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A third of Jordan’s population are not Jordanian, data shows

By : JD News Desk

Jordan Daily – Jordan’s population is about 11.5 million at the end of 2023, with nearly a third of them non-Jordanian, according to the latest census data.

The 2015 census showed that 2.92 million residents are foreigners, mostly from Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. They made up 93.2% of the non-Jordanian population.

Syrians accounted for 43.4% of the foreign residents, followed by Egyptians at 21.8% and Palestinians at 21.7%. The rest were from other Arab and non-Arab countries.

The proportion of non-Jordanians in the kingdom rose from 4.2% in 1979 to 7.7% in 2004 and 30.6% in 2015.

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