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Riyadh: The population of Saudi Arabia has reached 32.2 million, the country’s general authority for statistics said on Wednesday.

Of the total number, Saudis make up 58.4% (18.8 million) of the population, while non-Saudis (13.4 million) constitute 41.6%.

The census also shows that the Kingdom has a young population, with the median age of 29 and a population of Saudis under 30 making up 63% of the total.

Economy and Planning Minister Faisal Al Ibrahim told a press conference in Riyadh that the latest census was the most comprehensive and accurate census in the kingdom’s history.

“Its outputs will be a key pillar for planning and decision-making ... and supporting the investment environment in the kingdom,” Al Ibrahim said.

Annual population growth since 2010 has been 2.5% on average, the latest census data showed, with the total population jumping 34.2% since that year.