Eastern Asia Population (LIVE)

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Eastern Asia Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Eastern Asia

CountryPopulation (2023)
China1,425,671,352
Japan123,294,513
South Korea51,784,059
North Korea26,160,821
Taiwan23,923,276
Hong Kong7,491,609
Mongolia3,447,157
Macao704,149
  • The current population of Eastern Asia is 1,661,782,030 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eastern Asia population is equivalent to 20.66% of the total world population.
  • Eastern Asia ranks number 2 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Eastern Asia is 144 per Km2 (372 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 11,560,456 Km2 (4,463,515 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Eastern Asia is 0.0years.

Population of Eastern Asia (2023 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
2023 1,662,476,937 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 144 0 % 0 20.7 % 7,840,952,880 2
2020 1,663,179,739 0.17 % 2,794,821 87,180 37.0 1.56 144 64.8 % 1,078,434,915 21.2 % 7,840,952,880 2
2015 1,631,710,759 0.6 % 9,687,829 313,500 36.7 1.65 141 59.9 % 977,010,127 23.4 % 7,426,597,537 2
2010 1,583,271,613 0.59 % 9,162,814 4,100 34.9 1.66 137 54.8 % 868,193,190 24.1 % 6,985,603,105 2
2005 1,537,457,543 0.59 % 8,918,032 -394,300 32.5 1.58 133 48.9 % 751,471,132 25.0 % 6,558,176,119 2
2000 1,492,867,381 0.7 % 10,216,677 -496,400 29.7 1.59 129 42.6 % 635,753,113 26.0 % 6,148,898,975 1
1995 1,441,783,995 1.01 % 14,107,490 -846,500 26.9 1.59 125 38.4 % 553,186,093 27.1 % 5,743,219,454 1
1990 1,371,246,543 1.56 % 20,439,667 -205,600 24.6 2.42 119 34.3 % 470,664,827 28.2 % 5,316,175,862 1
1985 1,269,048,206 1.45 % 17,577,091 42,500 22.7 2.52 110 31 % 393,153,604 28.6 % 4,861,730,613 1
1980 1,181,162,751 1.38 % 15,647,380 -171,300 21.8 2.64 102 27.8 % 327,914,222 29.0 % 4,444,007,706 1
1975 1,102,925,852 2.06 % 21,384,487 -96,700 20.0 3.34 95 25.6 % 282,805,349 29.8 % 4,069,437,231 1
1970 996,003,415 2.42 % 22,477,376 -41,800 19.1 5.39 86 25 % 249,424,766 29.8 % 3,695,390,336 1
1965 883,616,534 1.97 % 16,451,015 -113,100 19.5 5.82 76 17 % 150,628,617 29.3 % 3,337,111,983 1
1960 801,361,461 1.64 % 12,551,010 -72,200 20.4 4.16 69 23 % 183,919,087 29.2 % 3,019,233,434 1
1955 738,606,409 1.97 % 13,696,997 -17,200 20.7 5.67 64 20.4 % 150,628,617 29.6 % 2,746,072,141 1

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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
2025 1,660,086,424 -0.04 % -618,663 -134,000 40.9 1.22 144 69.9 % 1,160,856,728 21.2 % 8,191,988,453 2
2030 1,647,993,906 -0.15 % -2,418,504 -134,900 43.3 1.28 143 74.2 % 1,222,479,233 20.1 % 8,546,141,327 2
2035 1,627,653,479 -0.25 % -4,068,085 -134,600 45.9 1.32 141 77.6 % 1,263,838,140 18.3 % 8,879,397,401 2
2040 1,600,348,863 -0.34 % -5,460,923 -134,400 48.3 1.35 138 80.4 % 1,286,455,223 18.0 % 9,188,250,492 2
2045 1,566,515,459 -0.43 % -6,766,681 -133,800 49.9 1.37 136 82.5 % 1,293,158,117 17.0 % 9,467,543,575 2
2050 1,522,820,192 -0.56 % -8,739,053 -133,800 51.0 1.40 132 84.8 % 1,290,701,455 16.1 % 9,709,491,761 2
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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. 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