Honduras Population clock

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

Honduras population 2017

During 2017 Honduras population is projected to increased by 121 106 people and reach 8 376 460 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 138 030. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 16 923 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Honduras 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 change rates in 2017

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

The population of Honduras will be increased by 332 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Honduras 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Honduras was estimated to be 8 255 354 people. This is an increase of 1.47 % (119 355 people) compared to population of 8 135 999 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 136 034. Due to external migration, the population declined by 16 679. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1 000 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 Honduras population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Honduras population density

Honduras population density is 73.6 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Honduras divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Honduras. The total area of Honduras is 112 090 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Honduras age structure

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

36.7 59.5 3.8

- 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 Honduras 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 "Honduras 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 Honduras is 68.1 %.

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 Honduras 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 Honduras 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 Honduras is 61.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Honduras is 6.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Honduras 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 Honduras is 70.6 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 68.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 72.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4 620 160 persons or 88.48% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Honduras are able to read and write. Accordingly about 601 350 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 88.41% (2 301 162 persons). 301 668 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 88.56% (2 318 998 persons). 299 682 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 96.23% and 98.15% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.17%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Honduras historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Honduras population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 506 105N/A %
19521 546 6992.70 %
19531 592 0822.93 %
19541 640 6533.05 %
19551 691 3063.09 %
19561 743 4403.08 %
19571 796 9583.07 %
19581 852 2193.08 %
19591 909 9363.12 %
19601 970 9253.19 %
19612 035 7093.29 %
19622 104 1473.36 %
19632 175 1763.38 %
19642 246 9543.30 %
19652 317 7013.15 %
19662 386 4362.97 %
19672 453 2612.80 %
19682 519 2442.69 %
19692 586 1072.65 %
19702 655 6622.69 %
19712 728 8772.76 %
19722 805 8522.82 %
19732 886 7252.88 %
19742 971 8982.95 %
19753 061 6713.02 %
19763 156 3093.09 %
19773 255 9363.16 %
19783 360 2073.20 %
19793 468 3553.22 %
19803 579 5733.21 %
19813 693 3533.18 %
19823 809 5703.15 %
19833 928 3343.12 %
19844 049 8703.09 %
19854 174 4033.07 %
19864 301 9193.05 %
19874 432 1383.03 %
19884 564 6832.99 %
19894 699 1472.95 %
19904 835 0832.89 %
19914 972 2072.84 %
19925 110 3042.78 %
19935 248 8002.71 %
19945 386 7622.63 %
19955 523 3092.53 %
19965 657 8622.44 %
19975 790 2672.34 %
19985 920 8112.25 %
19996 050 1052.18 %
20006 178 8072.13 %
20016 307 1922.08 %
20026 435 1532.03 %
20036 562 6531.98 %
20046 689 8281.94 %
20056 816 7671.90 %
20066 943 6051.86 %
20077 070 3831.83 %
20087 196 6041.79 %
20097 321 2841.73 %
20107 443 4871.67 %
20117 562 6451.60 %
20127 678 7731.54 %
20137 792 5951.48 %
20147 905 3701.45 %
20158 018 3701.43 %
20168 135 9991.47 %
20178 255 3541.47 %

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