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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 Palestine 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 46.8 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 ‰5,369 M1.66 %
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 ‰5,623 M1.52 %
19952.47 M4.58 %43.4 ‰5.4 ‰5,708 M1.51 %
19962.59 M4.58 %43.1 ‰5.2 ‰5,790 M1.45 %
19972.71 M4.58 %42.7 ‰4.9 ‰5,873 M1.43 %
19982.78 M2.59 %42.1 ‰4.8 ‰5,955 M1.39 %
19992.85 M2.59 %41.4 ‰4.6 ‰6,035 M1.35 %
20002.92 M2.59 %40.9 ‰4.5 ‰6,115 M1.32 %
20013.00 M2.59 %40.2 ‰4.4 ‰6,194 M1.30 %
20023.08 M2.59 %39.6 ‰4.3 ‰6,274 M1.28 %
20033.15 M2.59 %38.8 ‰4.2 ‰6,353 M1.26 %
20043.24 M2.59 %38.1 ‰4.1 ‰6,432 M1.25 %
20053.32 M2.59 %37.3 ‰4.0 ‰6,513 M1.25 %
20063.41 M2.59 %36.7 ‰3.9 ‰6,594 M1.24 %
20073.49 M2.59 %35.9 ‰3.7 ‰6,675 M1.24 %
20083.59 M2.79 %33.8 ‰3.6 ‰6,758 M1.24 %
20093.69 M2.70 %33.8 ‰3.5 ‰6,841 M1.22 %
20103.79 M2.63 %33.6 ‰3.5 ‰6,922 M1.19 %
20113.88 M2.56 %33.3 ‰3.5 ‰7,003 M1.17 %
20123.98 M2.50 %32.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,086 M1.18 %
20134.08 M2.43 %32.5 ‰3.5 ‰7,170 M1.18 %
20144.17 M2.37 %31.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,254 M1.18 %
20154.27 M2.32 %31.2 ‰3.5 ‰7,339 M1.17 %
20164.37 M2.27 %30.6 ‰3.5 ‰7,424 M1.16 %
20174.45 M2.01 %29.9 ‰3.5 ‰7,509 M1.14 %
20184.57 M2.57 %29.3 ‰3.5 ‰7,592 M1.11 %
20194.69 M2.54 %28.7 ‰3.5 ‰7,673 M1.07 %
20204.80 M2.52 %  7,753 M1.04 %


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 Palestine 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 Palestine. 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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