Bhutan Population (LIVE)

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Bhutan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bhutan is 766,317 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Bhutan 2019 population is estimated at 763,092 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Bhutan population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Bhutan ranks number 165 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bhutan is 20 per Km2 (52 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 38,117 Km2 (14,717 sq. miles)
  • 45.1 % of the population is urban (343,810 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Bhutan is 26.2 years.

Population of Bhutan (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2019 763,092 1.15 % 8,704 320 26.2 2.10 20 45.1 % 343,810 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 165
2018 754,388 1.18 % 8,825 320 26.2 2.10 20 44.3 % 334,138 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 165
2017 745,563 1.20 % 8,855 320 26.2 2.10 20 43.5 % 324,393 0.01 % 7,547,858,925 165
2016 736,708 1.21 % 8,832 320 26.2 2.10 19 42.7 % 314,540 0.01 % 7,464,022,049 165
2015 727,876 1.21 % 8,475 60 25.7 2.12 19 41.8 % 304,542 0.01 % 7,379,797,139 165
2010 685,503 1.11 % 7,353 -2,194 23.3 2.55 18 36.9 % 253,171 0.01 % 6,956,823,603 165
2005 648,739 1.88 % 11,544 1,234 21.4 3.10 17 31.3 % 203,329 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 164
2000 591,021 2.03 % 11,28029 19.5 4.00 16 24.7 % 145,753 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 165
1995 534,620 0.14 % 763 -11,713 18.4 5.00 14 19.8 % 105,741 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 163
1990 530,804 2.71 % 13,308 319 18.1 5.90 14 16.6 % 88,052 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 162
1985 464,266 2.67 % 11,478 159 18.0 6.35 12 13.0 % 60,459 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 161
1980 406,875 3.15 % 11,696 2,003 18.3 6.60 11 10.2 % 41,458 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 161
1975 348,396 3.22 % 10,216 2,000 18.5 6.60 9 7.9 % 27,566 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 163
1970 297,316 3.20 % 8,664 2,000 18.9 6.60 8 6.1 % 18,165 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 166
1965 253,994 2.61 % 6,141 1,000 18.9 6.60 7 4.7 % 11,927 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 166
1960 223,288 2.49 % 5,166 1,000 18.8 6.67 6 3.6 % 8,029 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 167
1955 197,457 2.23 % 4,132 1,000 18.5 6.67 5 2.8 % 5,431 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 166
: 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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Bhutan Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2020 771,608 1.17 % 8,746 320 28.1 2.00 20 45.8 % 353,445 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 165
2025 810,540 0.99 % 7,786 300 30.6 2.00 21 49.4 % 400,623 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 164
2030 842,670 0.78 % 6,426 300 33.0 2.00 22 52.7 % 443,902 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 165
2035 867,375 0.58 % 4,941 300 35.4 2.00 23 55.6 % 481,835 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 165
2040 885,155 0.41 % 3,556 300 37.7 2.00 23 58.2 % 514,740 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 165
2045 897,387 0.27 % 2,446 300 40.0 2.00 24 60.8 % 545,317 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 166
2050 904,616 0.16 % 1,446   42.1 2.00 24 63.4 % 573,267 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 166
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Bhutan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bhutan
Life Expectancy
72.77 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
19.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
24.2
(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)
410,087 53.15% 361,525 46.85% 771,608 1.13

Population Pyramid for Bhutan (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 97,564 50.79% 94,527 49.21% 192,091 24.89%
15-24 75,186 52.20% 68,852 47.80% 144,038 18.67%
25-54 186,385 54.71% 154,295 45.29% 340,680 44.15%
55-64 24,706 52.65% 22,222 47.35% 46,928 6.08%
65+ 26,246 54.82% 21,629 45.18% 47,875 6.20%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 192,091 24.89% 36.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 531,646 68.90% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 47,875 6.20% 9.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
239,966 31.10% 45.1

Main Cities by Population in Bhutan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Thimphu 98,676
2 Punakha 21,500
3 Tsirang 18,667
4 Phuntsholing 17,043

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bhutan (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 Bhutan 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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