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


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Population of Ecuador 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Ecuador was estimated to be 16 526 175 people. This is an increase of 1.56 % (253 207 people) compared to population of 16 272 968 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 261 181. Due to external migration, the population declined by 7 974. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.003 (1 003 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. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Ecuador population in 2016:

Ecuador population 2017

During 2017 Ecuador population is projected to increased by 257 147 people and reach 16 783 322 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 265 245. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 8 098 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Ecuador to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

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

The population of Ecuador will be increased by 705 persons daily in 2017.

Ecuador population density

Ecuador population density is 58.3 people per square kilometer as of January 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Ecuador divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Ecuador. The total area of Ecuador is 283 560 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Ecuador age structure

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

30.1 63.5 6.4

- 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 Ecuador 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 "Ecuador 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 Ecuador is 57.5 %.

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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador is 47.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Ecuador is 10.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ecuador 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 Ecuador is 75.7 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 72.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.8 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 10 915 929 persons or 94.45% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Ecuador are able to read and write. Accordingly about 641 652 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 95.38% (5 422 773 persons). 262 727 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 93.55% (5 493 156 persons). 378 925 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.83% and 98.82% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.83%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Ecuador historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Ecuador population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513 515 658N/A %
19523 608 0832.63 %
19533 703 5722.65 %
19543 802 4942.67 %
19553 905 1702.70 %
19564 011 8612.73 %
19574 122 7772.76 %
19584 238 0752.80 %
19594 357 8642.83 %
19604 482 2202.85 %
19614 611 2032.88 %
19624 744 8752.90 %
19634 883 3142.92 %
19645 026 6032.93 %
19655 174 7952.95 %
19665 327 9062.96 %
19675 485 8752.96 %
19685 648 4832.96 %
19695 815 3752.95 %
19705 986 1812.94 %
19716 160 6762.91 %
19726 338 7692.89 %
19736 520 3122.86 %
19746 705 0612.83 %
19756 892 7992.80 %
19767 083 3962.77 %
19777 276 8172.73 %
19787 473 0942.70 %
19797 672 3032.67 %
19807 874 5512.64 %
19818 079 8222.61 %
19828 288 0652.58 %
19838 499 5752.55 %
19848 714 9802.53 %
19858 934 8622.52 %
19869 159 4412.51 %
19879 388 5192.50 %
19889 621 6562.48 %
19899 858 2802.46 %
199010 097 7332.43 %
199110 339 5372.39 %
199210 583 3292.36 %
199310 828 4352.32 %
199411 073 8382.27 %
199511 318 5262.21 %
199611 562 0282.15 %
199711 804 2362.09 %
199812 044 4392.03 %
199912 281 2891.97 %
200012 513 6441.89 %
200112 740 6751.81 %
200212 962 4051.74 %
200313 180 8281.69 %
200413 399 6231.66 %
200513 622 4391.66 %
200613 851 3611.68 %
200714 086 4851.70 %
200814 326 5401.70 %
200914 569 4551.70 %
201014 813 0011.67 %
201115 055 9861.64 %
201215 298 3871.61 %
201315 540 4031.58 %
201415 782 1141.56 %
201516 023 6401.53 %
201616 272 9681.56 %
201716 526 1751.56 %

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