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Population growth in Palestine

From 1990 to 2020 the population of Palestine increased from 1.98 m to 4.80 m people. This is a growth by 142.8 percent in 30 years. The highest increase in West Bank was recorded in 1991 with 4.58%. The smallest increase in 2017 with 2.01%.

In the same period, the total population of all countries worldwide increased by 47.0 percent.
Around 77% of the inhabitants live in the country's larger cities. This growing trend of urbanization is increasing by 2.9% annually.

Population growth in worldwide comparison



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Population development in Palestine since 1990

(Data in millions of inhabitants)
YearPopulation
Palestine
ChangeBirthrateDeathratePopulation
World
Change
19912.07 M4.58 %44.9 ‰6.5 ‰5,368 M1.67 %
19922.16 M4.58 %44.5 ‰6.2 ‰5,453 M1.57 %
19932.26 M4.58 %44.1 ‰5.9 ‰5,538 M1.56 %
19942.37 M4.58 %43.8 ‰5.7 ‰5,622 M1.52 %
19952.47 M4.58 %43.4 ‰5.4 ‰5,707 M1.51 %
19962.59 M4.58 %43.1 ‰5.2 ‰5,790 M1.45 %
19972.71 M4.58 %42.7 ‰4.9 ‰5,872 M1.43 %
19982.78 M2.59 %42.1 ‰4.8 ‰5,954 M1.39 %
19992.85 M2.59 %41.4 ‰4.6 ‰6,034 M1.35 %
20002.92 M2.59 %40.9 ‰4.5 ‰6,114 M1.32 %
20013.00 M2.59 %40.2 ‰4.4 ‰6,194 M1.30 %
20023.08 M2.59 %39.6 ‰4.3 ‰6,273 M1.28 %
20033.15 M2.59 %38.8 ‰4.2 ‰6,352 M1.26 %
20043.24 M2.59 %38.1 ‰4.1 ‰6,432 M1.25 %
20053.32 M2.59 %37.3 ‰4.0 ‰6,512 M1.25 %
20063.41 M2.59 %36.7 ‰3.9 ‰6,593 M1.24 %
20073.49 M2.59 %35.9 ‰3.7 ‰6,674 M1.24 %
20083.59 M2.79 %33.9 ‰3.5 ‰6,757 M1.24 %
20093.69 M2.70 %33.8 ‰3.5 ‰6,840 M1.22 %
20103.79 M2.63 %33.6 ‰3.5 ‰6,922 M1.20 %
20113.88 M2.56 %33.3 ‰3.5 ‰7,004 M1.18 %
20123.98 M2.50 %32.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,089 M1.22 %
20134.08 M2.43 %32.5 ‰3.5 ‰7,176 M1.22 %
20144.17 M2.37 %31.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,262 M1.20 %
20154.27 M2.32 %31.2 ‰3.5 ‰7,348 M1.18 %
20164.37 M2.27 %30.6 ‰3.5 ‰7,434 M1.17 %
20174.45 M2.01 %29.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,519 M1.15 %
20184.57 M2.57 %29.3 ‰3.5 ‰7,602 M1.11 %
20194.69 M2.54 %28.7 ‰3.5 ‰7,683 M1.06 %
20204.80 M2.52 %  7,762 M1.02 %



Population growth

Birth- and deathrate in Palestine

Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. The example of the year 2019 in the graph: The population in West Bank increased by about 116,000 inhabitants. In the same year, the death rate was 3.5 per 1000 people (~ 15,800 deaths) and the birth rate was 28.7 per 1000 people (~ 131,000 births). As a result, around 800 inhabitants have to be added by migration from other countries.

Over the past 10 years, the number of average deaths per year was 14,726 in West Bank. The number of births was 132,123 annually.

The development of births and deaths is displayed in the following graph. All data refer to births or deaths per 1000 inhabitants.





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