Sharjah Population 2021

1,736,799
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Sharjah's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,736,799. In 1950, the population of Sharjah was 2,000. Sharjah has grown by 52,150 since 2015, which represents a 3.10% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Sharjah, which typically includes Sharjah's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Sharjah is a city that is located in the United Arab Emirates. It is a part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metro area. The city is the third largest in the country, both by population and by area. Sharjah is also the capital of the Sharjah emirate.

The population of the city is 1,400,000.

Sharjah Population Demographics

According to a census by the Department of Statistics and Community Development, the population is made up of over 175,000 Emiratis, while there are more than 1.2 million expatriates living in Sharjah. For Emiratis, the population of females outnumbers males. However, there are significantly more male expatriates than females.

Breaking down the population by age group shows that the largest group is in the 20 to 39 demographic, which makes up over 769,000 people. There are over 57,000 full-time students living in Sharjah.

There are approximately 40,000 people that are unemployed. Most people within the city work for the private sector, but approximately 75,000 work jobs for local or federal governments.

The official language is Arabic, but English is another language that is spoken throughout the city. There are other languages also spoken in Sharjah, including Hindi and Urdu. The majority of residents follow the Islam religion.

Sharjah Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,197,2001.20%26,005
20342,171,1951.22%26,110
20332,145,0851.24%26,314
20322,118,7711.27%26,663
20312,092,1081.32%27,286
20302,064,8221.38%28,108
20292,036,7141.45%29,179
20282,007,5351.55%30,561
20271,976,9741.66%32,353
20261,944,6211.82%34,693
20251,909,9282.02%37,729
20241,872,1992.26%41,341
20231,830,8582.53%45,174
20221,785,6842.81%48,885
20211,736,7993.10%52,150
20201,684,6493.42%55,717
20191,628,9323.70%58,083
20181,570,8497.21%105,646
20171,465,2037.21%98,540
20161,366,6637.21%91,914
20151,274,7497.21%85,732
20141,189,0177.21%79,965
20131,109,0527.20%74,489
20121,034,5637.22%69,670
2011964,8937.21%64,893
2010900,0005.66%48,186
2009851,8145.65%45,545
2008806,2695.66%43,226
2007763,0435.66%40,854
2006722,1896.74%45,571
2005676,6188.15%51,005
2004625,6138.18%47,285
2003578,3288.16%43,653
2002534,6758.16%40,359
2001494,3168.15%37,262
2000457,0548.18%34,545
1999422,5098.16%31,892
1998390,6178.16%29,485
1997361,1328.15%27,222
1996333,9107.31%22,741
1995311,1696.30%18,437
1994292,7326.30%17,344
1993275,3886.29%16,295
1992259,0936.31%15,372
1991243,7216.30%14,441
1990229,2806.30%13,585
1989215,6956.29%12,763
1988202,9326.31%12,040
1987190,8926.30%11,311
1986179,5816.52%10,987
1985168,5946.76%10,679
1984157,9156.78%10,029
1983147,8866.77%9,379
1982138,5076.77%8,785
1981129,72211.21%13,080
1980116,64216.80%16,775
197999,86716.77%14,344
197885,52316.77%12,284
197773,23916.75%10,506
197662,73315.51%8,422
197554,31114.22%6,760
197447,55114.21%5,918
197341,63314.19%5,175
197236,45814.23%4,543
197131,91514.21%3,972
197027,94314.22%3,478
196924,46514.19%3,041
196821,42414.14%2,654
196718,77014.08%2,316
196616,45414.08%2,031
196514,42314.05%1,777
196412,64614.10%1,563
196311,08314.08%1,368
19629,71514.08%1,199
19618,51614.05%1,049
19607,46714.10%923
19596,54414.09%808
19585,73614.06%707
19575,02914.06%620
19564,40914.10%545
19553,86414.08%477
19543,38714.08%418
19532,96914.06%366
19522,60314.07%321
19512,28214.10%282
19502,0000.00%

Sharjah Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Dubai2,921,3761.50%
Sharjah1,736,7993.10%
Abu Dhabi1,511,7681.95%
Al Ain622,6751.93%
Ajman398,5941.67%

Other Cities in United Arab Emirates

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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