Bangladesh Population (LIVE)

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Bangladesh Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bangladesh is 163,668,812 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Bangladesh 2019 population is estimated at 163,046,161 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Bangladesh population is equivalent to 2.11% of the total world population.
  • Bangladesh ranks number 8 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bangladesh is 1253 per Km2 (3,244 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 130,170 Km2 (50,259 sq. miles)
  • 38.6 % of the population is urban (62,865,820 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Bangladesh is 26.1 years.

Population of Bangladesh (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBangladesh
Global Rank
2019 163,046,161 1.03 % 1,669,453 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,253 38.6 % 62,865,820 2.11 % 7,713,468,100 8
2018 161,376,708 1.06 % 1,691,284 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,240 37.8 % 60,944,245 2.11 % 7,631,091,040 8
2017 159,685,424 1.08 % 1,708,271 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,227 37.0 % 59,046,818 2.12 % 7,547,858,925 8
2016 157,977,153 1.10 % 1,720,877 -369,501 26.1 2.18 1,214 36.2 % 57,168,030 2.12 % 7,464,022,049 8
2015 156,256,276 1.15 % 1,736,169 -461,368 25.7 2.21 1,200 35.4 % 55,305,132 2.12 % 7,379,797,139 8
2010 147,575,430 1.20 % 1,707,985 -650,956 24.0 2.48 1,134 31.4 % 46,347,089 2.12 % 6,956,823,603 8
2005 139,035,505 1.72 % 2,275,530 -298,507 22.5 2.94 1,068 27.7 % 38,452,976 2.13 % 6,541,907,027 8
2000 127,657,854 2.08 % 2,497,585-143,980 21.0 3.43 981 24.3 % 31,040,651 2.08 % 6,143,493,823 8
1995 115,169,930 2.22 % 2,399,595 -162,759 19.6 4.06 885 22.4 % 25,751,454 2.00 % 5,744,212,979 9
1990 103,171,956 2.60 % 2,481,555 -43,873 18.6 4.98 793 20.4 % 21,037,450 1.94 % 5,327,231,061 9
1985 90,764,183 2.65 % 2,224,938 -158,765 17.8 5.98 697 18.0 % 16,305,971 1.86 % 4,870,921,740 9
1980 79,639,491 2.59 % 1,914,638 -227,469 17.4 6.63 612 15.2 % 12,099,053 1.79 % 4,458,003,514 8
1975 70,066,301 1.75 % 1,166,764 -609,057 17.7 6.91 538 10.0 % 7,013,461 1.72 % 4,079,480,606 9
1970 64,232,482 3.01 % 1,769,474 -32,364 17.8 6.92 493 7.7 % 4,938,975 1.74 % 3,700,437,046 9
1965 55,385,112 2.90 % 1,474,322 -28,476 18.4 6.80 425 6.3 % 3,467,675 1.66 % 3,339,583,597 12
1960 48,013,504 2.67 % 1,185,441 297 19.0 6.62 369 5.2 % 2,474,987 1.58 % 3,034,949,748 11
1955 42,086,301 2.12 % 838,324 -11,019 19.3 6.36 323 4.7 % 1,974,441 1.52 % 2,773,019,936 12
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bangladesh Population Forecast

-310,080
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBangladesh
Global Rank
2020 164,689,383 1.06 % 1,686,621 -369,501 27.6 2.05 1,265 39.4 % 64,814,953 2.11 % 7,794,798,739 8
2025 172,399,078 0.92 % 1,541,939 -348,061 29.5 2.05 1,324 43.4 % 74,837,709 2.11 % 8,184,437,460 8
2030 178,993,869 0.75 % 1,318,958 -330,093 31.6 2.05 1,375 47.3 % 84,688,911 2.09 % 8,548,487,400 8
2035 184,374,127 0.59 % 1,076,052 -311,798 33.8 2.05 1,416 51.0 % 93,957,922 2.07 % 8,887,524,213 8
2040 188,416,727 0.43 % 808,520 -311,802 35.9 2.05 1,447 54.4 % 102,422,390 2.05 % 9,198,847,240 8
2045 191,142,270 0.29 % 545,109 -311,080 38.0 2.05 1,468 57.8 % 110,433,246 2.02 % 9,481,803,274 8
2050 192,567,778 0.15 % 285,102   40.0 2.05 1,479 61.2 % 117,836,927 1.98 % 9,735,033,990 9
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Bangladesh Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bangladesh
Life Expectancy
73.57 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
21.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
26.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
83,259,108 50.56% 81,430,275 49.44% 164,689,383 1.02

Population Pyramid for Bangladesh (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 22,504,586 51.07% 21,557,302 48.93% 44,061,888 26.75%
15-24 15,717,764 50.99% 15,106,606 49.01% 30,824,370 18.72%
25-54 34,844,455 49.78% 35,149,050 50.22% 69,993,505 42.50%
55-64 5,851,350 52.24% 5,349,947 47.76% 11,201,297 6.80%
65+ 4,340,953 50.43% 4,267,370 49.57% 8,608,323 5.23%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 44,061,888 26.75% 39.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 112,019,172 68.02% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 8,608,323 5.23% 7.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
52,670,211 31.98% 47.0

Main Cities by Population in Bangladesh

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dhaka 10,356,500
2 Chittagong 3,920,222
3 Khulna 1,342,339
4 Rajshahi 700,133
5 Comilla 389,411
6 Shibganj 378,701
7 Natore 369,138
8 Rangpur 343,122
9 Tungi 337,579
10 Narsingdi 281,080
11 Bagerhat 266,388
12 Cox's Bazar 253,788
13 Jessore 243,987
14 Nagarpur 238,422
15 Sylhet 237,000
16 Mymensingh 225,126
17 Narayanganj 223,622
18 Bogra 210,000
19 Dinajpur 206,234
20 Barisal 202,242
21 Saidpur 199,422
22 Par Naogaon 192,464
23 Pabna 186,781
24 Paltan 184,492
25 Tangail 180,144
26 Jamalpur 167,900
27 Puthia 159,406
28 Nawabganj 142,361
29 Kushtia 135,724
30 Sonargaon 130,000
31 Satkhira 128,918
32 Sirajganj 127,481
33 Faridpur 112,187
34 Sherpur 107,419
35 Bhairab Bazar 105,457
36 Shahzadpur 102,420
37 Bhola 99,079
38 Azimpur 96,641
39 Kishorganj 90,690
40 Bibir Hat 89,030
41 Habiganj 88,760
42 Madaripur 84,789
43 Feni 84,028
44 Laksham 82,290
45 Ishurdi 81,995
46 Sarishabari 81,325
47 Netrakona 79,016
48 Joypur Hat 73,068
49 Thakurgaon 71,096
50 Palang 67,652
51 Lalmonirhat 65,127
52 Raipur 64,652
53 Tungipara 62,210
54 Lakshmipur 61,703
55 Maulavi Bazar 57,441
56 Joymontop 56,000
57 Ramganj 55,241
58 Narail 55,112
59 Pirojpur 54,418
60 Sandwip 52,152
61 Satkania 52,005
62 Patiya 51,360
63 Khagrachhari 50,364
64 Chilmari 49,736
65 Nageswari 49,425
66 Panchagarh 48,531
67 Uttar Char Fasson 48,305
68 Parbatipur 48,020
69 Burhanuddin 45,670
70 Kaliganj 45,631

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bangladesh (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Bangladesh 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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