Timor-Leste population 1,388,479 (live)

The population of Timor-Leste is expected to grow by 29,000 in 2020 and reach 1,411,000 in 2021. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 10,001 people yearly. On average there are 46,508 births and 7,115 deaths in Timor-Leste per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.85 percent per year. The population density of Timor-Leste has changed from 39.5 in 1980 to 89.0 in 2018.

Current population 1,388,479 people at present (Tuesday 31st of March 2020)
Median Age 22.7 years
Life expectancy 70.1 years
Population density 92.9 per km2
Population of Timor-Leste from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
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 2019 the population of Timor-Leste was 1,352,000 and the average age decreased from 23.1 in 1960 to 22.7. Urban population has increased from 211,478 (24.3%) in 2000 to 495,000 (35.8%) in the current year. The population density of Timor-Leste has changed from 39.5 in 1980 to 89.0 in 2018.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 1,381,000 29,000 (2.1%) -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%)

Total Timor-Leste population should reach 1,381,000 by 2020 and should increase to 2,421,000 people by year 2050. 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 2019

The population growth rate is 2.14% (28,000 residents, including 7,077 deaths). The demographics of Timor-Leste constitutes of 680,000 women and 701,000 men, which means there are 1,031 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.4% of population (750,988) is 19 or younger, 41.9% of population (579,191) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.6% of population (49,716) is over 65.

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