53 %
199226 867 5992.42 %
199327 483 4492.29 %
199428 073 9962.15 %
199528 633 1581.99 %
199629 158 0701.83 %
199729 649 7781.69 %
199830 112 2991.56 %
199930 551 7161.46 %
200030 975 1051.39 %
200131 386 9891.33 %
200231 790 3541.29 %
200332 192 6371.27 %
200432 606 0561.28 %
200533 042 5561.34 %
200633 508 6081.41 %
200734 005 6501.48 %
200834 536 5151.56 %
200935 106 4251.65 %
201035 718 9751.74 %
201136 376 6461.84 %
201237 078 2801.93 %
201337 812 7811.98 %
201438 560 2351.98 %
201539 300 4271.92 %
201640 054 2091.92 %
201740 822 4491.92 %

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