Timor-Leste population 1,444,208 (live)

The population of Timor-Leste is expected to grow by 31,000 in 2022 and reach 1,473,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 10,001 people yearly. The population density of Timor-Leste has changed from 39.5 in 1980 to 92.9 in 2020.

Current population 1,444,208 people at present (Wednesday 26th of January 2022)
Median Age 22.9 years
Population density 96.9 per km2
Population of Timor-Leste from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 1,442,000 31,000 (2.2%) -10,001 22.9 97 533,000 (37.0%)
2021 1,411,000 30,000 (2.1%) -10,001 22.9 95 514,000 (36.4%)
2020 1,381,000 29,000 (2.1%) -10,001 22.7 5.06 93 495,000 (35.8%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -10,001 22.7 5.17 91 477,000 (35.2%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -10,001 22.6 5.29 89 459,000 (34.6%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -10,001 22.6 5.40 87 441,000 (34.0%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -10,001 22.5 5.51 85 423,749 (33.4%)
2015 1,240,977 28,163 (2.3%) -10,001 22.5 5.62 83 406,668 (32.8%)
2010 1,109,591 17,570 (1.6%) -10,001 22.4 6.23 75 327,407 (29.5%)
2005 1,026,484 29,786 (2.9%) -18,749 21.0 6.79 69 270,109 (26.3%)
2000 871,607 8,338 (1.0%) 804 20.6 7.11 59 211,478 (24.3%)
1995 871,447 14,763 (1.7%) -31,211 22.7 6.38 59 196,372 (22.5%)
1990 751,933 20,489 (2.7%) -837 22.6 5.34 51 156,718 (20.8%)
1985 666,945 20,257 (3.0%) -970 22.6 5.34 45 123,805 (18.6%)
1980 587,563 -8,309 (-1.4%) 2,060 22.5 4.77 40 96,848 (16.5%)
1975 664,984 761 (0.1%) -18,757 23.3 4.79 45 97,041 (14.6%)
1970 605,125 13,386 (2.2%) 448 22.9 5.92 41 77,976 (12.9%)
1965 548,218 10,432 (1.9%) 173 22.9 6.31 37 62,239 (11.4%)
1960 499,950 8,895 (1.8%) 134 23.1 6.37 34 50,450 (10.1%)

In 2021 the population of Timor-Leste was 1,411,000 and the average age decreased from 23.1 in 1960 to 22.9. Urban population has increased from 211,478 (24.3%) in 2000 to 533,000 (37.0%) in the current year. The population density of Timor-Leste has changed from 39.5 in 1980 to 92.9 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%) -10,001 22.7 5.06 93 495,000 (35.8%)
2025 1,536,000 32,000 (2.1%) -10,001 23.1 4.56 103 593,000 (38.6%)
2030 1,704,000 34,000 (2.0%) -10,001 23.5 4.12 115 699,000 (41.0%)
2035 1,880,000 36,000 (1.9%) -10,001 24.2 3.74 126 810,000 (43.1%)
2040 2,060,000 37,000 (1.8%) -10,001 24.9 3.42 139 923,000 (44.8%)
2045 2,240,000 36,000 (1.6%) -10,001 25.8 3.16 151 1,043,000 (46.5%)
2050 2,421,000 36,000 (1.5%) -10,001 26.9 2.94 163 1,169,000 (48.3%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 75.7 (73.4 years for male and 78.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 162.8 people per square kilometer.

Timor-Leste demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 2.20% (30,000 residents, including 7,115 deaths). The demographics of Timor-Leste constitutes of 710,000 women and 732,000 men, which means there are 1,031 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 53.9% of population (777,094) is 19 or younger, 42.3% of population (609,966) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.7% of population (53,066) is over 65.

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