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Population of Syria 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Syria was estimated to be 23 228 545 people. This is an increase of 0.91 % (210 158 people) compared to population of 23 018 387 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 467 503. Due to external migration, the population declined by 257 346. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.024 (1 024 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 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Syria population in 2015:

Syria population 2016

During 2016 Syria population is projected to increased by 212 077 people and reach 23 440 622 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 471 772. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 259 695 due to the migration reasons. It means that amount of people who leaves Syria to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the amount of people who moves into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Syria population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of Syria will be increased by 581 persons daily in 2016.

Syria population density

Syria population density is 125.4 people per square kilometer as of February 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Syria divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Syria. The total area of Syria is 185 180 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Syria age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 according to our estimations Syria had the following population age distribution:

35.2 61 3.8

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimation):

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 Syria 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 "Syria 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 Syria is 63.9 %.

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 Syria 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 Syria 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 Syria is 57.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Syria is 6.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Syria 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 Syria is 74.7 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 72.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.2 years.

Syria historical population (1960 - 2016)

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

Growth Rate 1961 - 2016

Syria population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19604 592 777N/A %
19614 742 5963.26 %
19624 897 4283.26 %
19635 057 8253.28 %
19645 224 5793.30 %
19655 398 3333.33 %
19665 579 2833.35 %
19675 767 4783.37 %
19685 963 2483.39 %
19696 166 9333.42 %
19706 378 8023.44 %
19716 599 3663.46 %
19726 828 7653.48 %
19737 066 4743.48 %
19747 311 6853.47 %
19757 564 0003.45 %
19767 822 6103.42 %
19778 088 1483.39 %
19788 363 3463.40 %
19798 651 9043.45 %
19808 956 1563.52 %
19819 277 2803.59 %
19829 613 5723.62 %
19839 960 9193.61 %
198410 313 5583.54 %
198510 667 2453.43 %
198611 020 5703.31 %
198711 374 4373.21 %
198811 729 7603.12 %
198912 088 3363.06 %
199012 451 5393.00 %
199112 818 3022.95 %
199213 187 9602.88 %
199313 562 7422.84 %
199413 945 6462.82 %
199514 338 2402.82 %
199614 746 3062.85 %
199715 168 5232.86 %
199815 591 2612.79 %
199915 995 7602.59 %
200016 371 2082.35 %
200116 700 9842.01 %
200216 994 6761.76 %
200317 298 4761.79 %
200417 676 0122.18 %
200518 167 3672.78 %
200618 804 9143.51 %
200719 561 4774.02 %
200820 346 0564.01 %
200921 031 5463.37 %
201021 532 6472.38 %
201121 961 6761.99 %
201222 399 2541.99 %
201322 603 7590.91 %
201422 810 1310.91 %
201523 018 3870.91 %
201623 228 5450.91 %

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