Eritrea - Population

Population, total

The value for Population, total in Eritrea was 5,228,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,228,000 in 2015 and a minimum value of 1,407,631 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) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.

See also:

Year Value
1960 1,407,631
1961 1,441,297
1962 1,476,321
1963 1,512,671
1964 1,550,297
1965 1,589,187
1966 1,629,333
1967 1,670,821
1968 1,713,846
1969 1,758,668
1970 1,805,480
1971 1,854,395
1972 1,905,406
1973 1,958,444
1974 2,013,382
1975 2,070,145
1976 2,128,597
1977 2,188,806
1978 2,251,129
1979 2,316,054
1980 2,383,858
1981 2,453,689
1982 2,525,005
1983 2,598,626
1984 2,675,717
1985 2,756,493
1986 2,843,141
1987 2,933,871
1988 3,020,278
1989 3,091,083
1990 3,139,083
1991 3,160,644
1992 3,160,617
1993 3,150,811
1994 3,147,871
1995 3,164,095
1996 3,202,598
1997 3,260,612
1998 3,337,227
1999 3,429,656
2000 3,535,156
2001 3,655,006
2002 3,788,532
2003 3,928,408
2004 4,064,958
2005 4,191,273
2006 4,304,440
2007 4,406,299
2008 4,500,638
2009 4,593,549
2010 4,689,664
2011 4,789,568
2012 4,892,233
2013 4,998,824
2014 5,110,444
2015 5,228,000

Population, female (% of total)

Population, female (% of total) in Eritrea was 49.91 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 55 years was 50.60 in 1972, while its lowest value was 49.91 in 2015.

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: World Bank staff estimates based on male/female distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 50.55
1961 50.55
1962 50.54
1963 50.54
1964 50.54
1965 50.54
1966 50.55
1967 50.56
1968 50.57
1969 50.58
1970 50.59
1971 50.59
1972 50.60
1973 50.60
1974 50.59
1975 50.58
1976 50.57
1977 50.55
1978 50.53
1979 50.51
1980 50.49
1981 50.48
1982 50.46
1983 50.44
1984 50.43
1985 50.41
1986 50.40
1987 50.38
1988 50.37
1989 50.36
1990 50.35
1991 50.35
1992 50.35
1993 50.35
1994 50.35
1995 50.35
1996 50.34
1997 50.32
1998 50.31
1999 50.28
2000 50.26
2001 50.24
2002 50.21
2003 50.18
2004 50.15
2005 50.13
2006 50.11
2007 50.09
2008 50.07
2009 50.05
2010 50.02
2011 50.00
2012 49.98
2013 49.95
2014 49.93
2015 49.91

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population