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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Belarus population 2017

During 2017 Belarus population is projected to increased by 760 people and reach 9 500 404 in the beginning of 2018. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 23 369, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 24 129 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Belarus (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Belarus population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Belarus will be increased by 2 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Belarus 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Belarus was estimated to be 9 499 644 people. This is an increase of 0.01 % (760 people) compared to population of 9 498 884 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 23 367. Due to external migration, the population increased by 24 127. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.869 (869 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Belarus population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Belarus population density

Belarus population density is 45.8 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Belarus divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Belarus. The total area of Belarus is 207 600 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Belarus age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Belarus had the following population age distribution:

14.2 71.7 14.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Belarus population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Belarus age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Belarus is 39.4 %.

The value of 39.4 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Belarus must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Belarus is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Belarus is 19.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Belarus is 19.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Belarus age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Belarus is 71.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 65.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.2 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 8 129 480 persons or 99.73% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Belarus are able to read and write. Accordingly about 22 069 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.79% (3 717 235 persons). 7 860 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.68% (4 412 245 persons). 14 209 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.82% and 99.86% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.84%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Belarus population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Belarus historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Belarus population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19517 731 356N/A %
19527 714 368-0.22 %
19537 717 5680.04 %
19547 739 8420.29 %
19557 779 5570.51 %
19567 834 5390.71 %
19577 902 0760.86 %
19587 978 9950.97 %
19598 061 8151.04 %
19608 147 1401.06 %
19618 232 2571.04 %
19628 315 7211.01 %
19638 397 7460.99 %
19648 479 9840.98 %
19658 564 2320.99 %
19668 651 2321.02 %
19678 740 2861.03 %
19688 829 6041.02 %
19698 916 7770.99 %
19708 999 4600.93 %
19719 076 3570.85 %
19729 147 4610.78 %
19739 213 5790.72 %
19749 275 9930.68 %
19759 336 1510.65 %
19769 394 6260.63 %
19779 451 3420.60 %
19789 507 1660.59 %
19799 564 0380.60 %
19809 623 7310.62 %
19819 687 0450.66 %
19829 753 5960.69 %
19839 822 1690.70 %
19849 891 0040.70 %
19859 958 0970.68 %
198610 022 4710.65 %
198710 083 7130.61 %
198810 139 5990.55 %
198910 186 0230.46 %
199010 219 1420.33 %
199110 236 5600.17 %
199210 238 0000.01 %
199310 225 572-0.12 %
199410 203 173-0.22 %
199510 174 898-0.28 %
199610 143 336-0.31 %
199710 109 061-0.34 %
199810 071 240-0.37 %
199910 028 279-0.43 %
20009 978 657-0.49 %
20019 921 795-0.57 %
20029 858 669-0.64 %
20039 792 310-0.67 %
20049 727 304-0.66 %
20059 668 204-0.61 %
20069 617 425-0.53 %
20079 575 147-0.44 %
20089 541 257-0.35 %
20099 515 886-0.27 %
20109 498 721-0.18 %
20119 489 898-0.09 %
20129 489 318-0.01 %
20139 494 1280.05 %
20149 498 8580.05 %
20159 498 124-0.01 %
20169 498 8840.01 %
20179 499 6440.01 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.