Eastern Asia Population (LIVE)

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Eastern Asia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Eastern Asia

CountryPopulation (2020)
China1,439,323,776
Japan126,476,461
South Korea51,269,185
North Korea25,778,816
Taiwan23,816,775
Hong Kong7,496,981
Mongolia3,278,290
Macao649,335
  • The current population of Eastern Asia is 1,679,759,032 as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eastern Asia population is equivalent to 21.53% of the total world population.
  • Eastern Asia ranks number 2 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Eastern Asia is 145 per Km2 (376 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 11,560,456 Km2 (4,463,515 sq. miles)
  • 64.3 % of the population is urban (1,078,434,915 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Eastern Asia is 39.4years.

Population of Eastern Asia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 1,678,089,619 0.4 % 6,581,139 -207,100 39.4 1.65 145 64.3 % 1,078,434,915 22.7 % 7,794,798,739 2
2020 1,678,089,619 0.33 % 5,478,521 -207,054 38.0 1.63 145 64.3 % 1,078,434,915 21.5 % 7,794,798,739 2
2019 1,672,611,098 0.37 % 6,139,768 -207,054 38.0 1.63 145 63.3 % 1,059,488,755 21.7 % 7,713,468,100
2018 1,666,471,330 0.40 % 6,703,335 -207,054 38.0 1.63 144 62.4 % 1,039,790,968 21.8 % 7,631,091,040 2
2017 1,659,767,995 0.43 % 7,133,315 -207,054 38.0 1.63 144 61.4 % 1,019,385,342 22.0 % 7,547,858,925 2
2016 1,652,634,680 0.45 % 7,450,754 -207,054 38.0 1.63 143 60.4 % 998,346,521 22.1 % 7,464,022,049 2
2015 1,645,183,926 0.5 % 8,064,898 -107,400 37.7 1.63 142 59.4 % 977,010,127 23.6 % 7,379,797,139 2
2010 1,604,859,437 0.51 % 8,133,426 -342,200 35.8 1.59 139 54.1 % 868,193,190 24.5 % 6,956,823,603 2
2005 1,564,192,305 0.58 % 8,882,199 -287,300 33.3 1.57 135 48 % 751,471,132 25.5 % 6,541,907,027 2
2000 1,519,781,309 0.74 % 11,043,335 -47,400 30.7 1.60 131 41.8 % 635,753,113 26.5 % 6,143,493,823 1
1995 1,464,564,633 1 % 14,245,967 -144,500 28.1 1.81 127 37.8 % 553,186,093 27.5 % 5,744,212,979 1
1990 1,393,334,798 1.65 % 21,876,901 -44,900 25.8 2.60 121 33.8 % 470,664,827 28.6 % 5,327,231,061 1
1985 1,283,950,293 1.39 % 17,164,896 13,500 24.4 2.45 111 30.6 % 393,153,604 28.8 % 4,870,921,740 1
1980 1,198,125,815 1.49 % 17,084,602 32,700 22.9 2.86 104 27.4 % 327,914,222 29.4 % 4,458,003,514 1
1975 1,112,702,806 2.17 % 22,653,536 -112,500 21.2 4.42 96 25.4 % 282,805,349 30.1 % 4,079,480,606 1
1970 999,435,124 2.54 % 23,529,469 207,500 20.2 5.57 86 25 % 249,424,766 29.9 % 3,700,437,046 1
1965 881,787,780 1.82 % 15,181,384 -220,700 20.6 5.49 76 17.1 % 150,628,617 29.1 % 3,339,583,597 1
1960 805,880,858 1.57 % 12,062,459 55,200 21.6 5.05 70 22.8 % 183,919,087 29.1 % 3,034,949,748 1
1955 745,568,565 1.93 % 13,606,662 -35,900 22.2 5.63 64 20.2 % 150,628,617 29.4 % 2,773,019,936 1
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Eastern Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 1,678,089,619 0.4 % 6,581,139 -207,100 39.4 1.65 145 64.3 % 1,078,434,915 22.7 % 7,794,798,739 2
2025 1,695,427,576 0.21 % 3,467,591 -238,200 41.2 1.64 147 68.5 % 1,160,856,728 21.8 % 8,184,437,460 2
2030 1,699,379,603 0.05 % 790,405 -212,900 43.3 1.65 147 71.9 % 1,222,479,233 20.8 % 8,548,487,400 2
2035 1,692,472,426 -0.08 % -1,381,435 -187,100 45.5 1.66 146 74.7 % 1,263,838,140 19.0 % 8,887,524,213 2
2040 1,675,643,146 -0.2 % -3,365,856 -187,100 47.0 1.66 145 76.8 % 1,286,455,223 18.9 % 9,198,847,240 2
2045 1,650,331,115 -0.3 % -5,062,406 -186,300 47.9 1.66 143 78.4 % 1,293,158,117 17.9 % 9,481,803,274 2
2050 1,617,342,069 -0.4 % -6,597,809 -185,200 48.3 1.66 140 79.8 % 1,290,701,455 17.1 % 9,735,033,990 2
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

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

The Population of Eastern Asia (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 sub-region 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 countries within Eastern Asia, 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.

Eastern Asia's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Asia: Position held by Eastern Asia in the list of all regions within Asia ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

See also