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

Tunisia population 2017

During 2017 Tunisia population is projected to increased by 128 406 people and reach 11 572 815 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 135 273. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 6 867 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Tunisia 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 Tunisia population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Tunisia will be increased by 352 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Tunisia 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Tunisia was estimated to be 11 444 409 people. This is an increase of 1.12 % (126 982 people) compared to population of 11 317 427 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 133 772. Due to external migration, the population declined by 6 790. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.999 (999 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 Tunisia population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Tunisia population density

Tunisia population density is 69.9 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Tunisia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Tunisia. The total area of Tunisia is 163 610 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Tunisia age structure

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

23.2 69.3 7.5

- 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 Tunisia population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Tunisia 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 Tunisia is 44.3 %.

The value of 44.3 % 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 Tunisia 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 Tunisia 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 Tunisia is 33.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Tunisia is 10.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Tunisia 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 Tunisia is 75 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 73 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.2 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 7 191 210 persons or 81.83% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Tunisia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1 596 494 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 89.62% (3 887 028 persons). 450 060 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 74.24% (3 304 182 persons). 1 146 434 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.35% and 97.76% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.06%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Tunisia historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Tunisia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513 650 884N/A %
19523 734 9072.30 %
19533 805 9281.90 %
19543 866 4431.59 %
19553 918 9601.36 %
19563 966 0071.20 %
19574 010 1341.11 %
19584 053 8771.09 %
19594 099 7021.13 %
19604 149 8521.22 %
19614 206 1011.36 %
19624 269 5331.51 %
19634 340 3831.66 %
19644 418 1231.79 %
19654 501 9751.90 %
19664 591 8062.00 %
19674 687 9522.09 %
19684 789 9002.17 %
19694 896 1602.22 %
19705 005 2732.23 %
19715 116 5432.22 %
19725 230 1202.22 %
19735 346 4512.22 %
19745 466 0612.24 %
19755 589 6232.26 %
19765 717 1362.28 %
19775 848 4002.30 %
19785 984 9602.33 %
19796 130 0622.42 %
19806 286 6902.56 %
19816 456 5972.70 %
19826 639 4922.83 %
19836 832 1742.90 %
19847 029 1672.88 %
19857 224 9102.78 %
19867 415 8142.64 %
19877 600 9982.50 %
19887 781 8532.38 %
19897 961 1982.30 %
19908 141 8672.27 %
19918 325 2432.25 %
19928 510 4582.22 %
19938 694 0572.16 %
19948 870 7392.03 %
19959 035 2811.85 %
19969 185 0041.66 %
19979 320 0941.47 %
19989 441 7691.31 %
19999 551 5601.16 %
20009 651 4631.05 %
20019 742 4290.94 %
20029 824 9360.85 %
20039 901 8430.78 %
20049 978 4590.77 %
200510 059 9580.82 %
200610 149 4590.89 %
200710 247 5790.97 %
200810 353 4041.03 %
200910 465 1531.08 %
201010 580 7041.10 %
201110 699 0321.12 %
201210 820 1601.13 %
201310 943 5781.14 %
201411 067 9301.14 %
201511 191 8541.12 %
201611 317 4271.12 %
201711 444 4091.12 %

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