Population of Yemen 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Yemen is 29,884,405, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||2.04%|
|Birth rate||28.40 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||64.47 years|
|Men life expectancy||62.39 years|
|Women life expectancy||66.65 years|
|65 years and above||2.80%|
|Median age||18.90 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.03|
|Population density||56.60 residents per km²|
|mainly Arabs, but also Afro-Arabs, South Asians, Europeans|
|Muslims including Shaf’i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi’a), as well as Jews, Christians and Hindus in small numbers|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.463|
|HDI ranking||177th out of 194|
People in Yemen
The population in Yemen is growing steadily. Many people are very young, almost half of them are under 15 years of age. On average, every woman has 3.91 children, which is a lot. Most of the residents are Arabs. A few Bedouins who roam the country with their herds of cattle also live in Yemen. There are also always refugees, for example from Somalia. Many people try to save themselves in boats in Yemen. In Yemen they mostly live in camps. In addition, there are now many refugees from their own country who are referred to as internally displaced persons.
34 out of 100 people live in cities. More and more people are moving from the countryside to the city in the hope of finding better living conditions there.
Languages in Yemen
Standard Arabic is used as the language. But there are also different dialects, such as that of the Bedouins, and also languages from the south of Arabia. English is mostly taught as a foreign language. However, only a few and more educated people in the big cities speak this.
Religions in Yemen
Most of the people in Yemen are Muslim and the majority of them are Sunnis. But not a few, more than 30 out of 100, are also Shiites. The Islam is the state religion in Yemen. Officially there is such a thing as freedom of belief, but this is not implemented everywhere.