Tunisia Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: 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.

Tunisia Population Density

About Tunisia

Official Name Tunisian Republic
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders DZA, LBY
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 34,9
Currencies Used TND

Tunisia Population Clock

What is the population of Tunisia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 109
Deaths Per Day 41
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 57
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Tunisia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.267 births/thousand 106th
Crude Death Rate 6.582 deaths/thousand 130th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.346 people/thousand 95th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.351 years 84th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.047 years 77th
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.727 years 97th
Total Fertility Rate 2.091 children/woman 108th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.983 surviving daughters/woman 110th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 16.819 deaths/1,000 live births 90th
Under Five Mortality 18.423 deaths/thousand 99th
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.188 years 24th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.425 110th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.742% 74th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.262% 69th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.213% 88th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.417% 74th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.99% 69th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.839% 88th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.4 suicides/thousand 149th
Median Age (Total) 32.4 years 92nd
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years 92nd
Median Age (Male) 31.9 years 90th

Tunisia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 11,494,760 49.396% 50.604% 73 136 1.01% 78
2015 11,253,553 49.416% 50.584% 72 134 1.08% 79
2010 10,639,194 49.588% 50.412% 68 133 1.12% 78
2005 10,102,476 49.805% 50.195% 65 129 0.93% 78
2000 9,699,192 50.169% 49.831% 62 125 0.89% 80
1995 9,113,972 50.36% 49.64% 58 125 1.55% 80
1990 8,232,796 50.28% 49.72% 52 127 2.22% 80
1985 7,321,876 50.194% 49.806% 47 128 2.53% 80
1980 6,368,169 50.264% 49.736% 40 130 2.74% 80
1975 5,652,478 50.281% 49.719% 36 132 2.26% 82
1970 5,060,393 50.151% 49.849% 32 132 2.19% 82
1965 4,545,340 50.216% 49.784% 29 130 2.02% 82
1960 4,176,265 49.858% 50.142% 26 129 1.42% 80
1955 3,943,533 49.761% 50.239% 25 124 1.13% 79
1950 3,605,310 49.666% 50.334% 23 125 2.5% 78

Tunisia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 11,835,284 49.396% 50.604% 76 133 0.89% 80
2025 12,320,107 49.383% 50.617% 79 135 0.67% 81
2030 12,686,123 49.365% 50.635% 81 134 0.48% 81
2035 12,954,940 49.349% 50.651% 83 135 0.35% 82
2040 13,165,833 49.351% 50.649% 84 140 0.29% 82
2045 13,342,357 49.392% 50.608% 85 142 0.23% 84
2050 13,475,503 49.479% 50.521% 86 142 0.14% 84
2055 13,541,218 49.605% 50.395% 87 144 0.03% 85
2060 13,529,608 49.76% 50.24% 87 143 -0.08% 86
2065 13,451,726 49.942% 50.058% 86 142 -0.16% 86
2070 13,332,702 50.14% 49.86% 85 144 -0.19% 89
2075 13,201,436 50.352% 49.648% 84 143 -0.2% 92
2080 13,071,710 50.547% 49.453% 84 141 -0.19% 93
2085 12,949,482 50.711% 49.289% 83 141 -0.19% 94
2090 12,819,678 50.832% 49.168% 82 142 -0.22% 94
2095 12,670,860 50.917% 49.083% 81 142 -0.26% 95
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations