Tunisia Population 2017

11,498,978

Tunisia's estimated population is 11.1 million, compared to 9.56 million in 2000. Tunisia is not densely populated, with just 63 people per square kilometer (163/sq mi), which ranks 133rd in the world. The capital and largest city is Tunis, with a population of just over one million. This is followed closely by Sfax with a population of 945,000. Other major cities include Tunis, Sfax, and Sousse.

Tunisia Demographics

Tunisia is mostly made up of people from distinct and mixed Berber and Arab descent. About 98% of the population identifies as Arabs, while just 1% are purely Berber and live in the Dahar mountains and the island of Djerba.

Between the late 19th century and through the 1950's, Tunisia had large populations of French and Italians, who combined made up 255,000 in 1956. Virtually all of the Europeans and the Jewish population left after the country gained independence. There was a history of Jews in the region going back 2,000 years. While the 1948 Jewish population was over 105,000, it was reduced to just 1,500 by 2003.

The Berbers are the first known inhabitants of the region, although today's Tunisia reflects many civilizations who have invaded, migrated to and been assimilated into the population over the last thousand years.

98% of the population are Muslims with 2% Christian, Judaism and other religions.

Tunisia Population in 2017Source: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

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

Tunisia Population Growth

Unlike many neighboring countries, Tunisia's government as implemented a very successful family planning program that has reduced the growth rate to just over 1% per year.

About Tunisia

Official NameTunisian Republic
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersDZA, LBY
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude349
Currencies UsedTND

Tunisia Population Density

Name Population
Sejenane5,009
Bir el Hafey5,016
Rhar el Melah5,018
El Ksour5,034
Lemta5,382
Mezzouna5,564
Jilma5,647
Port el Kantaoui6,000
El Battan6,047
Touza6,085
Jemna6,254
Sbiba6,291
Chorbane6,430
Mellouleche6,441
Sakiet Sidi Youssef6,442
Zaouiat Djedidi6,583
Er Regueb6,702
Harqalah6,942
El Maamoura6,969
Sidi Alouane7,051
Sbikha7,062
El Golaa7,189
Djebeniana7,349
Al Matlin7,370
Le Krib7,691
Haffouz7,765
As Sanad7,859
Degache8,134
Beni Hassane8,139
Menzel Kamel8,314
Sidi Bou Ali8,855
Skhira9,211
Rafraf9,255
El Haouaria9,273
Bou Arkoub10,024
Gafour10,556
As Sars10,979
Beni Khalled11,300
Ksibet el Mediouni11,313
Bou Arada12,158
Banbalah12,367
Tabursuq12,727
Ben Gardane13,364
Testour13,708
Tabarka13,712
Seiada13,718
Sahline13,806
Maktar14,500
Galaat el Andeless15,313
Menzel Abderhaman15,769
Carthage15,922
Bekalta15,937
Thala16,068
El Alia16,083
Mennzel Bou Zelfa16,231
Zaghouan16,911
Beni Khiar18,011
El Fahs18,083
Ouardenine18,287
Douar Tindja18,551
Tajerouine18,909
Kebili19,875
Akouda20,027
El Jem20,029
Medjez el Bab20,118
Takelsa20,659
Menzel Jemil21,542
Chebba21,559
Nefta21,720
Manouba24,948
Siliana26,960
Ksour Essaf27,936
Douz28,127
Ar Rudayyif30,048
Mateur31,005
La Sebala du Mornag33,421
Korba33,589
Gremda33,744
Hammam Sousse33,834
Dar Chabanne33,953
Tozeur34,943
Ksar Hellal39,792
Djemmal39,990
Metlaoui41,899
Sidi Bouzid42,098
Kelibia43,209
Rades44,298
Zouila44,349
Mahdia45,977
Menzel Bourguiba46,245
Oued Lill47,101
Hammam-Lif47,760
El Kef47,979
Jendouba51,408
Hammamet53,733
Nabeul56,387
Beja57,233
Douane60,192
Medenine61,705
El Hamma62,000
Tataouine62,577
Houmt Souk62,583
Skanes64,222
Msaken64,563
Al Marsa65,640
La Mohammedia66,593
Monastir71,546
Ben Arous74,932
Zarzis79,316
La Goulette79,795
Gafsa81,232
Kasserine81,987
Ariana97,687
Gabes110,075
Bizerte115,268
Kairouan119,794
Midoun120,000
Sousse164,123
Sfax277,278
Tunis693,210

Tunisia Population Clock

What is the population of Tunisia (as of September 13, 2017)?11,498,978
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)11494760
Births Per Day109
Deaths Per Day41
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 57
Population Change Since January 1st14,535

Tunisia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.267 births/thousand106
Crude Death Rate 6.582 deaths/thousand130
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.346 people/thousand95
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.351 years84
Male Life Expectancy 73.047 years77
Female Life Expectancy 77.727 years97
Total Fertility Rate 2.091 children/woman108
Net Reproduction Rate 0.983 surviving daughters/woman110
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 16.819 deaths/1,000 live births90
Under Five Mortality 18.423 deaths/thousand99
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.188 years24
Rate of Natural Increase 10.425 110
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.742 %74
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.262 %69
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.213 %88
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.417 %67
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.99 %66
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.839 %79
Crude Suicide Rate 2.4 suicides/thousand149
Median Age (Total) 32.4 years92
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years92
Median Age (Male) 31.9 years90

Tunisia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201711,494,76049.396%50.604%731361.01%78
201511,253,55349.416%50.584%721341.08%79
201010,639,19449.588%50.412%681331.12%78
200510,102,47649.805%50.195%651290.93%78
20009,699,19250.169%49.831%621250.89%80
19959,113,97250.36%49.64%581251.55%80
19908,232,79650.28%49.72%521272.22%80
19857,321,87650.194%49.806%471282.53%80
19806,368,16950.264%49.736%401302.74%80
19755,652,47850.281%49.719%361322.26%82
19705,060,39350.151%49.849%321322.19%82
19654,545,34050.216%49.784%291302.02%82
19604,176,26549.858%50.142%261291.42%80
19553,943,53349.761%50.239%251241.13%79
19503,605,31049.666%50.334%231252.5%78

Tunisia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202011,835,28449.396%50.604%761330.89%80
202512,320,10749.383%50.617%791350.67%81
203012,686,12349.365%50.635%811340.48%81
203512,954,94049.349%50.651%831350.35%82
204013,165,83349.351%50.649%841400.29%82
204513,342,35749.392%50.608%851420.23%84
205013,475,50349.479%50.521%861420.14%84
205513,541,21849.605%50.395%871440.03%85
206013,529,60849.76%50.24%87143-0.08%86
206513,451,72649.942%50.058%86142-0.16%86
207013,332,70250.14%49.86%85144-0.19%89
207513,201,43650.352%49.648%84143-0.2%92
208013,071,71050.547%49.453%84141-0.19%93
208512,949,48250.711%49.289%83141-0.19%94
209012,819,67850.832%49.168%82142-0.22%94
209512,670,86050.917%49.083%81142-0.26%95
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations