Southern Asia Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Southern Asia

CountryPopulation (2017)
India(1,339,180,127)
Pakistan(197,015,955)
Bangladesh(164,669,751)
Iran(81,162,788)
Afghanistan(35,530,081)
Nepal(29,304,998)
Sri Lanka(20,876,917)
Bhutan(807,610)
Maldives(436,330)
  • The current population of Southern Asia is 1,877,551,765 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Asia population is equivalent to 24.75% of the total world population.
  • Southern Asia ranks number 1 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Asia is 292 per Km2 (756 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,400,127 Km2 (2,471,102 sq. miles)
  • 35.1 % of the population is urban (655,610,951 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Southern Asia is 26.4 years.

Population of Southern Asia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2017 1,868,984,557 1.23 % 22,717,923 -1,447,403 26.4 2.51 292 35.1 % 655,610,951 24.8 % 7,550,262,101 1
2016 1,846,266,634 1.26 % 22,958,163 -1,447,403 26.4 2.51 288 34.7 % 639,918,628 24.7 % 7,466,964,280 1
2015 1,823,308,471 1.35 % 23,586,835 -1,412,800 26.1 2.54 285 34.2 % 624,430,246 26.2 % 7,383,008,820 1
2010 1,705,374,295 1.5 % 24,456,385 -2,143,400 24.5 2.85 266 32.3 % 550,606,834 26.1 % 6,958,169,159 1
2005 1,583,092,371 1.73 % 26,066,934 -901,900 23.2 3.19 247 30.6 % 483,648,331 25.8 % 6,542,159,383 1
2000 1,452,757,699 1.93 % 26,530,247 -578,600 22.0 3.61 227 29 % 420,684,517 25.3 % 6,145,006,989 2
1995 1,320,106,463 2.11 % 26,158,163 -478,400 21.0 4.04 206 27.8 % 366,335,110 24.8 % 5,751,474,416 2
1990 1,189,315,649 2.33 % 25,908,661 -105,800 20.3 4.57 186 26.6 % 316,081,931 24.4 % 5,330,943,460 2
1985 1,059,772,343 2.45 % 24,205,531 -120,800 19.9 5.03 166 25.1 % 266,295,890 23.8 % 4,873,781,796 2
1980 938,744,687 2.44 % 21,292,165 -32,100 19.7 5.31 147 23.6 % 221,313,582 23.0 % 4,458,411,534 2
1975 832,283,860 2.34 % 18,205,786 -210,700 19.4 5.67 130 21.4 % 177,890,685 22.5 % 4,079,087,198 2
1970 741,254,929 2.3 % 15,919,599 -147,500 19.2 5.94 116 19.6 % 145,421,165 22.2 % 3,700,577,650 2
1965 661,656,935 2.19 % 13,582,873 -48,400 20.6 6.04 103 13.6 % 90,084,786 21.8 % 3,339,592,688 2
1960 593,742,569 2 % 11,202,800 -68,300 20.1 6.06 93 17.4 % 103,301,542 21.4 % 3,033,212,527 2
1955 537,728,568 1.74 % 8,877,998 -48,400 20.6 6.04 84 16.8 % 90,084,786 21.2 % 2,772,242,535 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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Southern Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 1,935,615,906 1.2 % 22,461,487 -1,447,400 27.6 2.39 302 36.4 % 703,941,513 26.2 % 7,795,482,309 1
2025 2,040,509,147 1.06 % 20,978,648 -1,108,400 29.2 2.27 319 38.6 % 788,252,354 26.2 % 8,185,613,757 1
2030 2,134,449,018 0.9 % 18,787,974 -1,094,600 30.8 2.16 334 41 % 875,187,826 26.1 % 8,551,198,644 1
2035 2,215,861,775 0.75 % 16,282,551 -1,094,700 32.3 2.06 346 43.5 % 963,002,068 24.9 % 8,892,701,940 1
2040 2,283,936,418 0.61 % 13,614,929 -1,094,700 33.9 1.99 357 45.9 % 1,049,427,598 25.7 % 9,210,337,004 1
2045 2,339,299,038 0.48 % 11,072,524 -1,094,700 35.5 1.95 366 48.4 % 1,133,382,075 25.4 % 9,504,209,572 1
2050 2,381,796,561 0.36 % 8,499,505 -1,094,700 36.9 1.91 372 51 % 1,213,610,806 25.1 % 9,771,822,753 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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Notes

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

The Population of Southern 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 Southern 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.

Southern 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 Southern 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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