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

Panama population 2017

During 2017 Panama population is projected to increased by 65 881 people and reach 4 092 816 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 59 881. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 6 000 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Panama (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 Panama population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Panama will be increased by 180 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Panama 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Panama was estimated to be 4 026 935 people. This is an increase of 1.64 % (64 820 people) compared to population of 3 962 115 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 58 917. Due to external migration, the population increased by 5 904. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.015 (1 015 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 Panama population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Panama population density

Panama population density is 53.4 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Panama divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Panama. The total area of Panama is 75 420 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Panama age structure

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

28.6 64.2 7.2

- 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 Panama 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 "Panama 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 Panama is 55.7 %.

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 Panama 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 Panama 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 Panama is 44.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Panama is 11.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Panama 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 Panama is 77.8 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 75 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 733 581 persons or 95.05% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Panama are able to read and write. Accordingly about 142 457 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 95.66% (1 379 557 persons). 62 529 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.43% (1 354 024 persons). 79 928 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.26% and 98% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.13%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Panama historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Panama population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951870 503N/A %
1952892 8672.57 %
1953916 5502.65 %
1954941 4932.72 %
1955967 6522.78 %
1956995 0062.83 %
19571 023 5502.87 %
19581 053 2972.91 %
19591 084 2702.94 %
19601 116 4962.97 %
19611 149 9833.00 %
19621 184 7073.02 %
19631 220 5983.03 %
19641 257 5493.03 %
19651 295 4513.01 %
19661 334 2162.99 %
19671 373 8032.97 %
19681 414 2302.94 %
19691 455 5692.92 %
19701 497 8862.91 %
19711 541 2032.89 %
19721 585 4742.87 %
19731 630 5462.84 %
19741 676 1862.80 %
19751 722 1612.74 %
19761 768 3332.68 %
19771 814 6732.62 %
19781 861 2002.56 %
19791 907 9532.51 %
19801 954 9842.46 %
19812 002 3162.42 %
19822 049 9422.38 %
19832 097 8742.34 %
19842 146 1562.30 %
19852 194 8332.27 %
19862 243 9482.24 %
19872 293 5322.21 %
19882 343 6082.18 %
19892 394 1952.16 %
19902 445 3142.14 %
19912 496 9562.11 %
19922 549 1162.09 %
19932 601 9212.07 %
19942 655 6162.06 %
19952 710 4232.06 %
19962 766 4852.07 %
19972 823 7922.07 %
19982 882 0612.06 %
19992 940 7882.04 %
20002 999 4722.00 %
20013 057 8191.95 %
20023 115 8081.90 %
20033 173 6201.86 %
20043 231 5611.83 %
20053 289 9561.81 %
20063 348 9511.79 %
20073 408 4991.78 %
20083 468 5391.76 %
20093 529 0401.74 %
20103 589 9541.73 %
20113 651 2431.71 %
20123 712 8701.69 %
20133 774 7221.67 %
20143 836 6091.64 %
20153 898 3381.61 %
20163 962 1151.64 %
20174 026 9351.64 %

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