Bhutan population 849,080 (live)

The population of Bhutan is expected to grow by 9,000 in 2021 and reach 853,000 in 2022. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 21.7 in 2019.

Current population 849,080 people at present (Sunday 25th of July 2021)
Median Age 30.5 years
Population density 22.1 per km2
Population of Bhutan from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 844,000 9,000 (1.1%) 30.5 22 361,000 (42.8%)
2020 835,000 9,000 (1.1%) 30.1 1.94 22 352,000 (42.2%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 29.8 1.97 22 343,000 (41.5%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 29.5 2.00 21 333,000 (40.8%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 29.1 2.03 21 324,000 (40.1%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 28.8 2.06 21 314,136 (39.4%)
2015 787,386 10,938 (1.4%) 28.4 2.09 21 304,277 (38.6%)
2010 727,641 13,183 (1.8%) 2,000 26.7 2.38 19 253,168 (34.8%)
2005 656,639 16,357 (2.5%) 3,366 25.0 2.84 17 203,328 (31.0%)
2000 573,416 15,873 (2.8%) 5,800 23.4 3.60 14 145,751 (25.4%)
1995 514,877 -1,626 (-0.3%) 29 22.4 4.60 13 105,740 (20.5%)
1990 537,280 7,023 (1.3%) -17,177 22.6 5.64 11 88,049 (16.4%)
1985 467,178 13,458 (2.9%) 319 22.6 6.31 10 60,458 (12.9%)
1980 409,172 11,782 (2.9%) 159 22.6 6.55 9 41,457 (10.1%)
1975 349,982 11,039 (3.2%) 2,001 22.5 6.69 7 27,565 (7.9%)
1970 298,301 9,527 (3.2%) 2,000 22.5 6.67 6 18,164 (6.1%)
1965 254,464 7,139 (2.8%) 2,000 22.5 6.67 5 11,927 (4.7%)
1960 223,288 5,630 (2.5%) 1,000 22.6 6.67 6 8,029 (3.6%)

In 2020 the population of Bhutan was 835,000 and the average age increased from 22.6 in 1960 to 30.1. Urban population has increased from 145,751 (25.4%) in 2000 to 361,000 (42.8%) in the current year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 21.7 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 30.1 1.94 22 352,000 (42.2%)
2025 878,000 8,000 (0.9%) 31.9 1.81 23 397,000 (45.3%)
2030 914,000 7,000 (0.8%) 33.7 1.72 24 437,000 (47.9%)
2035 943,000 6,000 (0.6%) 35.6 1.66 25 471,000 (50.0%)
2040 965,000 4,000 (0.4%) 37.4 1.62 25 499,000 (51.7%)
2045 982,000 3,000 (0.3%) 39.2 1.62 26 524,000 (53.4%)
2050 994,000 2,000 (0.2%) 40.8 26 547,000 (55.0%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 77.8 (76.7 years for male and 78.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 26.1 people per square kilometer.

Bhutan demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 1.08% (9,000 residents, including 4,973 deaths). The demographics of Bhutan constitutes of 398,000 women and 446,000 men, which means there are 1,121 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 33.6% of population (283,162) is 19 or younger, 60.9% of population (513,996) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.4% of population (45,914) is over 65.

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