Sharjah, UAE Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sharjah, UAE metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sharjah in 2020 is 1,685,000, a 3.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sharjah in 2019 was 1,629,000, a 3.69% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sharjah in 2018 was 1,571,000, a 7.24% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sharjah in 2017 was 1,465,000, a 7.17% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UAE
City Name Population
Dubai 2,878,000
Sharjah 1,685,000
Abu Dhabi 1,483,000
Al-Ain 611,000
Ajman 392,000
Sharjah - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,685,000 3.44%
2019 1,629,000 3.69%
2018 1,571,000 7.24%
2017 1,465,000 7.17%
2016 1,367,000 7.22%
2015 1,275,000 7.23%
2014 1,189,000 7.21%
2013 1,109,000 7.15%
2012 1,035,000 7.25%
2011 965,000 7.22%
2010 900,000 5.63%
2009 852,000 5.71%
2008 806,000 5.64%
2007 763,000 5.68%
2006 722,000 6.65%
2005 677,000 8.15%
2004 626,000 8.30%
2003 578,000 8.04%
2002 535,000 8.30%
2001 494,000 8.10%
2000 457,000 8.04%
1999 423,000 8.18%
1998 391,000 8.31%
1997 361,000 8.08%
1996 334,000 7.40%
1995 311,000 6.14%
1994 293,000 6.55%
1993 275,000 6.18%
1992 259,000 6.15%
1991 244,000 6.55%
1990 229,000 6.02%
1989 216,000 6.40%
1988 203,000 6.28%
1987 191,000 6.11%
1986 180,000 6.51%
1985 169,000 6.96%
1984 158,000 6.76%
1983 148,000 6.47%
1982 139,000 6.92%
1981 130,000 11.11%
1980 117,000 17.00%
1979 100,000 16.28%
1978 86,000 17.81%
1977 73,000 15.87%
1976 63,000 16.67%
1975 54,000 12.50%
1974 48,000 14.29%
1973 42,000 16.67%
1972 36,000 12.50%
1971 32,000 14.29%
1970 28,000 16.67%
1969 24,000 14.29%
1968 21,000 10.53%
1967 19,000 18.75%
1966 16,000 14.29%
1965 14,000 7.69%
1964 13,000 18.18%
1963 11,000 10.00%
1962 10,000 11.11%
1961 9,000 28.57%
1960 7,000 0.00%
1959 7,000 16.67%
1958 6,000 20.00%
1957 5,000 25.00%
1956 4,000 0.00%
1955 4,000 33.33%
1954 3,000 0.00%
1953 3,000 0.00%
1952 3,000 50.00%
1951 2,000 0.00%
1950 2,000 0.00%