Yemenis Population Distribution Statistics

The population distribution in Yemen is predominantly rural, with approximately 70% of the population residing in rural areas and the remaining 30% living in urban centers.

In this post, we will explore the latest statistics on Yemen’s population distribution, shedding light on key demographic trends and challenges facing the country. From the number of internally displaced children to the urban-rural divide and educational disparities, these figures paint a detailed picture of Yemen’s population dynamics as of mid-2020.

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"As of mid-2020, Yemen's estimated population is 29.83 million,"

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"Approximately 34.6% of Yemenis live in urban areas,"

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"The capital city, Sana'a holds about 1.938 million people,"

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"Approximately 65.4% of the population in Yemen is rural,"

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"About 40% of Yemeni population is under the age of 14,"

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"55.5% of Yemeni population is between 15-64 years old,"

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"Only about 4.5% of the population is above the age of 65,"

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"Approximately 1.2 million people internally displaced in Yemen are children,"

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"Yemen is experiencing one of the world's most severe humanitarian crises with 24.1 million people in need,"

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"Yemen has a population density of 53.5 people per square kilometer,"

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"Yemen's sex ratio is approximately 1.02 male(s) per 1 female,"

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"The median age in Yemen is 20.3 years,"

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"Approximately 9.8% of the population lives in the Governorate of Ta‘izz,"

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"Approximately 8.7% of Yemen's population lives in the Governorate of Sana'a,"

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"Around 4.9% of Yemen's population lives in the Aden Governorate,"

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"Yemen's aging population (60 and above) is projected to reach 5% by 2035,"

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"Projections indicate a doubling of Yemen's population to nearly 60 million individuals by 2050,"

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"About 50% of the population is illiterate, with higher rates among women,"

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"The gross enrolment ratio in primary education was 79.2% in 2019,"

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"About 2 million children are out of school in Yemen, representing about 27% of children aged 6-11,"

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Overall, the statistics paint a complex picture of Yemen’s population distribution and demographics, reflecting a country facing significant challenges. With a large proportion of the population living in rural areas and a high percentage of children, particularly under the age of 14, the country’s future development and well-being will heavily rely on addressing issues such as education, displacement, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The projections for population growth highlight the impending need for sustainable solutions to support the increasing population, especially in urban areas like the capital city, while also considering the unique needs of marginalized groups such as the elderly and women with higher illiteracy rates. As we look ahead, it is evident that addressing these demographic trends and socio-economic disparities will be pivotal in shaping Yemen’s future trajectory.

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