Bhutan Population clock

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


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Population of Bhutan 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Bhutan was estimated to be 781 168 people. This is an increase of 1.46 % (11 249 people) compared to population of 769 919 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 9 185. Due to external migration, the population increased by 2 063. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.126 (1 126 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Bhutan population in 2015:

Bhutan population 2016

During 2016 Bhutan population is projected to increased by 11 413 people and reach 792 581 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 9 319. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 2 094 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Bhutan (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 dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Bhutan population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of Bhutan will be increased by 31 persons daily in 2016.

Bhutan population density

Bhutan population density is 20.3 people per square kilometer as of May 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Bhutan divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Bhutan. The total area of Bhutan is 38 394 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Bhutan age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 according to our estimates Bhutan had the following population age distribution:

28.9 65.3 5.7

- 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 Bhutan population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bhutan 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 Bhutan is 53 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Bhutan must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Bhutan is relatively high.

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 Bhutan is 44.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Bhutan is 8.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bhutan 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 Bhutan is 67.3 years.
This is below 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 66.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 68.2 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 358 320 persons or 64.55% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Bhutan are able to read and write. Accordingly about 196 787 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 73.06% (214 626 persons). 79 125 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 54.98% (143 694 persons). 117 662 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 89.94% and 87.29% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 88.64%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Bhutan historical population (1951 - 2016)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2016

Bhutan population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951179 142N/A %
1952183 8252.61 %
1953188 4852.54 %
1954193 1302.46 %
1955197 7692.40 %
1956202 4192.35 %
1957207 0992.31 %
1958211 8352.29 %
1959216 6582.28 %
1960221 6022.28 %
1961226 7032.30 %
1962232 0002.34 %
1963237 5342.39 %
1964243 3442.45 %
1965249 4772.52 %
1966255 9502.59 %
1967262 7822.67 %
1968270 0812.78 %
1969278 0392.95 %
1970286 8343.16 %
1971296 5553.39 %
1972307 1833.58 %
1973318 5893.71 %
1974330 5713.76 %
1975342 9123.73 %
1976355 5043.67 %
1977368 3323.61 %
1978381 2663.51 %
1979394 0553.35 %
1980406 4703.15 %
1981418 2242.89 %
1982429 1362.61 %
1983439 5872.44 %
1984450 4622.47 %
1985462 5732.69 %
1986476 5813.03 %
1987492 5523.35 %
1988509 0103.34 %
1989523 1762.78 %
1990532 3951.76 %
1991535 0920.51 %
1992531 382-0.69 %
1993523 466-1.49 %
1994515 115-1.60 %
1995510 140-0.97 %
1996510 6370.10 %
1997516 6471.18 %
1998527 2122.04 %
1999540 9472.61 %
2000556 2872.84 %
2001572 4862.91 %
2002589 6032.99 %
2003607 4483.03 %
2004625 3552.95 %
2005642 6992.77 %
2006659 0422.54 %
2007674 1962.30 %
2008688 2312.08 %
2009701 4101.91 %
2010714 0381.80 %
2011726 2461.71 %
2012737 9791.62 %
2013749 1741.52 %
2014759 8231.42 %
2015769 9191.33 %
2016781 1681.46 %

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