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Kuwait Population

Kuwait is a country in Western Asia, borders Iraq to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south, maritime border with Iran. Most of the population reside in cities, thirty-one percent of the total population are Kuwaitis and sixty-nine percent of population are foreign nationals from over 100 countries. Kuwait population in 2022 is estimated to be 4.4 million, covers country area of 17,818 sq km (6,880 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-fifty-second country by area and the one-hundred-twenty-eighth most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city Kuwait City, other popular cities are Al Ahmadi, Hawalli, As Salimiyah, Sabah as Salim, Al Farwaniyah and Al Fahahil. Country code is KWT, Population of Kuwait in 2021 is estimated as 4.33 million, Life expectancy of Kuwait is 79.25 years for male and 83.95 years for female. Kuwait nine Islands are Failaka, Bubyan, Miskan, Warbah, Auhah, Um-Almaradim, Um-Alnamil, Kubbar and Garouh. Islam is the official religion of the State of Kuwait.

Below table is the population of Kuwait from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960269,026
1965472,032
1970744,444
19751,021,725
19801,368,680
19851,735,278
19902,095,350
19951,605,907
20002,045,123
20052,270,196
20102,991,884
20153,835,588
20204,270,563

Kuwait population in 1960 is 269,026, by 1970 the population is increased by 475,418 totaling to 744,444, by 1980 the population is increased to 1,368,680, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,095,350 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,095,350. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 2,045,123, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Kuwait increase by 946,761 with a change of 46.29 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 1,278,679 with a change of 42.74 percent and make up to 4,270,563.

Source : worldbank

Kuwait is divided into six Governorates: Al Asimah, the largest governorate is Jahra, Hawalli, Farwaniyah, Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Ahmadi.

GovernorateArea (Sq km)
Ahmadi Governorate5,120
Al-Asimah Governorate175
Farwaniya Governorate204
Hawalli Governorate85
Jahra Governorate12,750
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate104

According to csb, population statistics in 2021 as below:

Age GroupKuwaitiNon-KuwaitiMaleFemalePopulation (2021)
0-131,25418,11825,01224,36049,372
1-4130,34190,950113,964107,327221,291
5-9166,385153,401171,625148,161319,786
10-14144,429157,362166,760135,031301,791
15-19131,980120,323137,373114,930252,303
20-24125,26997,963120,799102,433223,232
25-29118,50082,485110,44190,544200,985
30-24105,227199,583166,953137,857304,810
35-3986,342401,892297,820190,414488,234
40-4472,107448,409345,239175,277520,516
45-4971,364448,340344,745174,959519,704
50-5457,923291,056231,754117,225348,979
55-5948,990194,964161,71382,241243,954
60-6436,852122,136108,47050,518158,988
65-6926,89565,80862,66530,03892,703
70-7416,94229,94329,75217,13346,885
75-7910,64111,53812,7769,40322,179
80+10,5169,78411,5868,71420,300
Total1,391,9572,944,0552,619,4471,716,5654,336,012

Expatriates

Sixty-nine percent of Kuwait population are foreign nationals, most of the foreign nationals are residing in Kuwait City. Expatriates are primarily attracted by the employment opportunities in Kuwait. The below table is the estimates as on 2021:

ExpatriatesPopulation(2021)
Indians1,305,480
Egyptians879,120
Filipinos318,120
Syrians212,520
Pakistanis132,000
Palestinians99,000
Iranians59,400
Africans33000
Indonesians23760
Americans22440
Chinese15840
Turks5280
Britishers7920
Japanese3960
Other Asians132000
Other Arabs110000
Others210000


References

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