Jordan Population clock

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

Jordan population 2017

During 2017 Jordan population is projected to increased by 243 258 people and reach 8 213 688 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 191 370. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 51 887 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Jordan (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

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

The population of Jordan will be increased by 666 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Jordan 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Jordan was estimated to be 7 970 430 people. This is an increase of 3.05 % (236 053 people) compared to population of 7 734 377 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 185 702. Due to external migration, the population increased by 50 351. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.058 (1 058 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.

Below are the key figures for Jordan population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Jordan population density

Jordan population density is 89.8 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Jordan divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Jordan. The total area of Jordan is 88 780 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Jordan age structure

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

35.3 59.9 4.8

- 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 Jordan 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 "Jordan 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 Jordan is 66.9 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Jordan must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Jordan is relatively high.

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 Jordan is 58.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Jordan is 8.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Jordan 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 Jordan is 80.1 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 78.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 81.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4 987 130 persons or 96.66% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Jordan are able to read and write. Accordingly about 172 528 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.12% (2 560 747 persons). 49 011 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.16% (2 426 383 persons). 123 517 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.04% and 99.41% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.22%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Jordan historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Jordan population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951475 989N/A %
1952522 6209.80 %
1953558 5056.87 %
1954591 4525.90 %
1955626 8715.99 %
1956667 7156.52 %
1957714 4847.00 %
1958765 4617.13 %
1959817 1906.76 %
1960865 6775.93 %
1961908 2414.92 %
1962945 3174.08 %
1963981 6453.84 %
19641 025 6164.48 %
19651 085 2625.82 %
19661 165 3737.38 %
19671 265 6818.61 %
19681 379 7009.01 %
19691 496 2868.45 %
19701 604 1777.21 %
19711 697 3365.81 %
19721 775 8874.63 %
19731 842 7093.76 %
19741 901 7443.20 %
19751 957 5302.93 %
19762 012 1182.79 %
19772 065 4152.65 %
19782 119 1892.60 %
19792 177 6122.76 %
19802 244 6163.08 %
19812 323 1683.50 %
19822 414 3173.92 %
19832 515 7754.20 %
19842 622 5494.24 %
19852 729 7004.09 %
19862 833 4753.80 %
19872 933 2073.52 %
19883 034 5073.45 %
19893 148 0653.74 %
19903 283 9604.32 %
19913 448 5585.01 %
19923 641 3045.59 %
19933 850 5835.75 %
19944 056 0175.34 %
19954 237 4864.47 %
19964 384 1363.46 %
19974 496 6812.57 %
19984 583 2891.93 %
19994 656 3661.59 %
20004 729 4391.57 %
20014 808 8521.68 %
20024 894 5811.78 %
20034 990 7371.96 %
20045 107 0862.33 %
20055 252 3082.84 %
20065 431 6003.41 %
20075 644 8213.93 %
20085 884 7304.25 %
20096 138 4504.31 %
20106 392 3894.14 %
20116 639 1423.86 %
20126 877 4113.59 %
20137 104 6423.30 %
20147 315 4582.97 %
20157 505 3152.60 %
20167 734 3773.05 %
20177 970 4303.05 %

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