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

Suriname population 2017

During 2017 Suriname population is projected to increased by 5 155 people and reach 555 934 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 6 196. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 1 041 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Suriname 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 Suriname population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Suriname will be increased by 14 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Suriname 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Suriname was estimated to be 550 779 people. This is an increase of 0.94 % (5 107 people) compared to population of 545 672 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 6 139. Due to external migration, the population declined by 1 031. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.005 (1 005 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 Suriname population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Suriname population density

Suriname population density is 3.4 people per square kilometer as of July 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Suriname divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Suriname. The total area of Suriname is 163 820 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Suriname age structure

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

26.4 67.3 6.3

- 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 Suriname 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 "Suriname 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 Suriname is 48.7 %.

The value of 48.7 % 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 Suriname 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 Suriname is relatively low.

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 Suriname is 39.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Suriname is 9.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Suriname 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 Suriname is 74.2 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 71.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.2 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 387 377 persons or 95.57% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Suriname are able to read and write. Accordingly about 17 970 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 96.14% (191 618 persons). 7 693 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.01% (195 759 persons). 10 277 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.41% and 99.66% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.03%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Suriname historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Suriname population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951218 839N/A %
1952226 1663.35 %
1953233 0013.02 %
1954239 7182.88 %
1955246 5912.87 %
1956253 7902.92 %
1957261 3792.99 %
1958269 3283.04 %
1959277 5263.04 %
1960285 8212.99 %
1961294 0812.89 %
1962302 2602.78 %
1963310 4302.70 %
1964318 7632.68 %
1965327 3972.71 %
1966336 4682.77 %
1967345 9462.82 %
1968355 2452.69 %
1969363 2902.26 %
1970369 0571.59 %
1971371 9440.78 %
1972371 9690.01 %
1973369 830-0.58 %
1974366 723-0.84 %
1975363 878-0.78 %
1976362 010-0.51 %
1977361 211-0.22 %
1978361 2580.01 %
1979361 8000.15 %
1980362 4570.18 %
1981363 0430.16 %
1982363 6510.17 %
1983364 6180.27 %
1984366 4270.50 %
1985369 5400.85 %
1986374 2211.27 %
1987380 4451.66 %
1988387 8841.96 %
1989395 9922.09 %
1990404 2052.07 %
1991412 1721.97 %
1992419 8201.86 %
1993427 2371.77 %
1994434 5911.72 %
1995442 0551.72 %
1996449 7421.74 %
1997457 6111.75 %
1998465 3391.69 %
1999472 3731.51 %
2000478 1941.23 %
2001482 4810.90 %
2002485 2410.57 %
2003486 9560.35 %
2004488 4770.31 %
2005490 6560.45 %
2006493 9760.68 %
2007498 4530.91 %
2008503 8051.07 %
2009509 5901.15 %
2010515 3321.13 %
2011520 7901.06 %
2012525 9871.00 %
2013530 9930.95 %
2014535 8490.91 %
2015540 6120.89 %
2016545 6720.94 %
2017550 7790.94 %

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