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

Palestinian Authority population 2017

During 2017 Palestinian Authority population is projected to increased by 133 450 people and reach 4 995 012 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 143 173. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 9 723 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Palestinian Authority 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 Palestinian Authority population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Palestinian Authority will be increased by 366 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Palestinian Authority 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Palestinian Authority was estimated to be 4 861 562 people. This is an increase of 2.75 % (129 885 people) compared to population of 4 731 677 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 139 348. Due to external migration, the population declined by 9 463. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.031 (1 031 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 Palestinian Authority population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Palestinian Authority population density

Palestinian Authority population density is 807.6 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Palestinian Authority divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Palestinian Authority. The total area of Palestinian Authority is 6 020 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Palestinian Authority age structure

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

39 57.7 3.3

- 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 Palestinian Authority 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 "Palestinian Authority 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 Palestinian Authority is 73.2 %.

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 Palestinian Authority 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 Palestinian Authority 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 Palestinian Authority is 67.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Palestinian Authority is 5.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Palestinian Authority 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 Palestinian Authority is 74.5 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 72.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 866 539 persons or 96.66% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Palestinian Authority are able to read and write. Accordingly about 99 161 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.49% (1 480 404 persons). 22 743 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.78% (1 386 135 persons). 76 418 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.42% and 99.33% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.37%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Palestinian Authority historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Palestinian Authority population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951927 840N/A %
1952927 836-0.00 %
1953940 3581.35 %
1954958 7391.95 %
1955978 2362.03 %
1956996 0751.82 %
19571 011 4551.54 %
19581 025 3551.37 %
19591 040 1721.45 %
19601 058 7911.79 %
19611 083 1512.30 %
19621 112 8562.74 %
19631 144 2512.82 %
19641 170 9312.33 %
19651 186 8391.36 %
19661 188 1660.11 %
19671 175 011-1.11 %
19681 153 209-1.86 %
19691 133 073-1.75 %
19701 124 886-0.72 %
19711 134 5700.86 %
19721 162 2852.44 %
19731 203 7173.56 %
19741 251 7643.99 %
19751 299 0233.78 %
19761 341 6453.28 %
19771 379 9542.86 %
19781 415 8392.60 %
19791 451 5562.52 %
19801 489 6072.62 %
19811 531 2892.80 %
19821 576 5272.95 %
19831 624 9873.07 %
19841 676 4943.17 %
19851 730 8813.24 %
19861 788 0623.30 %
19871 848 2773.37 %
19881 912 5833.48 %
19891 982 7173.67 %
19902 060 3213.91 %
19912 145 9364.16 %
19922 239 0464.34 %
19932 339 2234.47 %
19942 446 3424.58 %
19952 559 9434.64 %
19962 680 2004.70 %
19972 806 8824.73 %
19982 935 9754.60 %
19993 059 9604.22 %
20003 171 6943.65 %
20013 266 8803.00 %
20023 345 4432.40 %
20033 412 1201.99 %
20043 475 2151.85 %
20053 543 2791.96 %
20063 621 0122.19 %
20073 708 6272.42 %
20083 804 6802.59 %
20093 907 3282.70 %
20104 014 3842.74 %
20114 124 9582.75 %
20124 239 4812.78 %
20134 358 0842.80 %
20144 480 2002.80 %
20154 605 2632.79 %
20164 731 6772.74 %
20174 861 5622.75 %

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