Bhutan population 872,367 (live)

The population of Bhutan is expected to grow by 8,000 in 2024 and reach 878,000 in 2025. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 22.4 in 2022.

Current population 872,367 people at present (Wednesday 17th of April 2024)
Median Age 31.5 years
Population density 22.8 per km2
Population of Bhutan from 1960 to 2024 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2024 870,000 8,000 (0.9%) 31.5 23 389,000 (44.7%)
2023 862,000 9,000 (1.0%) 31.2 23 380,000 (44.1%)
2022 853,000 9,000 (1.1%) 30.8 22 371,000 (43.5%)
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 2023 the population of Bhutan was 862,000 and the average age increased from 22.6 in 1960 to 31.2. Urban population has increased from 145,751 (25.4%) in 2000 to 389,000 (44.7%) in the current year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 22.4 in 2022.

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 2023

The demographics of Bhutan constitutes of 411,000 women and 459,000 men, which means there are 1,117 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 32.4% of population (281,967) is 19 or younger, 61.6% of population (535,746) is between age 20 and 64 and 6.0% of population (52,461) is over 65.

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