Taiwan Population (LIVE)

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Taiwan Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Taiwan is 23,657,726 as of Sunday, December 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Taiwan population is equivalent to 0.31% of the total world population.
  • Taiwan ranks number 56 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Taiwan is 667 per Km2 (1,728 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 35,410 Km2 (13,672 sq. miles)
  • 77.3 % of the population is urban (18,252,308 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Taiwan is 40.1 years.

Population of Taiwan (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2018 23,694,089 0.29 % 67,633 30,000 40.1 1.13 669 77.0 % 18,363,359 0.31 % 7,632,819,325 56
2017 23,626,456 0.30 % 69,750 30,000 40.1 1.13 667 77.3 % 18,252,308 0.31 % 7,550,262,101 56
2016 23,556,706 0.30 % 70,951 30,000 40.1 1.13 665 77.0 % 18,134,789 0.32 % 7,466,964,280 55
2015 23,485,755 0.33 % 76,670 34,000 39.6 1.11 663 76.7 % 18,010,383 0.32 % 7,383,008,820 54
2010 23,102,406 0.44 % 99,904 50,001 37.0 1.05 652 74.8 % 17,286,833 0.33 % 6,958,169,159 52
2005 22,602,886 0.69 % 152,530 41,001 34.4 1.33 638 72.7 % 16,430,280 0.35 % 6,542,159,383 48
2000 21,840,235 0.57 % 122,345-55,600 31.8 1.67 617 70.2 % 15,325,359 0.36 % 6,145,006,989 47
1995 21,228,512 0.89 % 183,363 -27,600 29.6 1.76 600 68.1 % 14,466,498 0.37 % 5,751,474,416 44
1990 20,311,698 1.21 % 236,321 14,000 27.3 1.77 574 66.0 % 13,408,498 0.38 % 5,330,943,460 40
1985 19,130,093 1.55 % 282,544 -12,199 24.8 2.23 540 58.2 % 11,137,862 0.39 % 4,873,781,796 39
1980 17,717,372 1.77 % 296,940 -42,000 22.9 2.74 500 49.4 % 8,747,522 0.40 % 4,458,411,534 37
1975 16,232,672 2.01 % 307,904 -5,000 20.5 3.33 458 40.0 % 6,488,439 0.40 % 4,079,087,198 37
1970 14,693,153 3.04 % 408,685 94,001 18.5 4.38 415 34.1 % 5,013,142 0.40 % 3,700,577,650 35
1965 12,649,726 3.40 % 389,603 -19,000 18.1 6.72 357 28.7 % 3,636,064 0.38 % 3,339,592,688 42
1960 10,701,713 3.47 % 335,906 1,200 17.4 6.14 302 25.8 % 2,765,413 0.35 % 3,033,212,527 38
1955 9,022,183 3.43 % 279,765 -19,000 18.1 6.72 255 23.4 % 2,115,371 0.33 % 2,772,242,535 42
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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Taiwan Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2020 23,817,905 0.28 % 66,430 30,000 42.2 1.22 673 78.0 % 18,568,257 0.31 % 7,795,482,309 57
2025 24,045,238 0.19 % 45,467 24,000 44.7 1.31 679 78.9 % 18,980,206 0.29 % 8,185,613,757 57
2030 24,150,708 0.09 % 21,094 20,000 47.1 1.39 682 79.6 % 19,218,432 0.28 % 8,551,198,644 62
2035 24,100,534 -0.04 % -10,035 20,000 49.2 1.46 681 79.9 % 19,255,734 0.27 % 8,892,701,940 65
2040 23,830,334 -0.23 % -54,040 20,000 50.9 1.52 673 80.1 % 19,085,135 0.26 % 9,210,337,004 67
2045 23,359,293 -0.40 % -94,208 20,000 52.5 1.56 660 80.3 % 18,751,299 0.25 % 9,504,209,572 68
2050 22,770,537 -0.51 % -117,751 20,000 53.7 1.60 643 80.3 % 18,294,594 0.23 % 9,771,822,753 73
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 Taiwan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Taiwan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Taiwan (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 Taiwan 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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