Bhutan Population (LIVE)

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Bhutan Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bhutan is 811,957 as of Sunday, December 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Bhutan population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Bhutan ranks number 164 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bhutan is 21 per Km2 (55 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 38,117 Km2 (14,717 sq. miles)
  • 39.5 % of the population is urban (319,211 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Bhutan is 26.7 years.

Population of Bhutan (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2018 817,054 1.17 % 9,444 0 26.7 2.16 21 39.1 % 328,487 0.01 % 7,632,819,325 164
2017 807,610 1.23 % 9,845 0 26.7 2.16 21 39.5 % 319,211 0.01 % 7,550,262,101 164
2016 797,765 1.32 % 10,379 0 26.7 2.16 21 38.8 % 309,746 0.01 % 7,466,964,280 163
2015 787,386 1.59 % 11,949 2,000 26.3 2.20 21 38.1 % 300,055 0.01 % 7,383,008,820 163
2010 727,641 2.07 % 14,200 3,366 23.8 2.62 19 34.3 % 249,447 0.01 % 6,958,169,159 164
2005 656,639 2.75 % 16,645 5,800 21.4 3.14 17 30.7 % 201,402 0.01 % 6,542,159,383 164
2000 573,416 2.18 % 11,70829 18.8 4.13 15 25.0 % 143,448 0.01 % 6,145,006,989 165
1995 514,877 -0.85 % -4,481 -17,177 17.6 5.07 14 20.3 % 104,556 0.01 % 5,751,474,416 163
1990 537,280 2.84 % 14,020 319 17.9 6.11 14 16.3 % 87,799 0.01 % 5,330,943,460 162
1985 467,178 2.69 % 11,601 159 17.9 6.39 12 13.0 % 60,727 0.01 % 4,873,781,796 161
1980 409,172 3.17 % 11,838 2,001 18.2 6.67 11 10.2 % 41,820 0.01 % 4,458,411,534 161
1975 349,982 3.25 % 10,336 2,000 18.4 6.67 9 7.9 % 27,511 0.01 % 4,079,087,198 163
1970 298,301 3.23 % 8,767 2,000 18.8 6.67 8 6.0 % 17,754 0.01 % 3,700,577,650 166
1965 254,464 2.65 % 6,235 1,000 18.5 6.67 7 4.7 % 11,844 0.01 % 3,339,592,688 166
1960 223,288 2.49 % 5,166 1,000 18.8 6.67 6 3.6 % 8,060 0.01 % 3,033,212,527 167
1955 197,457 2.23 % 4,132 1,000 18.5 6.67 5 2.8 % 5,504 0.01 % 2,772,242,535 166
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bhutan Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2020 835,245 1.19 % 9,572 0 28.6 2.02 22 41.5 % 346,724 0.01 % 7,795,482,309 164
2025 877,866 1.00 % 8,524 0 30.9 1.87 23 44.5 % 390,622 0.01 % 8,185,613,757 164
2030 913,697 0.80 % 7,166 0 33.1 1.76 24 47.0 % 429,823 0.01 % 8,551,198,644 164
2035 942,541 0.62 % 5,769 0 35.2 1.68 25 49.1 % 463,125 0.01 % 8,892,701,940 164
2040 965,239 0.48 % 4,540 0 37.2 1.64 25 50.8 % 490,795 0.01 % 9,210,337,004 164
2045 982,468 0.35 % 3,446 0 39.1 1.62 26 52.5 % 516,164 0.01 % 9,504,209,572 164
2050 994,203 0.24 % 2,347 0 40.9 1.62 26 54.2 % 539,063 0.01 % 9,771,822,753 165
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Bhutan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Bhutan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Bhutan (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Bhutan in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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