United Arab Emirates Population clock

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

United Arab Emirates population 2017

During 2017 United Arab Emirates population is projected to increased by 179 270 people and reach 9 649 432 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 91 576. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 87 694 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into United Arab Emirates (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of United Arab Emirates population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of United Arab Emirates will be increased by 491 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of United Arab Emirates 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of United Arab Emirates was estimated to be 9 470 162 people. This is an increase of 1.89 % (175 940 people) compared to population of 9 294 222 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 89 875. Due to external migration, the population increased by 86 064. The sex ratio of the total population was 2.275 (2 275 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 United Arab Emirates population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

United Arab Emirates population density

United Arab Emirates population density is 113.3 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of United Arab Emirates divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of United Arab Emirates. The total area of United Arab Emirates is 83 600 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

United Arab Emirates age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates United Arab Emirates had the following population age distribution:

20.4 78.7 0.9

- 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 United Arab Emirates population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates is 27.1 %.

The value of 27.1 % 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 United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates is 26 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in United Arab Emirates is 1.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates is 76.5 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 73.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 79.2 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 7 071 421 persons or 93.83% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in United Arab Emirates are able to read and write. Accordingly about 464 650 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 93.13% (5 137 980 persons). 378 958 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.76% (1 933 441 persons). 85 692 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.61% and 99.1% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.43%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

United Arab Emirates historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

United Arab Emirates population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195168 781N/A %
195268 8930.16 %
195371 4993.78 %
195474 9464.82 %
195578 1374.26 %
195680 5413.08 %
195782 1932.05 %
195883 6451.77 %
195985 8622.65 %
196089 9584.77 %
196196 7997.60 %
1962106 61310.14 %
1963118 72811.36 %
1964131 71810.94 %
1965144 2699.53 %
1966155 6987.92 %
1967166 4296.89 %
1968178 5477.28 %
1969195 4419.46 %
1970220 50212.82 %
1971255 29715.78 %
1972299 61517.36 %
1973353 44617.97 %
1974417 38618.09 %
1975491 60717.78 %
1976576 65817.30 %
1977672 45016.61 %
1978775 12215.27 %
1979877 34913.19 %
1980972 04610.79 %
19811 054 9498.53 %
19821 125 7936.72 %
19831 188 3505.56 %
19841 249 2515.12 %
19851 315 3565.29 %
19861 390 4915.71 %
19871 474 7706.06 %
19881 566 4486.22 %
19891 663 0116.16 %
19901 761 7885.94 %
19911 862 3245.71 %
19921 966 1025.57 %
19932 073 4395.46 %
19942 183 0725.29 %
19952 294 2375.09 %
19962 408 9595.00 %
19972 531 4735.09 %
19982 664 4955.25 %
19992 808 9795.42 %
20002 967 1585.63 %
20013 133 9975.62 %
20023 305 9635.49 %
20033 509 9296.17 %
20043 800 8728.29 %
20054 228 96111.26 %
20064 826 61614.13 %
20075 590 67815.83 %
20086 455 12115.46 %
20097 302 78313.13 %
20108 017 4389.79 %
20118 532 0886.42 %
20128 843 6323.65 %
20138 996 2601.73 %
20149 063 0590.74 %
20159 121 5510.65 %
20169 294 2221.89 %
20179 470 1621.89 %

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