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

Morocco population 2017

During 2017 Morocco population is projected to increased by 479 311 people and reach 35 568 000 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 544 927. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 65 616 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Morocco 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 Morocco population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Morocco will be increased by 1 313 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Morocco 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Morocco was estimated to be 35 088 689 people. This is an increase of 1.37 % (472 852 people) compared to population of 34 615 837 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 537 584. Due to external migration, the population declined by 64 732. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.961 (961 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 Morocco population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Morocco population density

Morocco population density is 78.6 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Morocco divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Morocco. The total area of Morocco is 446 550 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Morocco age structure

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

27.8 66.1 6.1

- 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 Morocco 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 "Morocco 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 Morocco is 51.4 %.

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 Morocco 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 Morocco 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 Morocco is 42.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Morocco is 9.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Morocco 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 Morocco is 75.9 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 79.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 18 315 921 persons or 72.33% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Morocco are able to read and write. Accordingly about 7 007 586 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 82.72% (10 184 508 persons). 2 128 113 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 62.5% (8 131 413 persons). 4 879 473 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 96.6% and 93.51% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 95.1%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Morocco historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Morocco population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19519 114 835N/A %
19529 386 6102.98 %
19539 683 6463.16 %
195410 000 5953.27 %
195510 333 0503.32 %
195610 677 5733.33 %
195711 031 6863.32 %
195811 393 8013.28 %
195911 763 0663.24 %
196012 138 9763.20 %
196112 520 7893.15 %
196212 906 9433.08 %
196313 294 6803.00 %
196413 680 2532.90 %
196514 060 2072.78 %
196614 432 7522.65 %
196714 797 9912.53 %
196815 157 0392.43 %
196915 511 5852.34 %
197015 863 7982.27 %
197116 214 7752.21 %
197216 565 2372.16 %
197316 918 7642.13 %
197417 281 8052.15 %
197517 660 6102.19 %
197618 058 4902.25 %
197718 475 5742.31 %
197818 911 1222.36 %
197919 364 2772.40 %
198019 833 4972.42 %
198120 318 1312.44 %
198220 817 5032.46 %
198321 327 1972.45 %
198421 839 1312.40 %
198522 345 3252.32 %
198622 840 4322.22 %
198723 322 7782.11 %
198823 794 0782.02 %
198924 258 3421.95 %
199024 719 7411.90 %
199125 180 1531.86 %
199225 638 3121.82 %
199326 090 3921.76 %
199426 531 0001.69 %
199526 954 7751.60 %
199627 359 3911.50 %
199727 745 4531.41 %
199828 113 1571.33 %
199928 461 6361.24 %
200028 790 7631.16 %
200129 100 7681.08 %
200229 393 2871.01 %
200329 674 1380.96 %
200429 952 8970.94 %
200530 239 2940.96 %
200630 538 4570.99 %
200730 851 3781.02 %
200831 180 9331.07 %
200931 532 7511.13 %
201031 911 3491.20 %
201132 319 8521.28 %
201232 758 0771.36 %
201333 218 4381.41 %
201433 686 9451.41 %
201534 149 3571.37 %
201634 615 8371.37 %
201735 088 6891.37 %

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