Eritrea - Population

Population, total

The value for Population, total in Eritrea was 5,415,280 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,415,280 in 2011 and a minimum value of 1,423,599 in 1960.

Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 1,423,599
1961 1,459,988
1962 1,497,855
1963 1,537,105
1964 1,577,613
1965 1,619,301
1966 1,662,247
1967 1,706,539
1968 1,752,123
1969 1,798,934
1970 1,847,000
1971 1,896,028
1972 1,946,213
1973 1,998,632
1974 2,054,727
1975 2,115,400
1976 2,181,178
1977 2,251,397
1978 2,324,290
1979 2,397,387
1980 2,468,902
1981 2,537,333
1982 2,602,966
1983 2,667,868
1984 2,735,121
1985 2,806,456
1986 2,884,388
1987 2,967,048
1988 3,046,674
1989 3,112,654
1990 3,158,295
1991 3,180,430
1992 3,184,019
1993 3,180,541
1994 3,186,063
1995 3,212,503
1996 3,263,016
1997 3,335,157
1998 3,428,264
1999 3,539,885
2000 3,667,576
2001 3,812,473
2002 3,973,973
2003 4,145,500
2004 4,318,343
2005 4,486,155
2006 4,645,837
2007 4,798,561
2008 4,947,521
2009 5,097,998
2010 5,253,676
2011 5,415,280

Population, female (% of total)

Population, female (% of total) in Eritrea was 50.71 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 51.22 in 1995, while its lowest value was 50.23 in 1973.

Definition: Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 50.39
1961 50.39
1962 50.39
1963 50.39
1964 50.39
1965 50.38
1966 50.37
1967 50.35
1968 50.34
1969 50.32
1970 50.30
1971 50.27
1972 50.25
1973 50.23
1974 50.24
1975 50.28
1976 50.36
1977 50.46
1978 50.57
1979 50.67
1980 50.75
1981 50.81
1982 50.86
1983 50.89
1984 50.91
1985 50.93
1986 50.93
1987 50.93
1988 50.92
1989 50.93
1990 50.96
1991 51.00
1992 51.07
1993 51.14
1994 51.20
1995 51.22
1996 51.22
1997 51.19
1998 51.14
1999 51.09
2000 51.05
2001 51.02
2002 50.99
2003 50.97
2004 50.95
2005 50.92
2006 50.89
2007 50.85
2008 50.82
2009 50.78
2010 50.75
2011 50.71

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population