Algeria Population clock (live)

43,174,943
Current population
21,789,775
Current male population (50.5%)
21,385,168
Current female population (49.5%)
1,009,260
Births this year
740
Births today
207,162
Deaths this year
152
Deaths today
-30,571
Net migration this year
-22
Net migration today
771,527
Population growth this year
565
Population growth today

13-12-2019 05:05:27

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



Quick facts about the population of Algeria

Current population (as of Friday, December 13, 2019)
43,174,377
Population rank
34 (0.56% of world population)
Total area
2,381,741 km2 (919,595 mi2)
Population density
18.1 per km2 (46.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.02 (21,789,775 men to 21,385,168 women)
Median age
27.5 years
Life expectancy
74.5 years (72.8 - men, 76.3 - women)
Literacy
80.2 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Algeria population 2019

During 2019 Algeria population is projected to increase by 813,298 people and reach 43,216,714 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 845,524. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 32,227 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Algeria 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 2019

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Algeria population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Algeria will be increasing by 2,228 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Algeria 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Algeria was estimated to be 42,403,416 people. This is an increase of 1.92 % (797,992 people) compared to population of 41,605,424 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 829,612. Due to external migration, the population declined by 31,620. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.020 (1,020 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 2018.

Below are the key figures for Algeria population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Algeria population density

Algeria population density is 17.8 people per square kilometer (46.1/mi2) as of December 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Algeria divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Algeria. The total area of Algeria is 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Algeria

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Islam42,310,88998.0 %
Religiously Unaffiliated777,1391.8 %
Christianity86,3490.2 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, December 13 2019).

Algeria age structure

As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Algeria had the following population age distribution:

24.2 70.6 5.2

- 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 Algeria 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 "Algeria 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 Algeria is 41.7 %.

The value of 41.7 % 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 Algeria 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 Algeria 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 Algeria is 34.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Algeria is 7.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Algeria 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 Algeria is 74.5 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 72.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 25,773,170 persons or 80.17% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Algeria are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6,374,131 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 87.17% (14,049,033 persons). 2,067,233 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 73.13% (11,724,137 persons). 4,306,898 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 95.65% and 95.53% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 95.59%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Algeria historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Algeria population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19518,956,080N/A %
19529,128,1541.92 %
19539,310,9202.00 %
19549,507,4762.11 %
19559,719,6122.23 %
19569,947,7732.35 %
195710,191,0592.45 %
195810,447,3712.52 %
195910,713,7122.55 %
196010,986,9322.55 %
196111,264,8762.53 %
196211,547,5062.51 %
196311,837,6412.51 %
196412,140,5522.56 %
196512,461,4632.64 %
196612,803,6112.75 %
196713,167,2332.84 %
196813,549,2902.90 %
196913,944,4102.92 %
197014,347,2352.89 %
197114,755,0722.84 %
197215,168,6032.80 %
197315,590,7622.78 %
197416,025,7712.79 %
197516,478,1062.82 %
197616,949,6672.86 %
197717,440,2102.89 %
197817,951,2582.93 %
197918,486,5462.98 %
198019,049,2423.04 %
198119,640,6953.10 %
198220,259,6843.15 %
198320,901,9953.17 %
198421,561,0733.15 %
198522,229,8833.10 %
198622,903,5923.03 %
198723,579,5832.95 %
198824,254,6912.86 %
198924,924,5822.76 %
199025,585,0182.65 %
199126,233,3212.53 %
199226,867,5992.42 %
199327,483,4492.29 %
199428,073,9962.15 %
199528,633,1581.99 %
199629,158,0701.83 %
199729,649,7781.69 %
199830,112,2991.56 %
199930,551,7161.46 %
200030,975,1051.39 %
200131,386,9891.33 %
200231,790,3541.29 %
200332,192,6371.27 %
200432,606,0561.28 %
200533,042,5561.34 %
200633,508,6081.41 %
200734,005,6501.48 %
200834,536,5151.56 %
200935,106,4251.65 %
201035,718,9751.74 %
201136,376,6461.84 %
201237,078,2801.93 %
201337,812,7811.98 %
201438,560,2351.98 %
201539,300,4271.92 %
201640,054,2091.92 %
201740,822,4491.92 %
201841,605,4241.92 %
201942,403,4161.92 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202043,333,263N/A %
202546,307,6426.86 %
203048,821,9695.43 %
203551,070,4034.61 %
204053,249,0074.27 %
204555,411,7614.06 %
205057,436,7113.65 %
205559,106,4902.91 %
206060,316,2272.05 %
206561,131,1661.35 %
207061,689,9190.91 %
207562,099,4650.66 %
208062,422,8560.52 %
208562,671,7950.40 %
209062,814,6530.23 %
209562,791,866-0.04 %
210062,556,463-0.37 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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