Western Sahara Population 2018

562,215

Western Sahara has a 2018 population of 567,421 according to the latest estimates from the UN's World Population Prospects.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 46 minutes
One death every 180 minutes
One net migrant every 96 minutes
Net gain of one person every 38 minutes

Western Sahara Population in 2018Source: By Elooas (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Western Sahara Population Pyramid 2018

0k1k2k3k4k5k6kWestern Sahara Male Population0k1k2k3k4k5k6kWestern Sahara Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Western Sahara Median Age

21.1


Total

20.7


Male

21.6


Female

Western Sahara Population by Age

There are 369,498 adults in Western Sahara.

About Western Sahara

Official NameSahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Languages SpokenBerber, Hassaniya, Spanish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude24.5-13
Currencies UsedMorocco Dirham, Algeria Dinar, Mauritania Ouguiya
DemonymSahrawi

Countries Bordering Western Sahara

Algeria
Mauritania
Morocco

Western Sahara Population Density

Western Sahara Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Laayoune196,331
Dakhla75,000
Laayoune Plage10,450

Western Sahara Population Clock

The population of Western Sahara (as of 2/13/2018)?562,215
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)567,421
Births Per Day31
Deaths Per Day8
Net Migrations Per Day 15
Net Change Per Day 38
Population Change Since January 1st1,672

Western Sahara Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 20.302 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 4.918 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 9.936 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 69.86 years
Male Life Expectancy 68.24 years
Female Life Expectancy 71.87 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.415 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.128 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 28.793 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 34.748 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.994 years
Rate of Natural Increase 15.384

Western Sahara Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018567,42152.37%47.63%2.131712.68%
2017552,62852.41%47.59%2.081712.58%
2016538,75552.46%47.54%2.031722.38%
2015526,21652.50%47.50%1.981721.84%
2010480,27452.65%47.35%1.811721.88%
2005437,51552.72%47.28%1.641736.85%
2000314,11852.35%47.65%1.181764.21%
1995255,63451.98%48.02%0.961793.31%
1990217,25852.41%47.59%0.821803.56%
1985182,42153.04%46.96%0.691803.87%
1980150,87753.72%46.27%0.5718215.02%
197574,95453.70%46.30%0.28194-0.50%
197076,87454.80%45.21%0.291928.57%
196550,97054.24%45.75%0.191979.24%
196032,76153.56%46.42%0.122049.15%
195521,14752.18%47.83%0.082078.97%
195013,76649.48%50.49%0.052110.00%

Western Sahara Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020597,33952.28%47.72%2.251700.00%
2025668,02552.06%47.94%2.511682.26%
2030736,68351.84%48.16%2.771681.98%
2035802,43451.62%48.38%3.021671.72%
2040865,07651.40%48.60%3.251661.51%
2045924,85151.18%48.82%3.481661.35%
2050981,52950.99%49.01%3.691661.20%
20551,033,15750.82%49.18%3.881631.03%
20601,079,00650.66%49.34%4.061630.87%
20651,119,27750.54%49.46%4.211620.74%
20701,154,46650.44%49.56%4.341600.62%
20751,185,50850.39%49.61%4.461600.53%
20801,212,91050.37%49.63%4.561600.46%
20851,236,89950.37%49.63%4.651590.39%
20901,257,51550.39%49.61%4.731590.33%
20951,274,39150.41%49.59%4.791590.27%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer