Libya Population clock

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

Libya population 2017

During 2017 Libya population is projected to increased by 2 509 people and reach 6 276 235 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 102 889. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 100 380 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Libya 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 Libya population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Libya will be increased by 7 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Libya 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Libya was estimated to be 6 273 726 people. This is an increase of 0.04 % (2 508 people) compared to population of 6 271 218 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 102 848. Due to external migration, the population declined by 100 339. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.015 (1 015 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 Libya population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Libya population density

Libya population density is 3.6 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Libya divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Libya. The total area of Libya is 1 759 540 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Libya age structure

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

32.8 62.7 4.6

- 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 Libya 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 "Libya 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 Libya is 59.6 %.

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 Libya 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 Libya 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 Libya is 52.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Libya is 7.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Libya 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 Libya is 77.7 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 75.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3 850 575 persons or 91.29% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Libya are able to read and write. Accordingly about 367 503 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 96.72% (2 088 588 persons). 70 829 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 85.59% (1 761 987 persons). 296 674 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.97% and 99.94% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.95%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Libya historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Libya population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 122 486N/A %
19521 141 9341.73 %
19531 164 0821.94 %
19541 189 3122.17 %
19551 217 8812.40 %
19561 249 9192.63 %
19571 285 4292.84 %
19581 324 3033.02 %
19591 366 3473.17 %
19601 411 3553.29 %
19611 459 2163.39 %
19621 510 0263.48 %
19631 564 1543.58 %
19641 622 2033.71 %
19651 684 7753.86 %
19661 752 1684.00 %
19671 824 3714.12 %
19681 901 3594.22 %
19691 983 1694.30 %
19702 069 7734.37 %
19712 161 1954.42 %
19722 257 3974.45 %
19732 357 8854.45 %
19742 461 7374.40 %
19752 568 0524.32 %
19762 676 0524.21 %
19772 785 3764.09 %
19782 896 6283.99 %
19793 011 2093.96 %
19803 130 4223.96 %
19813 254 9323.98 %
19823 384 3193.98 %
19833 516 6313.91 %
19843 648 7243.76 %
19853 777 4503.53 %
19863 900 9993.27 %
19874 019 1263.03 %
19884 132 2602.81 %
19894 241 0892.63 %
19904 346 4832.49 %
19914 448 8152.35 %
19924 548 0112.23 %
19934 644 3732.12 %
19944 738 7112.03 %
19954 831 8451.97 %
19964 924 2971.91 %
19975 016 2761.87 %
19985 107 9621.83 %
19995 199 5891.79 %
20005 291 3391.76 %
20015 382 7841.73 %
20025 473 3221.68 %
20035 563 7541.65 %
20045 656 1951.66 %
20055 752 3841.70 %
20065 854 3461.77 %
20075 962 4721.85 %
20086 070 4081.81 %
20096 165 8511.57 %
20106 237 1891.16 %
20116 277 1750.64 %
20126 286 0280.14 %
20136 274 695-0.18 %
20146 262 486-0.19 %
20156 268 7110.10 %
20166 271 2180.04 %
20176 273 7260.04 %

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