Bhutan population 837,244 (live)

The population of Bhutan is expected to grow by 9,000 in 2020 and reach 844,000 in 2021. On average there are 14,140 births and 5,023 deaths in Bhutan per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.09 percent per year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 21.4 in 2018.

Current population 837,244 people at present (Tuesday 31st of March 2020)
Median Age 30.1 years
Life expectancy 71.6 years
Population density 21.9 per km2
Population of Bhutan from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
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%)
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 2019 the population of Bhutan was 826,000 and the average age increased from 22.6 in 1960 to 29.8. Urban population has increased from 145,751 (25.4%) in 2000 to 352,000 (42.2%) in the current year. The population density of Bhutan has changed from 8.8 in 1980 to 21.4 in 2018.

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 2019

The population growth rate is 1.09% (9,000 residents, including 4,923 deaths). The demographics of Bhutan constitutes of 393,000 women and 442,000 men, which means there are 1,125 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 34.2% of population (285,904) is 19 or younger, 60.7% of population (506,929) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.3% of population (44,005) is over 65.

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