Bolivia Demographics

Population of Bolivia (2019)

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Bolivia Population
11,513,100
Yearly Change
+ 1.41%
Global Share
0.15%
Global Rank

Population Pyramid for Bolivia

A Population Pyramid is a pair of histograms indicating the distribution of the population among the different age groups and sexes (males on the left and females on the right). The shape of a Population Pyramid can help understand growth patterns and possible dependency issues or gender imbalances. A pyramid with a wide base and narrow top suggests high fertility and a growing population, whereas a pyramid with a narrow base suggests an ageing population with low fertility rates. Compare pyramids over time from 1960 to 2080 (based on United Nations Population projections). More on Population Pyramids.

Sex Ratio in Bolivia (2020)

Females
49.8%
(5,815,010)
Males
50.2%
(5,858,019)
group Sex Ratio
1.01
(Males to Females)

Population by Broad Age Groups (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total pop.
0-14 1,801,059 51.09% 1,724,540 48.91% 3,525,599 30.20%
15-24 1,120,715 50.90% 1,081,158 49.10% 2,201,873 18.86%
25-54 2,170,472 50.10% 2,161,877 49.90% 4,332,349 37.11%
55-64 361,767 48.94% 377,454 51.06% 739,221 6.33%
65+ 404,006 46.23% 469,981 53.77% 873,987 7.49%

Bolivia Age Structure and Sex Ratio (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-4 605,964 51.11% 579,535 48.89% 1,185,499 10.16%
5-9 602,325 51.08% 576,763 48.92% 1,179,088 10.10%
10-14 592,770 51.06% 568,242 48.94% 1,161,012 9.95%
15-19 579,611 50.99% 557,073 49.01% 1,136,684 9.74%
20-24 541,104 50.80% 524,085 49.20% 1,065,189 9.13%
25-29 492,994 50.60% 481,351 49.40% 974,345 8.35%
30-34 438,428 50.34% 432,517 49.66% 870,945 7.46%
35-39 385,058 50.13% 383,096 49.87% 768,154 6.58%
40-44 333,313 49.91% 334,572 50.09% 667,885 5.72%
45-49 283,210 49.65% 287,248 50.35% 570,458 4.89%
50-54 237,469 49.41% 243,093 50.59% 480,562 4.12%
55-59 198,046 49.14% 204,984 50.86% 403,030 3.45%
60-64 163,721 48.70% 172,470 51.30% 336,191 2.88%
65-69 134,236 48.09% 144,891 51.91% 279,127 2.39%
70-74 107,091 47.50% 118,349 52.50% 225,440 1.93%
75-79 76,945 46.21% 89,556 53.79% 166,501 1.43%
80-84 47,160 44.11% 59,746 55.89% 106,906 0.92%
85-89 24,975 41.61% 35,052 58.39% 60,027 0.51%
90-94 10,304 38.83% 16,229 61.17% 26,533 0.23%
95-99 2,824 35.56% 5,117 64.44% 7,941 0.07%
100+ 471 31.15% 1,041 68.85% 1,512 0.01%

Median Age

The median age in Bolivia is 24.4 years (2019).

Bolivia Dependency Ratio

The age dependency ratio expresses the relationship between the "dependent population" (ages 0-15 and 65-plus, referred as "youth" and "elderly") and the "working age population" (ages 16-64). Higher values indicate a greater level of dependency. See also: definition and formula.

Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 3,525,599 30.20% 48.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 7,273,443 62.31% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 873,987 7.49% 12.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
4,399,586 37.69% 60.5
Potential Support Ratio
8.32
(number of people of age 15–64 per every 1 person aged 65 or older)

Fertility in Bolivia

A Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 represents the Replacement-Level Fertility: the average number of children per woman needed for each generation to exactly replace itself without needing international immigration. A value below 2.1 will cause the native population to decline

pregnant_woman Total Fertiliy Rate (TFR)
2.8
(Live Births per Woman, 2020)

Life Expectancy in Bolivia

See also: Countries in the world ranked by Life Expectancy

Both Sexes
72.4 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes combined)
Females
75.4 years
(life expectancy at birth, females)
Males
69.5 years
(life expectancy at birth, males)

Infant Mortality Rate and Deaths of Children under 5 Years Old in Bolivia

Infant Mortality
25.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
Deaths under age 5
41.8
(per 1,000 live births)

Bolivia Urban Population

Currently, 69.0 % of the population of Bolivia is urban (7,940,041 people in 2019)

Population Density

The 2019 population density in Bolivia is 11 people per Km2 (28 people per mi2), calculated on a total land area of 1,083,300 Km2 (418,264 sq. miles).

Largest Cities in Bolivia

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1,364,389
2 Cochabamba 900,414
3 La Paz 812,799
4 Sucre 224,838
5 Oruro 208,684

See also

Sources

Definitions

Population Pyramid

A Population pyramid (also called "Age-Sex Pyramid") is a graphical representation of the age and sex of a population.

Types:

  • Expansive - pyramid with a wide base (larger percentage of people in younger age groups, indicating high birth rates and high fertility rates) and narrow top (high death rate and lower life expectancies). It suggests a growing population. Example: Nigera Population Pyramid
  • Constrictive - pyramid with a narrow base (lower percentage of younger people, indicating declining birth rates with each succeeding age group getting smaller than the previous one). Example: United States
  • Stationary - with a somewhat equal proportion of the population in each age group. The population is stable, neither increasing nor decreasing.

Stages:

 

Dependency Ratio

There are three types of age dependency ratio: Youth, Elderly, and Total. All three ratios are commonly multiplied by 100.

Youth Dependency Ratio
Definition: population ages 0-15 divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 0-15] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Elderly dependency ratio
Definition: population ages 65-plus divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 65-plus] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Total dependency ratio
Definition: sum of the youth and old-age ratios.
Formula: (([Population ages 0-15] + [Population ages 65-plus]) ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

NOTE: Dependency Ratio does not take into account labor force participation rates by age group. Some portion of the population counted as "working age" may actually be unemployed or not in the labor force whereas some portion of the "dependent" population may be employed and not necessarily economically dependent.

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