Yemen Population clock

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

Yemen population 2017

During 2017 Yemen population is projected to increased by 716 721 people and reach 28 604 683 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 727 876. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 11 155 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Yemen 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 Yemen population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Yemen will be increased by 1 964 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Yemen 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Yemen was estimated to be 27 887 962 people. This is an increase of 2.57 % (698 762 people) compared to population of 27 189 200 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 709 638. Due to external migration, the population declined by 10 876. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.013 (1 013 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 Yemen population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Yemen population density

Yemen population density is 52.8 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Yemen divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Yemen. The total area of Yemen is 527 970 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Yemen age structure

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

43 54.4 2.6

- 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 Yemen 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 "Yemen 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 Yemen is 83.9 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Yemen must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 83.9 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Yemen is very 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 Yemen is 79.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Yemen is 4.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Yemen 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 Yemen is 63.7 years.
This is below 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 61.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 65.9 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 11 167 592 persons or 70.27% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Yemen are able to read and write. Accordingly about 4 725 758 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 85.13% (6 851 337 persons). 1 197 129 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 55.02% (4 316 255 persons). 3 528 629 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 97.55% and 82.66% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 90.23%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Yemen historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Yemen population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514 438 173N/A %
19524 510 0631.62 %
19534 582 4861.61 %
19544 655 7461.60 %
19554 730 1051.60 %
19564 805 7821.60 %
19574 882 9521.61 %
19584 961 7511.61 %
19595 042 2851.62 %
19605 124 6551.63 %
19615 208 9871.65 %
19625 295 4741.66 %
19635 384 3931.68 %
19645 476 0961.70 %
19655 570 9301.73 %
19665 669 8541.78 %
19675 773 8811.83 %
19685 882 1741.88 %
19695 992 1781.87 %
19706 101 7321.83 %
19716 209 5841.77 %
19726 316 7671.73 %
19736 429 2261.78 %
19746 557 0311.99 %
19756 710 0942.33 %
19766 894 4102.75 %
19777 110 8633.14 %
19787 356 4033.45 %
19797 625 5043.66 %
19807 912 2343.76 %
19818 214 5453.82 %
19828 534 0063.89 %
19838 870 7573.95 %
19849 222 6403.97 %
19859 588 1563.96 %
19869 963 9283.92 %
198710 348 1073.86 %
198810 750 7923.89 %
198911 192 9484.11 %
199011 694 0064.48 %
199112 266 1704.89 %
199212 908 1225.23 %
199313 596 5615.33 %
199414 290 6055.10 %
199514 949 6194.61 %
199615 550 4474.02 %
199716 092 2783.48 %
199816 589 8723.09 %
199917 067 1792.88 %
200017 549 8212.83 %
200118 050 7532.85 %
200218 569 1922.87 %
200319 103 0552.87 %
200419 652 8152.88 %
200520 218 0012.88 %
200620 799 1792.87 %
200721 397 5392.88 %
200822 011 9022.87 %
200922 638 4632.85 %
201023 273 0992.80 %
201123 913 4562.75 %
201224 558 8662.70 %
201325 208 0052.64 %
201425 858 4472.58 %
201526 507 9462.51 %
201627 189 2002.57 %
201727 887 9622.57 %

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