|Current male population (59.6%)|
|Current female population (40.4%)|
|Births this year|
|Deaths this year|
|Net migration this year|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth this year|
|Population growth today|
|Current population (as of Friday, June 22 2018)|
|17,820 km2 (6,880 mi2)|
|252.4 per km2 (653.8 people/mi2)|
|1.48 (2,682,627 men to 1,816,010 women)|
|77.1 years (76.0 - men, 78.3 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)
During 2018 Kuwait population is projected to increased by 210,746 people and reach 4,609,533 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 79,750. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 130,996 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Kuwait (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).
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Kuwait population in 2018 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2018, the population of Kuwait was estimated to be 4,398,787 people. This is an increase of 4.79 % (201,111 people) compared to population of 4,197,676 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 76,104. Due to external migration, the population increased by 125,007. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.480 (1,480 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 2017.
Below are the key figures for Kuwait population in 2017:
Kuwait population density is 246.8 people per square kilometer (639.3/mi2) as of June 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Kuwait divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Kuwait. The total area of Kuwait is 17,820 km2 (6,880 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
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As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Kuwait had the following population age distribution:
|- 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.
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 Kuwait 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.
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 Kuwait is 38.5 %.
The value of 38.5 % 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait is relatively low.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Kuwait is 35.8 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Kuwait is 2.7 %.
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 Kuwait is 77.1 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 76 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.3 years.
According to our estimates 3,136,590 persons or 96.13% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Kuwait are able to read and write. Accordingly about 126,122 adults are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult male population is 96.87% (1,935,229 persons). 62,612 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.98% (1,201,362 persons). 63,509 are illiterate.
Youth literacy rates are 99.58% and 99.49% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.54%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.