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Western Sahara Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Western Sahara Population is increasing
  • Western Sahara Population Density is increasing
  • Western Sahara Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Western Sahara Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Western Sahara population is expected to increase by 8967 people. Western Sahara contributes 0% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Western Sahara is 70.503 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Western Sahara owns 0.00179% of land i.e. 266000 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 75 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Western Sahara Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Western Sahara Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Western Sahara Population (in million) 0.48 0.59 0.73
Western Sahara Global Rank 173rd 171st 169th
Western Sahara Global Population Share 0% 0% 0%
Western Sahara Global Population Density 1.99 2.71 3.07
Western Sahara Global Population Density Rank 112th 114th 116th
Western Sahara Average Life Expectancy 67.37 70.5 72.62
Western Sahara Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 140th 135th 134th
Western Sahara Fertility Rate 2.56 2.33 2.08
Western Sahara Fertility Rate Global Rank 94th 89th 90th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Western Sahara population is expected to increase by 8967 people. 
  • Western Sahara population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis Western Sahara will have more death than births from 2096 and this will impact population growth. 
  • Western Sahara Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 171st-166th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Western Sahara population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 1.08%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Western Sahara is expected to be decreasing. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Western Sahara contributes 0% of world's total population. 

Western Sahara
 Population Fact

Western Sahara
 Total Population Trend

Western Sahara
 Population Growth Rate

Western Sahara
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 0.48 Million 173rd
2020 0.59 Million 171st
2030 0.73 Million 169th
2040 0.86 Million 166th
2050 0.98 Million 166th
2060 1.07 Million 163rd
2070 1.15 Million 160th
2080 1.21 Million 160th
2090 1.25 Million 159th
2100 1.28 Million 158th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 0.48 Million 1.31%
2020 0.59 Million 1.86%
2030 0.73 Million 1.36%
2040 0.86 Million 1%
2050 0.98 Million 0.72%
2060 1.07 Million 0.47%
2070 1.15 Million 0.32%
2080 1.21 Million 0.23%
2090 1.25 Million 0.14%
2100 1.28 Million 0.03%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 0.48 Million 0%
2020 0.59 Million 0%
2030 0.73 Million 0%
2040 0.86 Million 0%
2050 0.98 Million 0.01%
2060 1.07 Million 0.01%
2070 1.15 Million 0.01%
2080 1.21 Million 0.01%
2090 1.25 Million 0.01%
2100 1.28 Million 0.01%

Western-Sahara Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Western Sahara population density is 3.21 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Western Sahara Ranks in range of 114th-122nd in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Western Sahara. 

Western Sahara
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 1.99 112th
2020 2.71 114th
2030 3.07 116th
2040 3.33 118th
2050 3.52 120th
2060 3.43 122nd
2070 3.27 124th
2080 3.07 126th
2090 2.82 128th
2100 2.54 130th

Western-Sahara Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Western Sahara is 70.503 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Western Sahara ranks 135th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Western Sahara
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 67.37 140th
2020 70.5 135th
2030 72.62 134th
2040 74.41 132nd
2050 76.09 129th
2060 77.7 129th
2070 79.28 129th
2080 80.81 129th
2090 82.35 126th
2100 0

Western-Sahara Average Fertility Rate

  • In Western Sahara, Women gives birth to 2.335 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Western Sahara rank is in range of 89th-137th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Western Sahara
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 2.56 94th
2020 2.33 89th
2030 2.08 90th
2040 1.91 99th
2050 1.81 120th
2060 1.76 137th
2070 1.75 144th
2080 1.76 150th
2090 1.77 155th
2100 1.78 158th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Western Sahara population was 13766 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.06%.Currently Western Sahara population is around 480274 and by year 2030 its expected to be 736683 .Western Sahara ranks 173rd when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Western Sahara in 2010 was 67.372, in 2020 its 70.503 and by 2050 it will be 76.098.As mentioned in Highlight's Western Sahara population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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