Taiwan Population (LIVE)

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Taiwan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Taiwan is 23,790,198 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Taiwan 2019 population is estimated at 23,773,876 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Taiwan population is equivalent to 0.31% of the total world population.
  • Taiwan ranks number 56 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Taiwan is 671 per Km2 (1,739 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 35,410 Km2 (13,672 sq. miles)
  • 78.5 % of the population is urban (18,662,774 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Taiwan is 40.3 years.

Population of Taiwan (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2019 23,773,876 0.20 % 47,416 30,001 40.3 1.11 671 78.5 % 18,662,774 0.31 % 7,713,468,100 56
2018 23,726,460 0.22 % 51,914 30,001 40.3 1.11 670 78.0 % 18,518,291 0.31 % 7,631,091,040 56
2017 23,674,546 0.24 % 56,346 30,001 40.3 1.11 669 77.6 % 18,369,720 0.31 % 7,547,858,925 56
2016 23,618,200 0.26 % 60,723 30,001 40.3 1.11 667 77.1 % 18,218,159 0.32 % 7,464,022,049 56
2015 23,557,477 0.32 % 73,985 34,000 39.7 1.11 665 76.7 % 18,064,348 0.32 % 7,379,797,139 54
2010 23,187,551 0.42 % 96,368 50,000 37.2 1.05 655 74.4 % 17,254,388 0.33 % 6,956,823,603 51
2005 22,705,713 0.66 % 147,837 41,000 34.6 1.33 641 72.0 % 16,339,969 0.35 % 6,541,907,027 48
2000 21,966,527 0.57 % 122,099-50,000 32.0 1.67 620 69.5 % 15,258,841 0.36 % 6,143,493,823 47
1995 21,356,033 0.84 % 175,503 -30,000 29.8 1.76 603 68.0 % 14,516,273 0.37 % 5,744,212,979 44
1990 20,478,520 1.19 % 235,023 16,000 27.5 1.77 578 65.7 % 13,457,894 0.38 % 5,327,231,061 39
1985 19,303,404 1.51 % 279,589 -12,200 25.0 2.23 545 57.2 % 11,043,738 0.40 % 4,870,921,740 39
1980 17,905,458 1.69 % 288,106 -42,000 23.2 2.74 506 48.2 % 8,631,549 0.40 % 4,458,003,514 37
1975 16,464,927 1.98 % 308,094 -5,000 20.8 3.33 465 39.2 % 6,458,027 0.40 % 4,079,480,606 36
1970 14,924,455 2.96 % 404,660 70,298 18.9 4.38 421 35.9 % 5,360,607 0.40 % 3,700,437,046 35
1965 12,901,155 3.47 % 405,001 50,176 17.8 5.41 364 33.2 % 4,282,804 0.39 % 3,339,583,597 41
1960 10,876,150 3.43 % 337,236 1,000 17.5 6.14 307 30.9 % 3,361,618 0.36 % 3,034,949,748 38
1955 9,189,972 3.87 % 317,522 19,000 17.9 6.72 260 28.5 % 2,623,092 0.33 % 2,773,019,936 41
: 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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Taiwan Population Forecast

24,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2020 23,816,775 0.22 % 51,860 30,001 42.5 1.15 673 78.9 % 18,802,314 0.31 % 7,794,798,739 57
2025 23,965,153 0.12 % 29,676 24,000 45.1 1.15 677 81.0 % 19,421,267 0.29 % 8,184,437,460 57
2030 24,011,258 0.04 % 9,221 24,000 47.4 1.15 678 82.9 % 19,901,735 0.28 % 8,548,487,400 61
2035 23,908,355 -0.09 % -20,581 24,000 49.6 1.15 675 84.5 % 20,210,297 0.27 % 8,887,524,213 63
2040 23,593,257 -0.26 % -63,020 24,000 51.3 1.15 666 86.0 % 20,291,254 0.26 % 9,198,847,240 66
2045 23,068,792 -0.45 % -104,893 24,000 52.9 1.15 651 87.4 % 20,170,795 0.24 % 9,481,803,274 66
2050 22,412,982 -0.58 % -131,162   54.2 1.15 633 88.9 % 19,917,086 0.23 % 9,735,033,990 73
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Taiwan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Taiwan
Life Expectancy
81.04 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
4.1
(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)
11,834,313 49.69% 11,982,462 50.31% 23,816,775 0.99

Population Pyramid for Taiwan (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 1,571,686 51.89% 1,457,003 48.11% 3,028,689 12.72%
15-24 1,413,905 52.07% 1,301,382 47.93% 2,715,287 11.40%
25-54 5,390,372 50.09% 5,370,770 49.91% 10,761,142 45.18%
55-64 1,721,094 48.66% 1,815,862 51.34% 3,536,956 14.85%
65+ 1,737,256 46.02% 2,037,445 53.98% 3,774,701 15.85%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 3,028,689 12.72% 17.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 17,013,385 71.43% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 3,774,701 15.85% 22.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,803,390 28.57% 40.0

Main Cities by Population in Taiwan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Taipei 7,871,900
2 Kaohsiung 1,519,711
3 Taichung 1,040,725
4 Tainan 771,235
5 Banqiao 543,342
6 Hsinchu 404,109
7 Taoyuan City 402,014
8 Keelung 397,515
9 Hualien City 350,468
10 Yuanlin 124,725
11 Taitung City 109,584
12 Nantou 105,682
13 Douliu 104,723
14 Yilan 94,188
15 Puli 86,406
16 Daxi 84,549
17 Magong 56,435
18 Donggang 48,100
19 Jincheng 37,507
20 Hengchun 31,288
21 Zhongxing New Village 25,549
22 Lugu 19,599
23 Yujing 16,597

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Taiwan (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 Taiwan 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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