Southern Asia Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Southern Asia

CountryPopulation (2019)
India1,366,417,754
Pakistan216,565,318
Bangladesh163,046,161
Iran82,913,906
Afghanistan38,041,754
Nepal28,608,710
Sri Lanka21,323,733
Bhutan763,092
Maldives530,953
  • The current population of Southern Asia is 1,922,798,777 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Asia population is equivalent to 24.87% of the total world population.
  • Southern Asia ranks number 1 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Asia is 300 per Km2 (776 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,400,127 Km2 (2,471,102 sq. miles)
  • 36.1 % of the population is urban (692,692,943 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Southern Asia is 26.3 years.

Population of Southern Asia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2019 1,918,211,381 1.18 % 22,397,437 -1,298,073 26.3 2.50 300 36.1 % 692,692,943 24.9 % 7,713,468,100 1
2018 1,895,813,944 1.21 % 22,572,852 -1,298,073 26.3 2.50 296 35.7 % 676,282,098 24.8 % 7,631,091,040 1
2017 1,873,241,092 1.23 % 22,671,492 -1,298,073 26.3 2.50 293 35.2 % 660,158,275 24.8 % 7,547,858,925 1
2016 1,850,569,600 1.24 % 22,722,290 -1,298,073 26.3 2.50 289 34.8 % 644,324,259 24.8 % 7,464,022,049 1
2015 1,827,847,310 1.31 % 23,058,371 -1,636,600 26.0 2.53 286 34.4 % 628,750,996 26.3 % 7,379,797,139 1
2010 1,712,555,453 1.51 % 24,786,311 -1,871,700 24.5 2.88 268 32.4 % 554,883,016 26.2 % 6,956,823,603 1
2005 1,588,623,899 1.75 % 26,410,886 -906,900 23.1 3.24 248 30.6 % 486,270,090 25.9 % 6,541,907,027 1
2000 1,456,569,469 1.94 % 26,707,810 -589,000 22.0 3.63 228 29 % 421,722,802 25.4 % 6,143,493,823 2
1995 1,323,030,420 2.14 % 26,633,801 -90,700 21.0 4.05 207 27.7 % 366,467,941 24.8 % 5,744,212,979 2
1990 1,189,861,413 2.33 % 25,914,385 -83,500 20.3 4.56 186 26.5 % 315,542,252 24.4 % 5,327,231,061 2
1985 1,060,289,488 2.45 % 24,203,734 -132,700 19.9 5.02 166 25 % 265,561,361 23.8 % 4,870,921,740 2
1980 939,270,818 2.43 % 21,241,097 -74,600 19.7 5.31 147 23.4 % 220,068,126 23.0 % 4,458,003,514 2
1975 833,065,335 2.34 % 18,168,024 -231,600 19.4 5.66 130 21.2 % 177,014,775 22.5 % 4,079,480,606 2
1970 742,225,215 2.29 % 15,889,433 -147,100 19.1 5.93 116 19.5 % 144,494,924 22.2 % 3,700,437,046 2
1965 662,778,048 2.19 % 13,606,322 -48,400 20.5 6.04 104 13.6 % 90,055,677 21.8 % 3,339,583,597 2
1960 594,746,437 2.01 % 11,270,776 -68,300 20.0 6.06 93 17.3 % 103,104,244 21.4 % 3,034,949,748 2
1955 538,392,558 1.76 % 9,010,797 -48,400 20.5 6.04 84 16.7 % 90,055,677 21.2 % 2,773,019,936 2
Source: Worldometers (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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Southern Asia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationSouthern Asia's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouthern Asia
Rank within
Asia
2020 1,940,369,612 1.2 % 22,504,460 -1,298,100 27.6 2.40 303 36.6 % 709,387,963 26.3 % 7,794,798,739 1
2025 2,046,820,844 1.07 % 21,290,246 -1,055,400 29.2 2.41 320 38.9 % 796,891,558 26.3 % 8,184,437,460 1
2030 2,143,126,834 0.92 % 19,261,198 -1,124,700 30.7 2.43 335 41.5 % 890,023,772 26.2 % 8,548,487,400 1
2035 2,227,264,232 0.77 % 16,827,480 -1,135,900 32.3 2.44 348 44.3 % 987,592,187 25.1 % 8,887,524,213 1
2040 2,297,260,027 0.62 % 13,999,159 -1,135,900 33.9 2.46 359 47.3 % 1,087,106,273 25.8 % 9,198,847,240 1
2045 2,353,252,783 0.48 % 11,198,551 -1,133,300 35.5 2.48 368 50.4 % 1,185,987,169 25.6 % 9,481,803,274 1
2050 2,396,166,661 0.36 % 8,582,776 -1,129,800 36.8 2.50 374 53.5 % 1,281,572,293 25.3 % 9,735,033,990 1
Source: Worldometers (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 Southern Asia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Southern Asia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Southern 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 Southern 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.

Southern 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 Southern 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.

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