Lao People's Democratic Republic population 7,393,436 (live)

The population of Lao People's Democratic Republic is expected to grow by 95,000 in 2022 and reach 7,450,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 14,704 people yearly. The population density of Lao People's Democratic Republic has changed from 14.1 in 1980 to 31.0 in 2020.

Current population 7,393,436 people at present (Monday 23rd of May 2022)
Median Age 27.7 years
Population density 31.9 per km2
Population of Lao People's Democratic Republic from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 7,357,000 95,000 (1.3%) -14,704 27.7 32 3,334,000 (45.3%)
2021 7,262,000 97,000 (1.3%) -14,704 27.5 32 3,228,000 (44.4%)
2020 7,165,000 101,000 (1.4%) -14,704 27.2 2.50 31 3,120,000 (43.5%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -14,704 27.0 2.55 31 3,011,000 (42.6%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -14,704 26.7 2.60 30 2,900,000 (41.7%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -14,704 26.5 2.65 30 2,789,000 (40.7%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -14,704 26.2 2.71 29 2,679,957 (39.7%)
2015 6,663,967 87,570 (1.3%) -14,704 26.0 2.76 29 2,573,224 (38.6%)
2010 6,246,274 94,238 (1.5%) -35,498 24.7 3.15 27 2,068,953 (33.1%)
2005 5,754,026 89,421 (1.6%) -22,052 23.7 3.62 25 1,575,798 (27.4%)
2000 5,329,304 88,020 (1.7%) -29,620 22.8 4.31 23 1,171,221 (22.0%)
1995 4,851,923 111,543 (2.3%) -26,949 22.3 5.39 21 843,167 (17.4%)
1990 4,258,472 120,064 (2.8%) -12,113 22.4 6.15 18 657,380 (15.4%)
1985 3,687,898 101,517 (2.8%) 28 22.7 6.36 16 509,077 (13.8%)
1980 3,258,144 50,816 (1.6%) -7,022 22.9 6.28 14 403,260 (12.4%)
1975 3,051,577 60,612 (2.0%) -39,751 23.2 6.06 13 338,145 (11.1%)
1970 2,688,428 67,994 (2.5%) 9 23.3 5.97 12 258,761 (9.6%)
1965 2,382,594 55,457 (2.3%) 6 23.4 5.97 10 198,303 (8.3%)
1960 2,120,896 49,447 (2.3%) 15 23.3 5.96 9 168,526 (7.9%)

In 2021 the population of Lao People's Democratic Republic was 7,262,000 and the average age increased from 23.3 in 1960 to 27.5. Urban population has increased from 1,171,221 (22.0%) in 2000 to 3,334,000 (45.3%) in the current year. The population density of Lao People's Democratic Republic has changed from 14.1 in 1980 to 31.0 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -14,704 27.2 2.50 31 3,120,000 (43.5%)
2025 7,630,000 90,000 (1.2%) -14,704 28.6 2.30 33 3,639,000 (47.7%)
2030 8,049,000 80,000 (1.0%) -14,704 30.0 2.14 35 4,094,000 (50.9%)
2035 8,416,000 69,000 (0.8%) -14,704 31.6 2.02 37 4,494,000 (53.4%)
2040 8,728,000 58,000 (0.7%) -14,704 33.2 1.92 38 4,879,000 (55.9%)
2045 8,978,000 45,000 (0.5%) -14,704 34.7 1.84 39 5,242,000 (58.4%)
2050 9,163,000 32,000 (0.4%) -14,704 36.3 1.79 40 5,573,000 (60.8%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 74.6 (72.4 years for male and 76.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 39.7 people per square kilometer.

Lao People's Democratic Republic demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 1.31% (97,000 residents, including 45,641 deaths). The demographics of Lao People's Democratic Republic constitutes of 3,682,000 women and 3,676,000 men, which means there are 998 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 40.6% of population (2,985,471) is 19 or younger, 54.9% of population (4,039,729) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.5% of population (328,858) is over 65.

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