SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia population hits 35 million, grows 2.3% in one year

May 31, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The population in Saudi Arabia has totaled 35,013,414 million at the end of Q2, 2020, the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) revealed on Monday.

Saudi Arabia’s population grew by 2.3 percent to 35.01 million last year from 34.22 million in 2019, according to GASTAT preliminary estimates in the middle of 2020.

According to GASTAT numbers, males represent 58 percent of the population (20.23 million) while females represent 42 percent (14.78 million).

The number of males in the Kingdom grew by 2.5 percent in a year with nearly 4,924,000 people, while the growth between the females was about 2.1 percent (3,029,000).

The age groups from 30 to 44 years old have the largest shares of the population, with a total of 30.3 percent, of which 10.9 percent are aged between 35 to 39 years old, and 9.7 percent for each of the two age groups from 30 to 34 years and 40 to 44 years.

This reflects the fact that society in Saudi Arabia is largely youth.

The largest ages group who were the least contributors to the population, where the share of the age group from 70 to 74 years was about 0.8 percent of the population, 0.5 percent for the group from 75 to 79 years, and 0.5 percent for the age group of 80 years and older.


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