Digital 2021: Western Sahara
Western Sahara’s population
Western Sahara had a population of 604.6 thousand in January 2021.
Western Sahara’s population increased by 15 thousand (+2.5%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
47.7% of Western Sahara’s population is female, while 52.3% of its population is male [note: the United Nations does not publish data for genders other than ‘female’ and ‘male’].
86.9% of Western Sahara’s population lives in urban centres, while 13.1% lives in rural areas.
Internet users in Western Sahara
There were 380.0 thousand internet users in Western Sahara in January 2021.
Internet penetration in Western Sahara stood at 62.9% in January 2021.
Social media statistics for Western Sahara
There were 380.0 thousand social media users in Western Sahara in January 2021.
The number of social media users in Western Sahara was equivalent to 62.9% of the total population in January 2021.
Note: Figures for social media users shown here and in our complete Digital 2021 reports may not equate to unique individuals. We have also included new sources in this year’s social media figures, so numbers shown here and in our Digital 2021 reports will not be comparable with numbers published in our previous reports.
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