Bhutan Population (LIVE)

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Bhutan Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bhutan is 791,459 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Bhutan 2023 population is estimated at 787,424 people at mid year.
  • Bhutan population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Bhutan ranks number 165 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bhutan is 21 per Km2 (54 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 38,117 Km2 (14,717 sq. miles)
  • 48.5 % of the population is urban (382,078 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Bhutan is 29.4 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Bhutan (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2024 792,382 0.63 % 4,958 300 29.9 1.39 21 49.4 % 391,429 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 165
2023 787,424 0.64 % 4,969 300 29.4 1.39 21 48.5 % 382,078 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 165
2022 782,455 0.64 % 4,969 300 28.8 1.40 21 47.6 % 372,601 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 165
2020 772,506 0.66 % 5,047 291 27.6 1.43 20 45.8 % 353,445 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 165
2015 743,274 1.05 % 7,552 -1,171 24.9 1.96 19 41.0 % 304,542 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 164
2010 705,516 1.24 % 8,439 -1,190 22.9 2.30 19 35.9 % 253,171 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 164
2005 663,323 2.47 % 15,223 1,779 21.1 2.80 17 30.7 % 203,329 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 164
2000 587,207 2.17 % 11,9346,069 19.3 3.41 15 24.8 % 145,753 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 165
1995 527,536 -1.13 % -6,181 -1,497 18.3 4.62 14 20.0 % 105,741 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 164
1990 558,442 2.88 % 14,783 -996 18.0 5.60 15 15.8 % 88,052 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 162
1985 484,528 3.13 % 13,854 1,696 18.0 6.18 13 12.5 % 60,459 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 161
1980 415,257 3.34 % 12,598 2,303 18.3 6.51 11 10.0 % 41,458 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 161
1975 352,269 3.34 % 10,675 2,700 18.8 6.62 9 7.8 % 27,566 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 163
1970 298,894 3.23 % 8,777 2,700 19.2 6.65 8 6.1 % 18,165 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 166
1965 255,010 2.88 % 6,749 2,303 18.9 6.68 7 4.7 % 11,927 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 166
1960 221,266 2.45 % 5,050 1,489 18.4 6.70 6 3.6 % 8,029 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 167
1955 196,014 2.13 % 3,929 1,294 17.8 6.76 5 2.8 % 5,431 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 166
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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Bhutan Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBhutan
Global Rank
2025 797,335 0.63 % 4,966 300 30.5 1.39 21 50.2 % 400,623 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 165
2030 821,498 0.60 % 4,833 300 33.3 1.40 22 54.0 % 443,902 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 166
2035 843,199 0.52 % 4,340 300 35.9 1.42 22 57.1 % 481,835 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 166
2040 860,331 0.40 % 3,426 300 38.3 1.44 23 59.8 % 514,740 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 166
2045 870,966 0.25 % 2,127 300 40.8 1.46 23 62.6 % 545,317 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 166
2050 874,294 0.08 % 666   43.3 1.47 23 65.6 % 573,267 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 167
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).

Bhutan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bhutan
Life Expectancy
72.49 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
19.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
23.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Bhutan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Thimphu 98,676
2 Punakha 21,500
3 Tsirang 18,667
4 Phuntsholing 17,043

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bhutan (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 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 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 (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 Bhutan 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.