Morocco Population clock (live)

23-02-2018 19:22:29
35,639,679
Current population
17,461,270
Current male population (49.0%)
18,178,409
Current female population (51.0%)
111,612
Births this year
1,760
Births today
30,120
Deaths this year
475
Deaths today
-9,813
Net migration this year
-155
Net migration today
71,679
Population growth this year
1,130
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Morocco


Current population (as of Friday, February 23 2018)
35,638,549
Total area
446,550 km2 (172,414 mi2)
Population density
79.8 per km2 (206.7 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.96 (17,461,270 men to 18,178,409 women)
Median age
27.9 years
Life expectancy
75.9 years (72.8 - men, 79.1 - women)
Literacy
72.4 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Morocco population 2018

During 2018 Morocco population is projected to increased by 485,859 people and reach 36,053,859 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 552,371. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 66,512 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 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Morocco population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Morocco will be increased by 1,331 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Morocco 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Morocco was estimated to be 35,568,000 people. This is an increase of 1.37 % (479,311 people) compared to population of 35,088,689 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 544,927. Due to external migration, the population declined by 65,616. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 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 2017.

Below are the key figures for Morocco population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Morocco population density

Morocco population density is 79.7 people per square kilometer (206.3/mi2) as of February 2018. 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 (172,414 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Morocco age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 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 18,566,116 persons or 72.33% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Morocco are able to read and write. Accordingly about 7,103,310 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 82.72% (10,323,628 persons). 2,157,183 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 62.5% (8,242,489 persons). 4,946,126 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 - 2018)

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 %
201835,568,0001.37 %

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