How many people live in Turkey?

How many people live in Turkey?

Turkey sightseeing – how many people live in Turkey

Turkey sightseeing reveal the best and most important places to be seen in Turkey. It also talks about the people that live in Turkey.

The population of Turkey mainly comprises of Turkish people. They make 75% of the total population. It also has Kurdish population that makes up 18%. Of course, there are other ethnic groups that take up the remaining 17% of the total population.

The current population of Turkey is a little over 80 000 000 people. Back in 1960, it was 28 160 000. Since then it’s been increasing gradually.

When talking about the population of a country, it’s important to mention the life expectancy as well. It has also grown from the average 48.27 years in 1960 to 73.94 years in 2011. After that life expectancy

Turkey population 2017

During 2017 Turkey population is projected to increased by 1,359,783 people and reach 82,106,972 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 931,823. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 427,960 due to the migration reasons. Turkey sightseeing – it means that the number of people who move into Turkey (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Turkey population in 2017 will be the following:
• 3,821 live births average per day (159.19 in an hour)
• 1,268 deaths average per day (52.82 in an hour)
• 1,172 immigrants average per day (48.85 in an hour)
The population of Turkey will be increased by 3,725 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Turkey 2016

Turkey sightseeing – As of 1 January 2017, the population of Turkey was estimated to be 80,747,189 people. This is an increase of 1.68 % (1,337,263 people) compared to population of 79,409,926 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 916,391. Due to external migration, the population increased by 420,873. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.995 (995 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Turkey population in 2016:
• 1,371,409 live births
• 455,019 deaths
• Natural increase: 916,391 people
• Net migration: 420,873 people
• 40,268,147 males as of 31 December 2016
• 40,479,042 females as of 31 December 2016

Turkey population density

Turkey population density is 103.1 people per square kilometer (266.9/mi2) as of October 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Turkey divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Turkey. The total area of Turkey is 783,560 km2(302,534 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division.

Turkey sightseeing and Turkey age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Turkey had the following population age distribution:
In absolute figures (estimate):
• 21,456,143 young people under 15 years old ( 10,974,350 males / 10,481,793 females)
• 54,220,930 persons between 15 and 64 years old ( 27,407,211 males / 26,814,527 females)
• 5,070,116 persons above 64 years old ( 2,315,829 males / 2,754,287 females)
We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.
As we can see the Turkey population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

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Comments (4)

  • Nadime Mahmood

    Hi looking for a turkish language Teatcher that can do toghether with a tour guide option
    So I want to learn turkish and want to see the country to see the nice places so would be a teatcher and a
    Tour guide one person that can do both pls
    I feel that could be a quick way to learn the language pls

    • The Guide

      Surely, we can fix a tour guide for you who has the ability to be a teacher as well. Please, send us more information about your interests, dates, hotel range etc. on our contact page!

  • B P Singh

    very informative. We r agroupe of

    Very informativecontent. We are a group of 20 /25 sr citizen and interested in visiting your great country. Can you give us a package tour of 6/7 days budget tour

    • The Guide

      Thank you very much! We appreciate your opinion. We are making your itinerary ready and soon we will send it to your email.

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