Southern Asia Population (LIVE)

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

Countries in Southern Asia

CountryPopulation (2023)
India1,428,627,663
Pakistan240,485,658
Bangladesh172,954,319
Iran89,172,767
Afghanistan42,239,854
Nepal30,896,590
Sri Lanka21,893,579
Bhutan787,424
Maldives521,021
  • The current population of Southern Asia is 2,041,498,109 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Southern Asia population is equivalent to 25.2% of the total world population.
  • Southern Asia ranks number 1 in Asia among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Southern Asia is 317 per Km2 (821 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,400,127 Km2 (2,471,102 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Southern Asia is 0.0years.

Population of Southern Asia (2023 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
2023 2,027,578,876 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 308 0 % 0 25.2 % 7,840,952,880 1
2020 1,969,617,892 1.11 % 21,608,513 -458,821 24.9 2.43 308 36.0 % 709,387,963 25.1 % 7,840,952,880 1
2015 1,857,336,021 1.36 % 24,283,204 -2,895,500 24.6 2.47 290 33.9 % 628,750,996 26.6 % 7,426,597,537 1
2010 1,735,919,999 1.5 % 24,894,699 -1,603,100 23.2 2.74 271 32 % 554,883,016 26.5 % 6,985,603,105 1
2005 1,611,446,502 1.82 % 27,791,325 -1,596,200 21.8 3.08 252 30.2 % 486,270,090 26.2 % 6,558,176,119 1
2000 1,472,489,876 2 % 27,763,465 -479,600 20.8 3.49 230 28.6 % 421,722,802 25.6 % 6,148,898,975 2
1995 1,333,672,552 2.18 % 27,313,244 -346,000 19.9 3.85 208 27.5 % 366,467,941 25.1 % 5,743,219,454 2
1990 1,197,106,333 2.36 % 26,339,479 609,800 19.3 4.35 187 26.4 % 315,542,252 24.6 % 5,316,175,862 2
1985 1,065,408,937 2.46 % 24,379,041 -245,500 18.9 4.81 166 24.9 % 265,561,361 24.0 % 4,861,730,613 2
1980 943,513,733 2.36 % 20,812,800 -288,200 18.5 5.17 147 23.3 % 220,068,126 23.2 % 4,444,007,706 2
1975 839,449,733 2.31 % 18,120,166 -738,000 18.1 5.50 131 21.1 % 177,014,775 22.7 % 4,069,437,231 2
1970 748,848,902 2.33 % 16,306,570 -302,800 18.0 5.87 117 19.3 % 144,494,924 22.4 % 3,695,390,336 2
1965 667,316,054 2.4 % 14,946,964 42,400 18.3 6.13 104 13.5 % 90,055,677 22.1 % 3,337,111,983 2
1960 592,581,233 2.29 % 12,701,282 68,100 19.0 6.12 93 17.4 % 103,104,244 21.6 % 3,019,233,434 2
1955 529,074,822 2.16 % 10,743,971 -186,100 19.5 6.08 83 17 % 90,055,677 21.2 % 2,746,072,141 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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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
2025 2,070,793,737 1.01 % 20,235,169 -1,214,100 27.8 2.15 324 38.5 % 796,891,558 26.4 % 8,191,988,453 1
2030 2,173,354,461 0.97 % 20,512,145 -1,208,100 29.5 2.08 340 41 % 890,023,772 26.5 % 8,546,141,327 1
2035 2,266,587,439 0.84 % 18,646,596 -1,213,900 31.2 2.03 354 43.6 % 987,592,187 25.5 % 8,879,397,401 1
2040 2,348,732,104 0.71 % 16,428,933 -1,213,700 32.9 1.99 367 46.3 % 1,087,106,273 26.5 % 9,188,250,492 1
2045 2,418,630,987 0.59 % 13,979,777 -1,212,900 34.5 1.96 378 49 % 1,185,987,169 26.3 % 9,467,543,575 1
2050 2,475,946,953 0.47 % 11,463,193 -1,212,800 36.0 1.93 387 51.8 % 1,281,572,293 26.2 % 9,709,491,761 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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Notes

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

The Population of Southern 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 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.

See also