Timor-Leste Population (LIVE)

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Timor-Leste Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Timor-Leste is 1,302,671 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Timor-Leste 2019 population is estimated at 1,293,119 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Timor-Leste population is equivalent to 0.02% of the total world population.
  • Timor-Leste ranks number 156 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Timor-Leste is 87 per Km2 (225 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 14,870 Km2 (5,741 sq. miles)
  • 32.4 % of the population is urban (418,517 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Timor-Leste is 19.8 years.

Population of Timor-Leste (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTimor-Leste
Global Rank
2019 1,293,119 1.98 % 25,145 -5,385 19.8 4.34 87 32.4 % 418,517 0.02 % 7,713,468,100 156
2018 1,267,974 1.99 % 24,716 -5,385 19.8 4.34 85 31.9 % 404,880 0.02 % 7,631,091,040 156
2017 1,243,258 1.97 % 23,970 -5,385 19.8 4.34 84 31.5 % 391,642 0.02 % 7,547,858,925 157
2016 1,219,288 1.92 % 22,986 -5,385 19.8 4.34 82 31.1 % 378,697 0.02 % 7,464,022,049 156
2015 1,196,302 1.81 % 20,556 -5,606 19.6 4.40 80 30.6 % 365,966 0.02 % 7,379,797,139 156
2010 1,093,523 1.90 % 19,678 -7,615 18.2 5.30 74 28.1 % 307,717 0.02 % 6,956,823,603 157
2005 995,135 2.39 % 22,154 -5,574 17.6 6.25 67 26.9 % 267,304 0.02 % 6,541,907,027 156
2000 884,366 0.93 % 8,006-16,315 17.6 5.80 59 23.9 % 211,480 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 156
1995 844,334 2.73 % 21,304 0 20.4 5.60 57 23.3 % 196,370 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 156
1990 737,814 2.35 % 16,152 0 20.6 5.40 50 21.2 % 156,717 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 157
1985 657,053 1.84 % 11,430 0 20.1 5.50 44 18.8 % 123,808 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 158
1980 599,905 -0.95 % -5,864 -10,280 19.4 5.00 40 16.1 % 96,847 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 157
1975 629,227 1.94 % 11,532 0 19.7 5.50 42 15.4 % 97,038 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 154
1970 571,565 1.92 % 10,376 0 19.9 5.80 38 13.6 % 77,977 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 154
1965 519,686 1.83 % 9,031 0 19.4 6.20 35 12.0 % 62,237 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 154
1960 474,532 1.56 % 7,062 0 18.9 6.40 32 10.6 % 50,449 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 154
1955 439,223 1.15 % 4,893 0 18.4 6.55 30 10.5 % 46,096 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 154
: 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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Timor-Leste Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTimor-Leste
Global Rank
2020 1,318,445 1.96 % 24,429 -5,385 20.8 4.10 89 32.8 % 432,649 0.02 % 7,794,798,739 156
2025 1,446,506 1.87 % 25,612 -5,000 21.9 4.10 97 35.3 % 510,529 0.02 % 8,184,437,460 154
2030 1,574,057 1.70 % 25,510 -5,000 23.1 4.10 106 38.1 % 600,140 0.02 % 8,548,487,400 154
2035 1,695,764 1.50 % 24,341 -5,000 24.1 4.10 114 41.3 % 700,738 0.02 % 8,887,524,213 153
2040 1,809,275 1.30 % 22,702 -5,000 25.2 4.10 122 44.8 % 811,286 0.02 % 9,198,847,240 153
2045 1,916,110 1.15 % 21,367 -5,000 26.8 4.10 129 48.6 % 930,947 0.02 % 9,481,803,274 153
2050 2,019,291 1.05 % 20,636   28.3 4.10 136 52.4 % 1,058,997 0.02 % 9,735,033,990 151
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Timor-Leste Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Timor-Leste
Life Expectancy
70.18 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
31.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
39.6
(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)
666,242 50.53% 652,200 49.47% 1,318,445 1.02

Population Pyramid for Timor-Leste (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
0-14 247,103 50.89% 238,505 49.11% 485,608 36.83%
15-24 143,340 50.69% 139,431 49.31% 282,771 21.45%
25-54 214,045 50.59% 209,055 49.41% 423,100 32.09%
55-64 35,502 50.36% 34,993 49.64% 70,495 5.35%
65+ 26,252 46.49% 30,216 53.51% 56,468 4.28%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 485,608 36.83% 62.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 776,366 58.88% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 56,468 4.28% 7.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
542,076 41.11% 69.8

Main Cities by Population in Timor-Leste

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dili 150,000
2 Maliana 22,000
3 Suai 21,539
4 Likisa 19,000
5 Aileu 17,356
6 Lospalos 17,186
7 Maubara 16,300
8 Venilale 16,000
8 Baukau 16,000

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Timor-Leste (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 Timor-Leste 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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