According to the CIA World Factbook, Western Sahara's population stands at 554,795 (2013).
Western Sahara ranks 172 in population size, in comparison to other countries (China ranks first).
The ratio of males to females in Western Sahara is: 0.98 (this is the ratio of the entire population, in every age groups).
Western Sahara's population has 274,596 males and 280,199 females - about 5603 more females than males.
Distribution of the different religions in Western Sahara (statistics)
Distribution of the various ethnic groups in Western Sahara (statistics)
Population Growth Rate
Population growth rate is the average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
The population growth rate in Western Sahara stands at 2.890 percent (2014 data).
Western Sahara is ranked 15 in the world in terms of population growth rate.
Western Sahara's population's growth rate is positive. It indicates that its population has grown at a rate of 2.890 percent per year (an increase of 16,034 people per year).
Birth rate is the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
The birth rate in Western Sahara stands at an annual average of 30.71 per 1,000 people in the population (2014 data).
In terms of birth rate, this statistical datum places Western Sahara as no. 40 in the world.
This birth rate indicates that there are 17,038 births per year in Western Sahara.
Death rate is the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
The death rate in Western Sahara stands at an annual average of 8.49 per 1,000 people in the population (2014 data).
In terms of death rate, this statistical datum places Western Sahara as no. 79 in the world in the world.
This death rate reveals that Western Sahara has 4,710 cases of death a year.
Additional Population Characteristics
Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.
The median age of Western Sahara's population (male and female) is 20.8 years of age.
The median age of Western Sahara's male population in is 20.3.
The median age of Western Sahara's female population in is 21.3.
Urbanization And Urbanization Rate
About 82.0 percent of Western Sahara's population lives in urban areas; according to population size data in Western Sahara, the number of urban residents is around 454,932.
The population rate of urban areas in Western Sahara indicates that the urban population there has been growing by 3.49 percent per year.
Links to Sources and Additional Information
Information about Western Sahara in the CIA World Factbook's website: See Link
Information about Western Sahara may be found at Wikipedia's website in English: See Link
All the data concerning this answer are as they were presented at the CIA World Factbook's website in January 2015.