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


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Population of Myanmar 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Myanmar was estimated to be 54 106 691 people. This is an increase of 0.82 % (439 534 people) compared to population of 53 667 157 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 536 135. Due to external migration, the population declined by 96 601. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.972 (972 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 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Myanmar population in 2015:

Myanmar population 2016

During 2016 Myanmar population is projected to increased by 443 134 people and reach 54 549 825 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 540 526. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 97 392 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Myanmar 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 2016

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

The population of Myanmar will be increased by 1 214 persons daily in 2016.

Myanmar population density

Myanmar population density is 80.0 people per square kilometer as of September 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Myanmar divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Myanmar. The total area of Myanmar is 676 590 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Myanmar age structure

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

27.5 67.5 5

- 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 Myanmar 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 "Myanmar 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 Myanmar is 48.2 %.

The value of 48.2 % 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 Myanmar 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 Myanmar 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 Myanmar is 40.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Myanmar is 7.5 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Myanmar 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 Myanmar is 64.9 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 62.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 67.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 36 547 243 persons or 93.14% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Myanmar are able to read and write. Accordingly about 2 690 389 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 95.17% (18 388 207 persons). 933 834 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 91.18% (18 159 036 persons). 1 756 555 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 96.33% and 96.31% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 96.32%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Myanmar historical population (1951 - 2016)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2016

Myanmar population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195117 688 656N/A %
195218 016 1901.85 %
195318 355 9041.89 %
195418 712 4561.94 %
195519 088 7952.01 %
195619 486 1092.08 %
195719 903 8292.14 %
195820 339 8092.19 %
195920 790 7072.22 %
196021 252 9162.22 %
196121 724 0092.22 %
196222 204 1422.21 %
196322 696 9882.22 %
196423 209 2252.26 %
196523 747 4022.32 %
196624 315 2522.39 %
196724 912 6192.46 %
196825 535 8122.50 %
196926 178 7482.52 %
197026 835 1462.51 %
197127 501 3472.48 %
197228 176 9692.46 %
197328 863 4882.44 %
197429 563 2572.42 %
197530 278 7312.42 %
197631 009 9722.42 %
197731 755 0022.40 %
197832 513 2182.39 %
197933 285 7872.38 %
198034 073 2652.37 %
198134 875 3012.35 %
198235 689 4082.33 %
198336 508 4442.29 %
198437 321 2812.23 %
198538 116 7012.13 %
198638 888 9822.03 %
198739 637 2561.92 %
198840 358 2711.82 %
198941 045 4041.70 %
199041 693 4721.58 %
199142 297 6691.45 %
199242 857 1451.32 %
199343 384 2861.23 %
199443 903 2101.20 %
199544 437 5201.22 %
199645 000 9101.27 %
199745 593 4401.32 %
199846 202 7891.34 %
199946 808 2551.31 %
200047 388 3571.24 %
200147 932 7381.15 %
200248 442 8181.06 %
200348 920 9550.99 %
200449 367 3550.91 %
200549 783 7280.84 %
200650 170 1320.78 %
200750 527 1870.71 %
200850 864 4100.67 %
200951 199 8660.66 %
201051 551 3690.69 %
201151 929 2120.73 %
201252 334 6260.78 %
201352 763 8350.82 %
201453 210 4940.85 %
201553 667 1570.86 %
201654 106 6910.82 %

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