Syrian Arab Republic population 20,285,178 (live)

The population of Syrian Arab Republic is expected to grow by 662,000 in 2021 and reach 20,466,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 556,000 people yearly. The population density of Syrian Arab Republic has changed from 48.6 in 1980 to 100.7 in 2019.

Current population 20,285,178 people at present (Sunday 17th of October 2021)
Median Age 27.0 years
Population density 106.7 per km2
Population of Syrian Arab Republic from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 19,586,000 662,000 (3.4%) 556,000 27.0 107 11,774,000 (60.1%)
2020 18,924,000 425,000 (2.3%) 556,000 26.7 2.73 103 11,298,000 (59.7%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -248,000 26.4 2.77 101 10,968,000 (59.3%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -248,000 26.1 2.82 100 10,765,000 (58.9%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -248,000 25.8 2.87 100 10,682,000 (58.5%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -248,000 25.5 2.92 100 10,700,905 (58.1%)
2015 18,734,987 -468,103 (-2.5%) -248,000 25.2 2.97 102 10,801,844 (57.7%)
2010 21,018,834 193,941 (0.9%) -831,579 24.7 3.21 114 11,702,656 (55.7%)
2005 18,294,611 487,973 (2.7%) 74,000 23.5 3.56 100 9,839,391 (53.8%)
2000 16,410,848 394,756 (2.4%) -75,982 22.7 4.04 89 8,524,943 (51.9%)
1995 14,345,492 395,795 (2.8%) -26,000 21.8 4.51 78 7,187,665 (50.1%)
1990 12,446,171 365,727 (2.9%) -14,000 21.0 5.31 68 6,090,036 (48.9%)
1985 10,648,632 355,583 (3.3%) -29,300 20.7 6.36 58 5,099,736 (47.9%)
1980 8,930,774 305,084 (3.4%) -17,400 20.7 7.09 49 4,171,386 (46.7%)
1975 7,535,714 252,537 (3.4%) -32,334 21.0 7.47 41 3,395,668 (45.1%)
1970 6,350,541 211,493 (3.3%) -16,300 21.4 7.57 35 2,752,642 (43.3%)
1965 5,373,137 172,801 (3.2%) -3,200 21.9 7.56 29 2,149,577 (40.0%)
1960 4,573,512 148,384 (3.1%) -3,200 22.5 7.47 25 1,683,373 (36.8%)

In 2020 the population of Syrian Arab Republic was 18,924,000 and the average age increased from 22.5 in 1960 to 26.7. Urban population has increased from 8,524,943 (51.9%) in 2000 to 11,774,000 (60.1%) in the current year. The population density of Syrian Arab Republic has changed from 48.6 in 1980 to 100.7 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 556,000 26.7 2.73 103 11,298,000 (59.7%)
2025 23,411,000 923,000 (3.9%) 240,000 28.2 2.54 128 14,462,000 (61.8%)
2030 26,608,000 535,000 (2.0%) 46,000 29.7 2.37 145 16,986,000 (63.8%)
2035 28,885,000 412,000 (1.4%) -10,000 31.1 2.23 157 19,017,000 (65.8%)
2040 30,799,000 366,000 (1.2%) -10,000 32.5 2.12 168 20,878,000 (67.8%)
2045 32,525,000 328,000 (1.0%) -10,000 34.0 2.02 177 22,662,000 (69.7%)
2050 34,021,000 281,000 (0.8%) -10,000 35.4 1.93 185 24,325,000 (71.5%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 81.0 (79.0 years for male and 83.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 185.3 people per square kilometer.

Syrian Arab Republic demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 3.50% (425,000 residents, including 89,761 deaths). The demographics of Syrian Arab Republic constitutes of 9,737,000 women and 9,849,000 men, which means there are 1,012 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 45.1% of population (8,835,245) is 19 or younger, 49.9% of population (9,779,290) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.0% of population (975,383) is over 65.

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