United Arab Emirates Population 2016

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The United Arab Emirates (also called Emirates or just UAE) is an Arab country in the southeast region of the Arabian Peninsula. The UAE is a federation of 7 emirates, each governed by a hereditary emir who together form the Federal Supreme Council. The estimated 2014 population of the UAE is 9.15 million, up from 2014's estimate of 9.44 million.

The population of the UAE in 2016 is 9,157,000,000 according to UN estimates. Other estimates are as low as 5.7 million but do not take into consideration the high population of immigrants, which are estimated to make up 90% of the population.

The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are considered two of the country's cultural and commercial centers.. The United Arab Emirates has a very diverse population, of which only 10% are UAE nationals and the remainder is made up of expatriates. The UAE has the 7th highest net migration rate in the world at 12.36, as any expatriate is allowed under law to apply for UAE citizenship after living in the country for twenty years, assuming they have not been convicted of a crime and can speak Arabic. The UAE also has the highest gender imbalance in the world with a male/female ratio of 2.2, or 2.75 for the 15-65 age group.

The largest group of non-UAE nationals are South Asian (58%), followed by other Asians (17%) and Western expatriates (8.5%). There is an increasing presence of Europeans, particularly in cities like Dubai. Dubai is the largest city with a population of 2.4 million. Interestingly, Dubai is often misperceived as a country or a city-state. Sometimes, all of the UAE is described simply as "Dubai," which shows just how influential and well-known the city has become.

United Arab Emirates  Population in 2016 Source: FritzDaCat

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

United Arab Emirates Population Growth

The UAE's population has experienced sharp decline over the last decade, but this has reversed. Its urban population is predicted to grow to 9.9 million by 2020, at which point city dwellers will account for 85% of the region's population.

United Arab Emirates Population Density

About United Arab Emirates

Official Name United Arab Emirates
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders OMN, SAU
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 24,54
Currencies Used AED

United Arab Emirates Population Clock

What is the population of United Arab Emirates (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 53
Deaths Per Day 9
Net Migrations Per Day 151
Net Change Per Day 195
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

United Arab Emirates Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.36 births/thousand 174th
Crude Death Rate 1.702 deaths/thousand 200th
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.796 people/thousand 11th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.29 years 55th
Life Expectancy (Male) 76.649 years 47th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.833 years 69th
Total Fertility Rate 1.75 children/woman 153rd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.837 surviving daughters/woman 152nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.045 males per female 140th
Infant Mortality Rate 5.533 deaths/1,000 live births 154th
Under Five Mortality 6.413 deaths/thousand 156th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.401 years 194th
Rate of Natural Increase 8.221 125th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.147% 40th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.57% 38th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.327% 32nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.883% 40th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.517% 38th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.078% 32nd
Crude Suicide Rate 3 suicides/thousand 139th
Median Age (Total) 30.3 years 106th
Median Age (Female) 25.1 years 146th
Median Age (Male) 32.1 years 88th

United Arab Emirates Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 9,266,971 72.884% 27.116% 110 97 1.4% 93
2015 9,156,963 73.259% 26.741% 109 97 1.19% 93
2010 8,329,453 74.819% 25.181% 99 105 4.75% 95
2005 4,481,976 71.083% 28.917% 53 144 14.31% 117
2000 3,050,127 67.743% 32.257% 36 159 5.35% 134
1995 2,350,192 66.65% 33.35% 28 167 4.88% 137
1990 1,811,457 65.779% 34.221% 21 173 5.46% 144
1985 1,350,433 65.186% 34.814% 16 178 5.76% 146
1980 1,016,789 69.76% 30.24% 12 185 7.24% 147
1975 531,265 69.414% 30.586% 6 196 15.78% 157
1970 235,434 63.301% 36.699% 2 212 15.59% 170
1965 150,317 58.579% 41.422% 1 219 6.91% 173
1960 92,612 50.032% 49.968% 1 214 8.66% 177
1955 79,566 50.264% 49.736% 221 2.42% 181
1950 69,590 50.681% 49.319% 221 -2.35% 180

United Arab Emirates Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 9,822,014 71.592% 28.408% 117 95 1.27% 91
2025 10,434,235 70.152% 29.848% 124 93 1.08% 90
2030 10,977,456 68.778% 31.222% 131 93 0.96% 87
2035 11,500,285 67.462% 32.538% 137 92 0.88% 87
2040 11,994,711 66.312% 33.688% 143 93 0.77% 87
2045 12,429,693 65.208% 34.792% 148 92 0.63% 88
2050 12,789,108 64.154% 35.846% 152 95 0.48% 87
2055 13,068,170 63.164% 36.836% 156 95 0.36% 88
2060 13,283,214 62.254% 37.746% 158 96 0.28% 88
2065 13,449,038 61.43% 38.57% 160 95 0.21% 87
2070 13,566,968 60.687% 39.313% 162 95 0.12% 86
2075 13,625,008 59.965% 40.035% 162 96 0.03% 88
2080 13,618,646 59.206% 40.794% 162 96 -0.07% 91
2085 13,554,992 58.408% 41.592% 162 96 -0.11% 92
2090 13,480,321 57.631% 42.369% 161 98 -0.1% 92
2095 13,419,214 56.939% 43.061% 160 100 -0.07% 91
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations