Taiwan Population (LIVE)

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Taiwan Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Taiwan is 23,406,637 as of Sunday, August 20, 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 661 per Km2 (1,712 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 35,410 Km2 (13,672 sq. miles)
  • 78 % of the population is urban (18,252,308 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Taiwan is 40.3 years.

Population of Taiwan (2017 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
2017 23,405,309 0.04 % 9,709 0 40.3 1.06 661 78 % 18,252,308 0.31 % 7,515,284,153 56
2016 23,395,600 0.06 % 14,562 0 40.3 1.06 661 77.5 % 18,134,789 0.31 % 7,432,663,275 55
2015 23,381,038 0.16 % 36,127 0 40 1.07 660 77 % 18,010,383 0.32 % 7,349,472,099 54
2010 23,200,405 0.43 % 99,269 9,500 37 1.26 655 74.5 % 17,286,833 0.33 % 6,929,725,043 51
2005 22,704,059 0.69 % 153,723 22,100 34 1.43 641 72.4 % 16,430,280 0.35 % 6,519,635,850 48
2000 21,935,444 0.73 % 155,945 -35,700 32 1.73 620 69.9 % 15,325,359 0.36 % 6,126,622,121 47
1995 21,155,721 0.9 % 184,673 -35,300 30 1.79 598 68.4 % 14,466,498 0.37 % 5,735,123,084 44
1990 20,232,354 1.03 % 201,367 -39,900 27 1.85 571 66.3 % 13,408,498 0.38 % 5,309,667,699 40
1985 19,225,520 1.54 % 283,155 -12,300 25 2.2 543 57.9 % 11,137,862 0.4 % 4,852,540,569 39
1980 17,809,745 2.06 % 345,885 33,400 23 2.64 503 49.1 % 8,747,522 0.4 % 4,439,632,465 37
1975 16,080,318 2.01 % 304,244 -5,100 20 3.38 454 40.4 % 6,488,439 0.4 % 4,061,399,228 37
1970 14,559,097 3.17 % 421,025 94,000 19 4.41 411 34.4 % 5,013,142 0.4 % 3,682,487,691 35
1965 12,453,974 3.49 % 392,132 3,900 19 5.9 250 29.2 % 3,636,064 0.37 % 3,322,495,121 43
1960 10,493,316 3.46 % 328,163 -200 18 6.06 296 26.4 % 2,765,413 0.35 % 3,018,343,828 38
1955 8,852,500 3.2 % 258,127 3,900 19 5.9 250 23.9 % 2,115,371 0.32 % 2,758,314,525 43
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 23,402,449 0.02 % 4,282 0 43 1.03 661 79.3 % 18,568,257 0.3 % 7,758,156,792 57
2025 23,297,726 -0.09 % -20,945 0 46 1.06 658 81.5 % 18,980,206 0.29 % 8,141,661,007 60
2030 23,116,480 -0.16 % -36,249 0 48 1.15 653 83.1 % 19,218,432 0.27 % 8,500,766,052 62
2035 22,814,468 -0.26 % -60,402 0 51 1.24 644 84.4 % 19,255,734 0.26 % 8,838,907,877 66
2040 22,319,882 -0.44 % -98,917 0 53 1.31 630 85.5 % 19,085,135 0.24 % 9,157,233,976 68
2045 21,622,291 -0.63 % -139,518 0 55 1.38 611 86.7 % 18,751,299 0.23 % 9,453,891,780 73
2050 20,777,599 -0.79 % -168,938 0 56 1.45 587 88 % 18,294,594 0.21 % 9,725,147,994 77
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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