Yemen Population 2016

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

Yemen is an Arab country on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula and the second-largest country in the region with a 2,000 kilometer coastline. It's also one of the oldest civilization centers in the Near East, and the first country in the Arabian peninsula to give women the right to vote. It's estimated that the 2014 population of Yemen is 25.5 million, up from 2013's estimate of 23.88 million.

Yemen is one of the least developed countries in the world with the vast majority of its population in rural and tribal areas, and it's seen many conflicts and civil wars in recent history. The population is more than 5x larger than its 1950 population of 4.3 million, and Yemen has a young population as well, with almost half of its people under 15. Yemen has the 30th highest fertility rate in the world at 4.45 children per woman.

Most Yemenis are of Arab origin, as most minorities left when the former states of north and south Yemen were established. The country remains, for the most part, a tribal society with about 400 Zaydi tribes in the northern region and hereditary caste groups in urban areas, most notably Al-Akhdam.

There are 10-30,000 Turkish people still living in Yemen after their arrival with the Ottoman colonization, and there's a rather large community of Yemenite Jews. There are also large groups of Indonesians, Malaysians, and Singaporeans of Arab descent. Yemen hosts about 160,000 refugees and asylum seekers as well, mostly from Somalia, Iraq, Ethiopia and, more recently, Syria.

Yemen  Population in 2016 Source: ai@ce

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

Yemen Population Growth

Yemen is rapidly growing due to its high fertility rate and it's expected to reach 60 million people by 2050.

Yemen Population Density

About Yemen

Official Name Republic of Yemen
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders OMN, SAU
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 15,48
Currencies Used YER

Yemen Population Clock

What is the population of Yemen (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 472
Deaths Per Day 102
Net Migrations Per Day -110
Net Change Per Day 260
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Yemen Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 31.356 births/thousand 43rd
Crude Death Rate 6.752 deaths/thousand 127th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.407 people/thousand 140th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 64.25 years 163rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 62.867 years 158th
Life Expectancy (Female) 65.652 years 163rd
Total Fertility Rate 3.933 children/woman 43rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.658 surviving daughters/woman 45th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 49.855 deaths/1,000 live births 30th
Under Five Mortality 67.805 deaths/thousand 36th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.783 years 81st
Rate of Natural Increase 23.898 38th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 13.471% 159th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 14.042% 153rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 12.871% 162nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 27.671% 159th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 30.064% 153rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 25.392% 162nd
Crude Suicide Rate 3.1 suicides/thousand 136th
Median Age (Total) 19.2 years 188th
Median Age (Female) 19.3 years 191st
Median Age (Male) 19.1 years 185th

Yemen Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 27,477,600 50.502% 49.498% 52 150 2.31% 49
2015 26,832,215 50.511% 49.489% 50 153 2.38% 49
2010 23,591,972 50.516% 49.484% 44 158 2.69% 50
2005 20,504,385 50.506% 49.494% 38 162 2.83% 52
2000 17,795,218 50.582% 49.418% 33 163 2.83% 54
1995 15,266,146 50.708% 49.292% 28 167 3.66% 56
1990 11,961,098 49.527% 50.473% 22 170 4.98% 60
1985 9,774,242 49.235% 50.765% 18 173 3.81% 68
1980 8,059,380 48.922% 51.078% 15 175 3.78% 72
1975 6,793,979 48.664% 51.336% 12 181 2.91% 74
1970 6,156,234 49.272% 50.728% 11 177 1.72% 73
1965 5,619,170 49.84% 50.16% 10 177 1.79% 72
1960 5,166,311 50.056% 49.944% 9 175 1.64% 72
1955 4,767,589 50.273% 49.727% 9 169 1.59% 72
1950 4,402,320 50.491% 49.509% 8 169 1.62% 71

Yemen Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 30,029,557 50.451% 49.549% 56 151 2.08% 49
2025 33,181,104 50.403% 49.597% 62 149 1.89% 49
2030 36,335,046 50.395% 49.605% 68 150 1.69% 47
2035 39,361,385 50.384% 49.616% 74 146 1.48% 45
2040 42,211,015 50.358% 49.642% 79 146 1.28% 44
2045 44,839,192 50.31% 49.69% 84 143 1.09% 42
2050 47,170,018 50.233% 49.767% 89 139 0.89% 43
2055 49,126,122 50.131% 49.869% 93 135 0.69% 44
2060 50,656,907 50.016% 49.984% 95 131 0.5% 46
2065 51,754,708 49.896% 50.104% 98 125 0.33% 46
2070 52,442,597 49.776% 50.224% 99 124 0.18% 45
2075 52,794,732 49.674% 50.326% 99 125 0.06% 45
2080 52,851,435 49.578% 50.422% 100 124 -0.04% 45
2085 52,661,109 49.485% 50.515% 99 126 -0.13% 46
2090 52,243,676 49.395% 50.605% 98 128 -0.21% 47
2095 51,616,865 49.321% 50.679% 97 127 -0.28% 47
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations