Albania Population 2016

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Albania is located in Southeastern Europe and is a member of the UN and NATO. Albania is one of the smallest countries on earth with 28,700 square kilometers (11,000 sq mi) of area, ranking 143rd. In 2014, Albania has an estimated population of 3.196 million in 2015, an increase from 2013's 3.02 million, and it is the 137nd most populous country in the world. Albania is fairly densely populated for a small country, with 98 people per square kilometer, or 254 per square mile.

Albania's capital, Tirana, has a population of 421,000, with a greater metropolitan population of 764,000. Other major cities include Durres (113,000), Korce (51,000), Elbasan (78,000) and Shkoder (95,000).

Albania Population History

Albania has a very low fertility rate of just 1.49 children per woman, and massive migration affected its demographics after the fall of Communism in 1990. Between 1991 and 2004, close to 1 million people left Albania, most destined for Greece, and population decreased in the North and South of the country and increased in Tirana and Durres.

Albania Demographics

Ethnicity is a delicate issue in Albania, and one that is debated. Official statistics show Albania is very homogeneous with more than 97% Albanian majority, but minority groups like the Roman, Greeks and Macedonians have questioned this data and claim a larger share. Three national minorities are recognized: Greeks, Macedonians and Montenegrins.

There are also two cultural minorities -- Aromanians and Romani -- and other Albanian minorities like the Bulgarians and Jews. The Greek government estimates 300,000 Greeks in the country, while the Albanian government claims just 60,000.

At the 2011 census, the population of Albania was officially 83% Albanian, 0.9% Greek, 0.2% Macedonian, 0.01% Montenegrin, 0.3% Aromanian, 0.3% Romani, 0.1% Balkan Egyptian, 14% no declared ethnicity and 1.6% not relevant.

Many minority groups have criticized the country's census law which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone who declares an ethnicity that differs from what is on their birth certificate.

Almost 58% of Albanian's are Muslim, with a Christian population of 17%. About 25% of the population belongs to another religion or has no religion. While Albania was the only European country whose Jewish population grew during the Holocaust, the mass emigration to Israel has left just 200 Albanian Jews in the country.

Albania  Population in 2016 Source: Albinfo

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Albania Population Growth

Albania is currently growing very slowly, with a growth rate of just 0.34%. By 2030, Albania's population is expected to be 3.31 million according to the United Nations projections. These projections also predict a contraction of the country's population after 2032, with the population decreasing steadily until the end of the century.

Albania Population Density

About Albania

Official Name Republic of Albania
Languages Spoken Albanian
Borders MNE, GRC, MKD, KOS
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 41,20
Currencies Used ALL

Albania Population Clock

What is the population of Albania (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 22
Deaths Per Day 12
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -17
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Albania Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 13.757 births/thousand 135th
Crude Death Rate 7.57 deaths/thousand 97th
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.43 people/thousand 172nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.156 years 50th
Life Expectancy (Male) 75.797 years 52nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.71 years 54th
Total Fertility Rate 1.792 children/woman 147th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.839 surviving daughters/woman 151st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.078 males per female 12th
Infant Mortality Rate 13.195 deaths/1,000 live births 109th
Under Five Mortality 14.389 deaths/thousand 116th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.351 years 172nd
Rate of Natural Increase 6.068 139th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.902% 59th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.345% 53rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.442% 72nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.882% 59th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 9.582% 53rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.216% 72nd
Crude Suicide Rate 6.5 suicides/thousand 97th
Median Age (Total) 32.5 years 90th
Median Age (Female) 33.8 years 82nd
Median Age (Male) 31.2 years 93rd

Albania Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 2,903,700 49.523% 50.477% 105 101 0.27% 139
2015 2,896,679 49.602% 50.398% 105 100 0.24% 139
2010 2,901,883 50.407% 49.593% 105 100 -0.55% 139
2005 3,082,172 50.254% 49.746% 112 90 -1.02% 136
2000 3,121,965 50.533% 49.467% 113 85 0.07% 131
1995 3,106,727 49.224% 50.776% 113 81 -0.47% 130
1990 3,281,453 51.216% 48.784% 119 74 -0.18% 125
1985 2,966,799 51.339% 48.661% 108 76 2.47% 125
1980 2,681,245 51.43% 48.57% 97 83 2% 125
1975 2,411,229 51.442% 48.558% 88 82 2.18% 126
1970 2,150,602 51.488% 48.512% 78 87 2.36% 125
1965 1,896,125 51.478% 48.522% 69 88 2.69% 124
1960 1,636,053 51.48% 48.52% 59 95 3% 124
1955 1,419,969 51.427% 48.573% 51 97 2.72% 127
1950 1,263,171 51.317% 48.683% 46 96 1.91% 127

Albania Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 2,935,145 49.506% 50.494% 107 101 0.24% 139
2025 2,959,545 49.437% 50.563% 108 105 0.05% 140
2030 2,953,522 49.392% 50.608% 107 107 -0.18% 141
2035 2,915,289 49.381% 50.619% 106 115 -0.37% 142
2040 2,855,131 49.427% 50.573% 104 116 -0.47% 144
2045 2,784,869 49.549% 50.451% 101 118 -0.53% 146
2050 2,710,235 49.744% 50.256% 98 124 -0.56% 146
2055 2,634,257 50.001% 49.999% 96 130 -0.6% 147
2060 2,553,515 50.284% 49.716% 93 135 -0.67% 146
2065 2,465,351 50.553% 49.447% 89 137 -0.75% 146
2070 2,370,465 50.763% 49.237% 86 142 -0.84% 147
2075 2,268,988 50.889% 49.111% 82 147 -0.94% 147
2080 2,160,996 50.921% 49.079% 78 149 -1.03% 147
2085 2,049,074 50.918% 49.082% 74 151 -1.1% 150
2090 1,939,561 50.938% 49.062% 70 152 -1.08% 151
2095 1,840,408 50.992% 49.008% 67 154 -1% 151
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations