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General

The population of Saudi Arabia in 2005 was estimated by the United Nations at 24,573,000, which placed it at number 46 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In 2005, approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 37% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 117 males for every 100 females in the country. According to the UN, the annual population rate of change for 2005-10 was expected to be 2.7%, a rate the government viewed as satisfactory. The projected population for the year 2025 was 37,160,000. The overall population density was 12 per km² (30 per mi²), but much of the population is concentrated on the coasts or internal oases; desert regions are largely uninhabited.

The UN estimated that 86% of the population lived in urban areas in 2005 and that urban areas were growing at an annual rate of 2.95%. The capital city, Riyadh (Ar-Riyad), had a population of 5,126,000 in that year. Estimates of the population in other major metropolitan areas were as follows: Jeddah, the principal port, 3,807,000; and Mecca (Makkah), containing Islam's holiest shrine, 1,529,000. Other major cities include Medina (Al-Madinah), the second-holiest city of Islam, 1,044,000; Ad Dammam, 920,000; Aţ Taif, 416,121; and Al Hufuf, 225,847.

Overview

Population : 26,534,504 (July 2012 est.)

note: includes 5,576,076 non-nationals
Age structure : 0-14 years: 29.4% (male 3,939,377/female 3,754,020)

15-64 years: 67.6% (male 9,980,253/female 7,685,328)

65 years and over: 3% (male 404,269/female 368,456) (2011 est.)
Median age : total: 25.7 years

male: 26.7 years

female: 24.4 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate : 1.523% (2012 est.)
Birth rate : 19.19 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Death rate : 3.32 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
Net migration rate : -0.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Urbanisation : urban population: 82% of total population (2010)

rate of urbanisation: 2.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population : Riyadh (capital) 4.725 million; Jeddah 3.234 million; Mecca 1.484 million; Medina 1.104 million; Ad Dammam 902,000 (2009)
Sex ratio : at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.29 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.08 male(s)/female

total population: 1.21 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
Maternal mortality rate : 24 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Infant mortality rate : total: 15.61 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 17.92 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 13.19 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth : total population: 74.35 years

male: 72.37 years

female: 76.42 years (2012 est.)
Total fertility rate : 2.26 children born/woman (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate : 0.01% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS : NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths : NA
Obesity - adult prevalence rate : 35.6% (2000)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight : 5.3% (2005)
Health expenditures : 5% of GDP (2009)
Physicians density : 0.939 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density : 2.2 beds/1,000 population (2008)
Nationality : noun: Saudi(s)

adjective: Saudi or Saudi Arabian
Ethnic groups : Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Religions : Muslim (official) 100%
Languages : Arabic (official)
Literacy : definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 86.6%

male: 90.4%

female: 81.3% (2010 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) : total: 14 years

male: 14 years

female: 13 years (2009)
Education expenditures : 5.6% of GDP (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 : total: 28.2%

male: 23.6%

female: 45.8% (2008)

 

 

 
 

 



 


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