2020 Population By Religious Communities In Kuwait
Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country at the northeastern edge of the Arabian peninsula. The country has 17,820 square kilometres (6,880 square miles) of land with a 2019 population estimated at 4.26 million, which includes over one million Kuwaiti’s and more than two million expatriates.
During 2020 Kuwait population is projected to increase by 231,423 people and reach 5,061,799 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 87,575. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 143,849 due to the migration reasons.
In 1521, Kuwait was under Portuguese control. In the late 16th century, the Portuguese built a defensive settlement in Kuwait. In 1613, the town of Kuwait was founded in the present-day location of Kuwait City.
According to the latest biannual release of demographic data, the current population of Kuwait is 4,267,336 as of Sunday, June 14, 2020, based on the latest United Nations data. The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. The median age in Kuwait is 36.8 years.
Expatriates account for about 70% of Kuwait’s population, including 1.1 million Arab expatriates and 1.4 million Asian expatriates. The Kuwait government rarely grants citizenship to foreigners to maintain status quo. Kuwait’s population is difficult to estimate given the number of non-nationals, and preliminary results of the 2011 census showed the population at 3.1 million, including 1.1 million citizens and 2.0 million non-nationals.
Main Cities by Population in Kuwait
According to information released by the Public Authority for Civil Information in 2018, 64 percent of the expatriates are Muslims, 26 percent are Christians, and 10 percent are of non-monotheistic religions.
Approximately 5% of the expatriate Muslims in Kuwait are Shiites. Buddhists and Hindus make up half of the adherents of non-monotheistic religions. Unofficial estimates indicate that there are approximately 250,000 Hindus in Kuwait, 25,000 Bohra Muslims, 10,000-12,000 Sikhs, 7,000 Druze, and 400 Bahais.
The ethnic groups in Kuwait are Kuwaiti 30.4%, other Arab 27.4%, Asian 40.3%, African 1%, other .9% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2018 est.)
In the latest reports, Kuwait’s Unemployment Rate dropped to 1.2 % in Jun 2017. The country’s Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 68.6 % in Dec 2018.
Components of Population Change
|One birth every 8 minutes|
|One death every 42 minutes|
|One net migrant every 28 minutes|
|Net gain of one person every 7 minutes|
According to our estimates 3,444,339 persons or 96.13% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Kuwait are able to read and write. Accordingly about 138,496 adults are illiterate. Youth literacy rates are 99.58% and 99.49% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.54%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.