How Many People Live in United Arab Emirates Right Now?
You might be surprised to find out that the number is very close to 10 million, precisely 9,770,811, according to the 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects which is the twenty-fourth round of official United Nations population estimates.
The UAE population is very diverse – only 13% are UAE nationals with the majority of the population expatriates. The UAE has the highest net migration rate in the world at 21.71, as any expatriate is allowed to apply for UAE citizenship after living in the country for twenty years, assuming they have not been convicted of a crime and speak Arabic. The UAE also has the second highest gender imbalance in the world behind Qatar with a male/female ratio of 2.2, or 2.75 for the 15-65 age group.
The largest group of non-UAE nationals are South Asian (58%), followed by other Asians (17%) and Western expatriates (8.5%). There is an increasing presence of Europeans, particularly in cities like Dubai. Dubai is the largest city with a population of 1.78 million. Interestingly, Dubai is often misperceived as a country or a city-state. Sometimes, all of the UAE is described simply as “Dubai,” which shows just how influential and well-known the city has become.
|What is the population of United Arab Emirates (as of September 8, 2015)?||9,770,811|
|Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015)||9,577,128|
|Births Per Day||1,537|
|Deaths Per Day||152|
|Net Migrations Per Day||1,422|
|Net Change Per Day||2,807|
|Population Change Since January 1st||701,750|
Net Increase of 1 person every 31 seconds
United Arab Emirates Population Indicators
|Median (Average) Age||31.39 years||71st|
|Crude Birth Rate||11.122 births/thousand||159th|
|Crude Death Rate||1.103 deaths/thousand||191st|
|Crude Net Migration Rate||10.288 people/thousand||2nd|
|Life Expectancy (Both Sexes)||77.61 years||50th|
|Life Expectancy (Male)||76.91 years||42nd|
|Life Expectancy (Female)||78.92 years||64th|
|Total Fertility Rate||1.728 children/woman||148th|
|Net Reproduction Rate||0.837 surviving daughters/woman||143rd|
|Sex Ratio At Birth||1.045 males per female||136th|
|Infant Mortality Rate||4.946 deaths/1,000 live births||150th|
|Under Five Mortality||5.812 deaths/thousand||152nd|
|Mean Age at Childbearing||27.026 years||171st|