Sharjah, UAE Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sharjah, UAE metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sharjah in 2019 is 1,629,000, a 3.69% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sharjah in 2018 was 1,571,000, a 7.24% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sharjah in 2017 was 1,465,000, a 7.17% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sharjah in 2016 was 1,367,000, a 7.22% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UAE
City Name Population
Dubai 2,833,000
Sharjah 1,629,000
Abu Dhabi 1,452,000
Al-Ain 598,000
Ajman 385,000
Sharjah - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%