Lao People's Democratic Republic population 7,059,767 (live)

The population of Lao People's Democratic Republic is expected to grow by 103,000 in 2018 and reach 7,064,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 14,704 people yearly. On average there are 159,464 births and 45,411 deaths in Lao People's Democratic Republic per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.64 percent per year. The population density of Lao People's Democratic Republic has changed from 14.1 in 1980 to 29.3 in 2016.

Current population 7,059,767 people at present (Sunday 16th of December 2018)
Median Age 26.7 years
Life expectancy 67.3 years
Population density 30.2 per km2
Population of Lao People's Democratic Republic from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 6,961,000 103,000 (1.5%) -14,704 26.7 2.60 30 2,900,000 (41.7%)
2017 6,858,000 99,647 (1.5%) -14,704 26.5 2.65 30 2,789,000 (40.7%)
2016 6,758,353 94,386 (1.4%) -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 2017 the population of Lao People's Democratic Republic was 6,858,000 and the average age increased from 23.3 in 1960 to 26.5. Urban population has increased from 1,171,221 (22.0%) in 2000 to 2,900,000 (41.7%) in the current year. The population density of Lao People's Democratic Republic has changed from 14.1 in 1980 to 29.3 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 7,165,000 101,000 (1.4%) -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%)

Total Lao People's Democratic Republic population should reach 7,165,000 by 2020 and should increase to 9,163,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 1.50% (99,647 residents, including 45,127 deaths). The demographics of Lao People's Democratic Republic constitutes of 3,488,000 women and 3,474,000 men, which means there are 996 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 42.6% of population (2,966,778) is 19 or younger, 53.3% of population (3,707,429) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.1% of population (285,401) is over 65.

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