Algeria Population 2016

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Algeria, or the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is located in North Africa. Algeria is made up of 48 provinces and more than 1,500 communes with a 2015 population estimated at 40,633,000, making it the 33rd most populous country. It is also the 10th largest country and the largest country in Africa.

Algeria has an estimated population of 40,633, up from the official 2013 census population of 37.9 million. Algeria is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with just 15.9 people per square kilometer (38/square mile). The capital and largest city is Algiers, which has an estimated population of 3.7 million and a larger metropolitan population of 5.4 million. Algiers is very densely populated, with about 10,150 people per square kilometer.

Algeria Demographics

Algeria was inhabited by several prehistoric people, including the Caspian culture, and many empires and dynasties have ruled the region over its history, such as the Romans, Byzantines and the Turish Ottomans. At the beginning of the 20th century, Algeria had 4 million people.

Today, Algeria is inhabited mostly by Arab-Berber people, with 90% of the population living in the coastal area of the north with the people in the Sahara desert concentrated in oases. There are about 1.5 million remaining nomadic and semi-nomadic people in the country. Algeria is a young country, with 1 in 4 people under the age of 15. Interestingly, women play an important role here, making up 70% of Algeria's lawyers and 60% of its university students.

About 96,000 refugees and asylum seekers are living in Algeria, most of whom are from Western Sahara. There are also about 35,000 Chinese migrant workers and up to 165,000 Sahrawis from Western Sahara in refugee camps. Between 600,000 to 2 milion Algerian Turks live in Algeria, and they are today known as Kouloughlis.

The largest concentration of Algerians outside of the country are in France, with more than 1.7 million Algerians. Algeria is the second-largest French-speaking country in the world in terms of the number of speakers. An estimated 11 million Algerians read and write in French.

Algeria  Population in 2016 Source: Poudou99

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

Algeria Population Growth

Algeria is currenly growing at a steady pace, and is projected to do so until around 2060. In the next 25 years, an estimated 10 million people will be added to it's population.

Algeria Population Density

About Algeria

Official Name People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders TUN, LBY, NER, ESH, MRT, MLI, MAR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 28,3
Currencies Used DZD

Algeria Population Clock

What is the population of Algeria (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 505
Deaths Per Day 112
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 366
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Algeria Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 22.939 births/thousand 71st
Crude Death Rate 5.1 deaths/thousand 176th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.242 people/thousand 87th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.258 years 81st
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.983 years 75th
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.68 years 96th
Total Fertility Rate 2.742 children/woman 72nd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.231 surviving daughters/woman 69th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 26.878 deaths/1,000 live births 70th
Under Five Mortality 31.988 deaths/thousand 71st
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.471 years 13th
Rate of Natural Increase 16.408 65th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.301% 114th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.121% 116th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.385% 115th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.761% 114th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.917% 116th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.436% 115th
Crude Suicide Rate 1.8 suicides/thousand 155th
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years 127th
Median Age (Female) 28.1 years 126th
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years 127th

Algeria Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 40,375,954 50.303% 49.697% 16 198 1.69% 34
2015 39,666,519 50.313% 49.687% 16 197 1.77% 34
2010 36,036,159 50.37% 49.63% 15 196 1.87% 35
2005 33,267,887 50.525% 49.475% 13 197 1.44% 34
2000 31,183,658 50.678% 49.322% 13 194 1.3% 33
1995 28,904,300 50.648% 49.352% 12 192 1.74% 34
1990 25,912,363 50.622% 49.378% 10 195 2.45% 33
1985 22,565,908 50.468% 49.532% 9 194 2.95% 35
1980 19,337,723 50.395% 49.605% 8 193 3.09% 35
1975 16,709,098 50.34% 49.66% 7 193 2.84% 35
1970 14,550,033 50.272% 49.728% 6 192 2.78% 36
1965 12,626,953 50.216% 49.784% 5 192 2.76% 35
1960 11,124,892 50.318% 49.682% 4 192 2.49% 37
1955 9,829,716 50.408% 49.592% 4 191 2.37% 37
1950 8,872,247 50.851% 49.149% 3 192 1.87% 39

Algeria Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 43,007,769 50.258% 49.742% 18 196 1.41% 35
2025 45,864,784 50.2% 49.8% 19 197 1.11% 35
2030 48,274,099 50.141% 49.859% 20 197 0.92% 34
2035 50,423,660 50.081% 49.919% 21 199 0.82% 34
2040 52,496,277 50.034% 49.966% 22 199 0.78% 34
2045 54,545,535 50.008% 49.992% 22 200 0.73% 35
2050 56,461,220 50.009% 49.991% 23 200 0.61% 34
2055 58,040,660 50.043% 49.957% 24 198 0.45% 34
2060 59,182,834 50.103% 49.897% 24 198 0.3% 34
2065 59,942,318 50.186% 49.814% 25 197 0.2% 37
2070 60,453,973 50.289% 49.711% 25 197 0.14% 40
2075 60,824,078 50.397% 49.603% 25 197 0.1% 41
2080 61,115,050 50.49% 49.51% 25 197 0.08% 40
2085 61,321,055 50.566% 49.434% 25 196 0.05% 40
2090 61,422,335 50.616% 49.384% 25 196 0% 41
2095 61,347,790 50.645% 49.355% 25 196 -0.06% 41
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations