United Arab Emirates: Percent urban population

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 United Arab Emirates

Percent urban population

 Latest value 87.54
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 80.89
 Min - Max 73.50 - 87.54
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Arab Emirates from 1960 to 2022. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 80.89 percent with a minimum of 73.5 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 87.54 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 87.54 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 61.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
United Arab Emirates - Percent urban population - Recent values chart

Historical chart
United Arab Emirates - Percent urban population - historical chart - 1960-2022




The data show the percent of the total population that lives in urban areas for the United Arab Emirates and other countries.
Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 9.44 2022 million
 Percent urban population 87.54 2022 percent
 Population density 132 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 1.83 2022 percent
 Percent children 15.23 2022 percent
 Percent female population 30.65 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 12.46 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 20.57 2022 percent
 Refugee population 1,399 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 88 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.81 2022 percent
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