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2022 Census: Saudi population stands at 32.2 million,

The overall population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached 32,175,224, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) announced the number of inhabitants, based on the first results of the Kingdom’s 2022 census.

Of the total number, Saudis make up 18.8 million (58.4%), while non-Saudis, 13.4 million, constitute 41.6% of the population.

The census also shows that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a young population, with the median age of 29 and a population of Saudis under 30 making up 63% of the total.

GASTAT will make the census results available on a dedicated website featuring interactive dashboards, easy-to-use interactive maps, reports, tables and charts.

The 2022 census was conducted in May 2022 and is the fifth census in the history of Saudi Arabia. It was originally due to be carried out in 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Bahrain News Agency