Eastern Asia Population (LIVE)

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Eastern Asia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Eastern Asia

CountryPopulation (2017)
China(1,409,517,397)
Japan(127,484,450)
South Korea(50,982,212)
North Korea(25,490,965)
Taiwan(23,626,456)
Hong Kong(7,364,883)
Mongolia(3,075,647)
Macao(622,567)
  • The current population of Eastern Asia is 1,650,354,363 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eastern Asia population is equivalent to 21.83% of the total world population.
  • Eastern Asia ranks number 2 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Eastern Asia is 143 per Km2 (369 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 11,560,456 Km2 (4,463,515 sq. miles)
  • 62.2 % of the population is urban (1,024,474,501 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Eastern Asia is 38.2 years.

Population of Eastern Asia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2017 1,648,164,577 0.38 % 6,256,046 -175,642 38.2 1.60 143 62.2 % 1,024,474,501 21.8 % 7,550,262,101 2
2016 1,641,908,531 0.41 % 6,758,166 -175,642 38.2 1.60 142 61.1 % 1,003,837,174 22.0 % 7,466,964,280 2
2015 1,635,150,365 0.49 % 7,864,338 -185,100 37.9 1.59 141 60.1 % 982,409,704 23.5 % 7,383,008,820 2
2010 1,595,828,675 0.52 % 8,163,420 -385,500 36.0 1.56 138 54.3 % 865,825,690 24.4 % 6,958,169,159 2
2005 1,555,011,573 0.56 % 8,526,796 -300,100 33.5 1.52 135 48.1 % 747,566,473 25.3 % 6,542,159,383 2
2000 1,512,377,595 0.66 % 9,769,775 -53,000 30.8 1.51 131 41.8 % 632,395,736 26.3 % 6,145,006,989 1
1995 1,463,528,718 1.05 % 14,946,107 -138,900 28.1 1.87 127 37.6 % 550,368,244 27.5 % 5,751,474,416 1
1990 1,388,798,183 1.66 % 21,936,354 -44,600 25.8 2.59 120 33.6 % 467,014,408 28.5 % 5,330,943,460 1
1985 1,279,116,411 1.42 % 17,465,721 13,400 24.4 2.48 111 30.5 % 389,655,304 28.7 % 4,873,781,796 1
1980 1,191,787,808 1.48 % 16,913,694 35,900 22.9 2.86 103 27.2 % 324,399,865 29.2 % 4,458,411,534 1
1975 1,107,219,338 2.13 % 22,158,847 -105,200 21.3 4.36 96 25.3 % 280,117,034 29.9 % 4,079,087,198 1
1970 996,425,101 2.52 % 23,302,405 237,100 20.3 5.53 86 24.7 % 246,155,292 29.8 % 3,700,577,650 1
1965 879,913,075 1.85 % 15,379,604 -150,300 22.3 5.56 76 16.9 % 148,294,275 29.0 % 3,339,592,688 1
1960 803,015,053 1.54 % 11,797,446 77,000 21.7 4.98 69 22.6 % 181,384,167 29.0 % 3,033,212,527 1
1955 744,027,825 1.89 % 13,294,314 -150,300 22.3 5.56 64 19.9 % 148,294,275 29.3 % 2,772,242,535 1
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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Eastern Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 1,663,618,587 0.35 % 5,693,644 -175,600 39.6 1.62 144 65 % 1,081,098,176 22.5 % 7,795,482,309 2
2025 1,677,633,109 0.17 % 2,802,904 -191,800 41.4 1.64 145 68.9 % 1,156,059,999 21.5 % 8,185,613,757 2
2030 1,678,652,854 0.01 % 203,949 -179,100 43.5 1.67 145 72 % 1,207,794,354 20.5 % 8,551,198,644 2
2035 1,668,495,733 -0.12 % -2,031,424 -180,100 45.8 1.70 144 74.2 % 1,237,974,408 18.8 % 8,892,701,940 2
2040 1,648,801,894 -0.24 % -3,938,768 -180,100 47.4 1.72 143 75.8 % 1,250,303,996 18.5 % 9,210,337,004 2
2045 1,621,231,501 -0.34 % -5,514,079 -179,500 48.3 1.73 140 77.4 % 1,254,110,807 17.6 % 9,504,209,572 2
2050 1,586,491,284 -0.43 % -6,948,043 -179,100 48.5 1.74 137 78.8 % 1,250,223,621 16.7 % 9,771,822,753 2
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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Notes

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

The Population of Eastern Asia (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 sub-region 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 countries within Eastern Asia, 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.

Eastern Asia's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Asia: Position held by Eastern Asia in the list of all regions within Asia ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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