Demographics of Libya

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date12 May 2024

There are 3.52 million males and 3.44 million females in Libya. The percentage of the male population is 50.54%, compared to 49.46% of the female population. Libya has 76k more males than females. The sex ratio in Libya in 2024 will be 102.198 males per 100 females. Libya is in the 194th position in terms of the female-to-male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Libya population

Year Population Growth (%)
19501,130,6770.96
19551,225,6872.59
19601,426,9863.47
19651,700,0722.45
19701,909,1772.51
19752,291,8415.19
19802,962,7204.98
19853,684,3133.20
19904,236,9832.50
19954,733,0631.89
20005,154,7902.27
20055,837,9862.61
20106,491,9882.05
20156,192,2351.46
20206,653,9421.26
20216,735,2771.17
20226,812,3411.10
20236,888,3881.11
20246,964,1971.07
  • Total
  • Crude

Libya death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195036,02153,25631.77146.972
195538,30559,74031.37648.934
196036,90171,66325.98550.463
196532,42888,68118.98651.922
197025,91688,95113.52046.404
197521,29496,6879.37842.581
198020,192113,1546.87838.545
198520,313126,4015.52134.357
199019,750124,8694.66329.479
199519,879114,3434.19824.148
200024,081108,9124.68621.195
200526,357137,5814.53023.648
201029,280152,9004.51223.562
201533,624131,4295.42721.214
202037,248121,7775.59818.302
202140,532120,0726.01817.828
202240,561117,8465.95417.298
202337,607116,4115.45916.898
202438,328115,1495.50316.533
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Libya

Year Population Urban (%)
UrbanRural
1950219,815904,70019.547
1955289,027956,33123.208
1960395,7541,052,66327.323
1965583,5411,149,76533.666
19701,059,7371,073,78949.671
19751,660,757984,38262.785
19802,256,637962,82970.094
19852,922,777951,00475.450
19903,359,5791,077,08275.723
19953,760,7871,188,01175.994
20004,091,1031,264,64876.387
20054,465,0291,327,65977.080
20104,815,1541,353,98678.052
20154,942,4791,292,47679.270
20205,375,7711,286,40280.691
20215,463,5981,282,07580.994
20225,547,0991,275,75381.302
20235,626,5651,268,20381.606
20245,703,8711,259,96981.907
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Libya population by Age Group (2024)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 302,341 286,600 588,941 8.46 105.492
05-09 324,092 307,442 631,534 9.07 105.416
10-14 342,966 324,924 667,890 9.59 105.553
15-19 340,437 320,661 661,098 9.49 106.167
20-24 304,274 293,469 597,743 8.58 103.682
25-29 269,942 261,455 531,397 7.63 103.246
30-34 242,752 231,038 473,791 6.80 105.070
35-39 242,313 232,774 475,087 6.82 104.098
40-44 258,568 248,162 506,731 7.28 104.193
45-49 252,525 246,899 499,425 7.17 102.279
50-54 215,696 213,841 429,538 6.17 100.867
55-59 155,559 163,202 318,761 4.58 95.317
60-64 108,485 115,482 223,967 3.22 93.941
65-69 64,082 71,558 135,640 1.95 89.553
70-74 42,127 53,212 95,340 1.37 79.168
75-79 27,508 37,342 64,849 0.93 73.665
80-84 17,710 21,614 39,325 0.56 81.938
85-89 6,702 10,539 17,241 0.25 63.592
90-94 1,620 3,365 4,985 0.07 48.143
95-99 229 615 844 0.01 37.236
100+ 16 55 71 0.00 29.091
Total 3,519,944 3,444,249 6,964,198 102.198