Bhutan population 825,655 (live)

The population of Bhutan is expected to grow by 9,000 in 2018 and reach 826,000 in 2019. On average there are 14,334 births and 4,923 deaths in Bhutan per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.15 percent per year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 20.9 in 2016.

Current population 825,655 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 29.5 years
Life expectancy 70.9 years
Population density 21.4 per km2
Population of Bhutan from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 817,000 9,000 (1.1%) 29.5 2.00 21 333,000 (40.8%)
2017 808,000 10,235 (1.3%) 29.1 2.03 21 324,000 (40.1%)
2016 797,765 10,379 (1.3%) 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 2017 the population of Bhutan was 808,000 and the average age increased from 22.6 in 1960 to 29.1. Urban population has increased from 145,751 (25.4%) in 2000 to 333,000 (40.8%) in the current year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 20.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 835,000 9,000 (1.1%) 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%)

Total Bhutan population should reach 835,000 by 2020 and should increase to 994,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 1.11% (10,235 residents, including 4,816 deaths). The demographics of Bhutan constitutes of 384,000 women and 433,000 men, which means there are 1,128 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 35.1% of population (287,094) is 19 or younger, 59.8% of population (488,566) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.0% of population (40,850) is over 65.

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